Five Accessibility Challenges in Access Auditing Mosque Designs


  • Nur Amirah Abd Samad Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)
  • Asiah Abdul Rahim International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
  • Ismail Said Universiti Teknologi Malaysia (UTM)



Mosque Accessibility, Persons with Disability (PwDs), Universal Design, Social Inclusion.


Grand Mosque is a frequently visited building because it is a place for worshipping God for devoted Muslims and its communal qualities. The lack of access to Mosque creates physical barriers for PwDs and elderly and has discouraged them to join congregational prayers. Mosque accessibility is a prolonged issue that needs to be mitigated. There are five identified access challenges that will be discussed. Revisits mosque’s design intentions and conducting Access Audit at grand mosques for accessibility. Finally, grand mosque design philosophies should consider diversity of users to visit, performing congregational prayers and socially inclusive for all Mosque's functions.


Author Biography

Nur Amirah Abd Samad, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)

Lecturer,Centre for Innovative Architecture and Built Environment Pusat Senibina dan Alam Bina Inovatif (SErAMBI),Faculty of Engineering and Built Environment,Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM)


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How to Cite

Abd Samad, N. A., Abdul Rahim, A., & Said, I. (2019). Five Accessibility Challenges in Access Auditing Mosque Designs. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 4(12), 183-189.