Spatial organizations of urban mosques in Klang Valley, Malaysia: case studies / Zamnah Nusi

Nusi, Zamnah (2017) Spatial organizations of urban mosques in Klang Valley, Malaysia: case studies / Zamnah Nusi. In: The Doctoral Research Abstracts. Institute of Graduate Studies, Shah Alam.


Klang Valley is the most populated region in Malaysia so the development
of the urban mosques in the region has grown rapidly as to serve the
Muslim communities and at the same time to reciprocate with the
increase of the Muslim population in the region. Observations on the
urban mosques in the city centres like Kuala Lumpur and its peripherals
especially during the Friday congregations noted to be overflow every
time. They are mostly multi-leveled structures due to the limited plot
of the urbanism characteristics. To date there is no study recorded on
the spatial organizations and activities of urban mosques in Malaysia.
The research problems are to investigate whether such urban mosques
spatial organizations are designed according to the guidelines from the
Al Quran and Sunnahs; equipped with ancillary spaces for services and
activities; which needs proper management of the utilization of the
spaces and the maintenance of the buildings. The design of the spaces
at the mosques is bounded by the spatial organization which needs to be
observed by the managements and the designers of the mosques. At the
same time, the local communities’ religious and social needs are to be
addressed accordingly in order to build better Muslim communities.


Item Type: Book Section
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Nusi, Zamnah
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Islamic architecture. Moorish architecture
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture > Mosques > Malaysia
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Institut Pengajian Siswazah (IPSis) : Institute of Graduate Studies (IGS)
Volume: 12
Number: 12
Keywords: Abstract; Abstract of Thesis; Newsletter; Research information; Doctoral graduates; IPSis; IGS; UiTM; Urban mosques
Date: 2017
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