Urban planning an islamic perspective

By the 9th century CE, this prestigious role was replaced by political motives as various parts of the Islamic world broke their traditional link with the main Caliphate in the East. The emergence of safe city concept was started at the Safer Cities Programs The practice of congregational prayer vividly recognized as a method to reunite the members of family or society.

Hence, family privacy in all regards is encouraged and there is the general desire not to encourage external openings that allow others to see into the dwellings, which is reflected in building elevations Ahmed Farid Moustapha, Those components promote privacy of the residents as they can do their activities outside of the roofed building but within the vicinity of their housing lot.

The programs were aimed for addressing urban insecurity and contribute to the culture of crime prevention. The same debate has extended to the identifying features and characteristics and whether they are typical to be applied to all Islamic cities or unique to particular regions.

He added further "the Arabs gave a certain impetus to Middle East urbanisation without causing a general increase in the level of urban development and without identifying cities with Islam" Lapidus, Hodgson called them Dar-El-Hijra, a place where Muslims came to put into practice the Islamic life, and through them Islam spread to Asia, Africa, and southern Europe.

Urban Planning An Islamic Perspective

Therefore, safety in cities is now a global concern when crime in cities is increasing. Safe city also can describe as a city which was created with a specific plan, which strives to avoid dystopia and work towards utopia. Religious practices, beliefs and values, especially those relating to organisation and authority, emphasized the social gathering and discouraged nomadism and dispersing.

This is however may reduce the level of comfort of the resident and make the house does not meet the basic requirement of housing.

Most of the government pay attention to the issue and spent most of their budget on new development project. The rise of a new capital was often achieved at the price of existing ones. Thus, the value must be started at early stage; at home. Therefore, any space that left empty without proper function is not allowed in Islamic housing design.

It was been highlighted that Islamic sharia, climatic constraints, local building materials, the social and economic situation and available technology are the influence factors. Other Scholars such as EikelmanHakim and Al-Sayyed see the Islamic city as an entity with distinctive form and characteristics.

In Islam, house is a place to rest, relax body and mind, enjoy legitimate worldly delights, worship, teach, learn and propagate the message of Islam. After independence, the Islamic countries, in their quest for development, adopted a policy of modernisation leading to further alienation of the little left of the traditional Islamic city figure 1.

The value of a city being questioned and the transition zone that take place within the city during the dark has been crystallized. In addition to the influence of local topography and morphological features of pre-existing towns, the Islamic city reflected the general socio-cultural, political, and economic structures of the newly created society.

An Islamic Perspective by: He decided to make from a fort, used by his predecessors and named Ribat El-Fath, a royal town. Muslim shapes their physical environment based on some principle where directly affecting urbanism, they are privacy, building heights, building form, external space, statues, pictures and monuments, architecture, social interaction.

Introduction to the Islamic City

Thus, the provision of house must incorporate with the element of cleanliness for example bathroom, toilet, individual sewerage and drainage. A house also functions to prepare individual with noble value as human. Such elements were designed for coping with hot weather conditions dominating the environment in most of the regions of the Islamic world.Significance of planning in Islam,Personal development plan, Planning in Islamic organization for its short term and long term goals Slideshare uses cookies to improve functionality and performance, and to provide you with relevant advertising.

Urban Planning An Islamic Perspective has 3 ratings and 0 reviews/5(3). The Islamic city, with the above features, had a cultural, social, political, and economic logic in terms of physical fabric, layout, and uses which can provide a lesson for modern planning and design practices.

URBAN PLANNING: AN ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVE AZILA AHMAD SARKAWI AND ALIAS ABDULLAAH, (). SHAH ALAM, ARAH PENDIDIKAN SDN BHD. 1. 0 INTRODUCTION Islam offers solution in every aspect. Islamic Architecture in Perspective: Conversations between Islamic monuments, gardens and town planning are replete with blending cultures, thus making Indo-Islamic art forms unique by themselves.

This uniqueness is put to test in the This, along with the changing patterns of urban planning, shows two trends. The first one is. Islamic Principles for Cities 1. ISLAMIC Principles for Planning of CITIES By: Ar. Iram Aziz 2. Janet L. Abu Lughod, International Journal of Middle of Middle East Studies, Vol.

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