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Observatories in Malaysia: descendants of Islamic civilization superiority

Ibrahim, Ibnor Azli and Safiai, Mohd. Hafiz and Jamsari, Ezad Azraai and Ahmad, Md. Yazid and Mohd. Nor, Amir Husin and Mohd. Nasir, Badlihisham and Hehsan, Aminudin (2017) Observatories in Malaysia: descendants of Islamic civilization superiority. International Journal of Civil Engineering and Technology, 8 (12). pp. 782-795. ISSN 0976-6308

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This article covers official observatories in Malaysia on their historical aspects of establishment and development. The observatories were built for the advancement of the science of falak in Malaysia in the fields of research, education and tourism. However, studies on observatory are few in numbers in spite of it being an important Islamic institution apart from mosques and schools. Hence, this study was carried out to examine the development history of official observatories in Malaysia. This research employed a qualitative method via document analyses, interviews and observations. It was found that the history of the establishment of official observatory in Malaysia commenced in the 1980’s and the institution rapidly grew until 2014. Up to date, there are eight official observatories in Malaysia excluding hilal observation stations, mobile observatories and private observatories, be they mobile or stationary.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:observatory, Islamic Astronomy, Al-Marsad Al-Falaki, astrofiqh, cosmofiqh, Islamic civilization
Subjects:B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions:Islamic Civilisation
ID Code:76337
Deposited By: Yanti Mohd Shah
Deposited On:27 Jun 2019 06:08
Last Modified:27 Jun 2019 06:08

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