“Light”: visible to a person can be hidden from others / Safial Aqbar Zakaria … [et al.]

Zakaria, Safial Aqbar and Bahauddin, Azizi and Abdullah, Aldrin and Maliki, Norzarifah (2014) “Light”: visible to a person can be hidden from others / Safial Aqbar Zakaria … [et al.]. In: International Conference on Islamic Business, Art, Culture & Communication (ICIBACC 2014). Division of Research and Industry Linkages, UiTM Melaka, Alor Gajah, p. 39.


The meaning of light in Malay culture have been understood not only in the scientific and physical senses, but understood more deeply within the culture. This research includes rituals and customs, which encompass the philosophy and meanings of light from the Malay interpretation and understandings in terms of culture, spirituality, physical attributes and emotion. The objective of this research is to scrutinise the meaning of light according to the understandings, interpretation and beliefs of the the Malays. This includes level of spirituality and practicality. The results of this research are mainly qualitative in nature. There are supported by structured interviews, personal observation and visual data to scrutinize the problems and questions raised in this research. The primary result from the in-depth interviews with the scholars and lighting designer have been analyzed and helped to answer the issues. The findings from this research reflect the values and essence of the Malay Moslem community and manifested in hardcopy, representing a creation of art that symbolises the meaning and spirit of the Malays. It is a cultural identity, social interaction, morality, a symbol, and the contents of culture and race. Light and lighting should also not be understood only in the normal sense of being merely a design or practicality purposes, but it needs to be appreciated and expressed through emotions, mind and body, culture belonging, belief and divinity aspects. Through its existence the appreciation of the humanity and society has been highlighted.


Item Type: Book Section
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Zakaria, Safial Aqbar
Bahauddin, Azizi
Abdullah, Aldrin
Maliki, Norzarifah
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Culture
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Bahagian Penyelidikan dan Jaringan Industri, UiTM Melaka
Event Title: International Conference on Islamic Business, Art, Culture & Communication (ICIBACC 2014)
Event Dates: 26 - 27
Page Range: p. 39
Keywords: Malay; Light culture; Spirituality; Religious; Lighting design; Belief
Date: 2014
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/54390
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