Volume 4, Issue 1, March 2019, Page: 15-20
Assessing Minimum Standard Requirements and Sharia Compliance for Muslim’s Cemetery at Urban Setting
Jamilah Othman, Department of Landscape Architecture, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Norsyaza Husna Albakeri, Department of Landscape Architecture, Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, International Islamic University Malaysia, Jalan Gombak, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Received: Dec. 27, 2018;       Accepted: Feb. 11, 2019;       Published: Apr. 18, 2019
DOI: 10.11648/j.larp.20190401.14      View  190      Downloads  17
Abstract
The paper documents a study on the Minimum Standard Requirements (MSRs) and Sharia compliance of a Muslim’s cemetery on Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. The site was selected, due to the historical and socio-cultural values that it holds amongst the urban community. The paper aimed to assess the existing infra development and planning layout of the landscape based on multiple methods of data collections (e.g., review of literature, site observation, and questionnaire survey). A finding shows that the crowded cemetery implicates a grave-finding location and pedestrian circulation within the sacred landscape. The result also suggests that lack of good landscape maintenance and management practices influence the visual quality of the landscape, which indirectly influences the image of the capital city of Kuala Lumpur. Hence, this study has merits because it provides objective solution to assist stakeholders to consider establishing a Muslim’s cemetery at an urban setting using MSRs of infra that comply with the Sharia.
Keywords
Muslim’s Cemetery Landscape, Minimum Standard Requirements (MSRs), Infra Developments, Sharia Compliance and Urban Setting
To cite this article
Jamilah Othman, Norsyaza Husna Albakeri, Assessing Minimum Standard Requirements and Sharia Compliance for Muslim’s Cemetery at Urban Setting, Landscape Architecture and Regional Planning. Vol. 4, No. 1, 2019, pp. 15-20. doi: 10.11648/j.larp.20190401.14
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