Universiti Teknologi Malaysia Institutional Repository

The political ideas of islam and their influence on mosque architecture in Malaysia

Mohammad Tajuddin, Mohammad Tajuddin and Ismail, Alice Sabrina (2003) The political ideas of islam and their influence on mosque architecture in Malaysia. In: mAAN 3rd International Conference, 2003, Surabaya, Indonesia.

Full text not available from this repository.


The main purpose of this paper is to initiate a discourse on how the various perspectives and ideas of ‘political Islam’ influences the design decisions of mosque architecture in Malaysia between the period of 1955 prior to independence and until 1998 when the new city of Putrajaya was unveiled to the public. The paper focuses on three different ideas of political Islam as propounded by the first prime minister of Malaysia Tunku Abdul Rahman, the present prime minister Dr. Mahathir Mohamad and that of the present head of the opposition party, Tuan Guru Abdul Hadi Awang. The three mosques chosen for discussion which are the National Mosque in Kuala Lumpur, the Putra Mosque in Putrajaya and the Rusila Madrasa in Kuala Terengganu represents the ideas of the three politicians respectively.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:mosque, architecture, Malaysia
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:22690
Deposited By: Mrs Liza Porijo
Deposited On:11 Sep 2014 04:37
Last Modified:07 Feb 2017 06:32

Repository Staff Only: item control page