The Qur'an on Art Architecture and Built Environment

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The Qur'an on Art Architecture and Built Environment

Author: Spahic Omer
Publisher: IIUM Press
ISBN: 9789674911379
Pages: 204pp
Year: 2022
Price: RM60

This book aims to contribute to the prospect of reviving the Islamic built environment as a theory and practical reality. It discusses a number of salient built environment aspects and features exclusively on the basis of the Qur'anic worldview as the fountainhead of all wisdom and guidance. The topics deliberated are those revolving around the concepts of architecture, art, sustainable development, peaceful coexistence with the natural environment, decoration (aesthetics), housing, and mosques. A cluster of relevant Qur'anic surahs (chapters), and sets of relevant Qur’anic verses (ayat), have been identified and interpreted for the purpose. The attained results are expected to significantly enrich the domains of the Islamic built environment theories and its codes of professional conduct. They could also enhance, as well as Islamise, the Islamic built environment educational programs and curricula, impacting in turn on the quality and appropriateness of the occupational output of the Muslim built environment professionals.

SPAHIC OMER, an award-winning author, is an Associate Professor at the Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He studied in Bosnia, Egypt, and Malaysia. In the year 2000, he obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Malaya in the field of Islamic history and civilization. His research interests cover Islamic history, culture, and civilization, as well as the history and theory of the Islamic built environment.



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