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Rethinking conservation in Islam : lessons from the Prophet's Mosque

Syed Ariffin, Syed Iskandar (2010) Rethinking conservation in Islam : lessons from the Prophet's Mosque. In: test. (Unpublished)

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The search for ideas and approaches in the conservation of manmade environment is becoming increasingly exciting. Conservation thinking of the middle and far-eastern culture seems unheard of. As one of the most vibrant civilization, Islam surely has something to offer on conservation. This paper uncovers the spirit of conservation in Islam as practiced in the Prophet's mosque (Al-Masajid an-Nabawi) in Medina, Saudi arabia. The intervention throughout the development of this sacred mosque offers valuable ideas of architectural conservation in Islam. the attitude of the Muslims in their effort to care and protect the Prophet's mosque throughout its architectural development cannot be sidelined, as many lessons can be drawn from it and be put to greater benefits for the Muslim society worldwide. Conservation as we perceive it today mainly deals with monuments and buildings that have already suffered from the consequence of time and change. Necessary actions are usually taken only when consistent wave of neglect threatens to wipe out a cultural property

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords:mosque, architecture, conservation, heritage
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BL Religion
Divisions:Built Environment
ID Code:9940
Deposited By: Khairul Bariah Misron
Last Modified:23 Jun 2010 09:42

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