Green Mosque: A Living Nexus





Green mosque, Community Centre, Neighbourhood, Sustainability


Traditionally, mosques, especially in the Middle East perform more functions than just being a place of worship. A mosque is also a place to generate economy, education and social cohesion of the community. In this paper, it is aimed to explore the potential of a green mosque in a small newly developed neighbourhood which is Masjid as-Siddiq in the State of Perak as a case study to become a living nexus by focusing on three main aspects of sustainability which are environmental, social and economic. Lastly, new recommendations will be suggested for Masjid as-Siddiq to become a greener mosque.


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How to Cite

Omar, S. S., Ilias, N. H., Teh, M. Z., & Borhan, R. (2018). Green Mosque: A Living Nexus. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 3(7), 53-63.