‘Urf in Traditional Islamic Built Environment Practices

Authors

  • Sharifah Fadylawaty Syed Abdullah Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies (ACIS), Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Mohd Dani Muhamad Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies (ACIS), Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Nurzahidah Jaapar Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies (ACIS), Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Azri Bhari Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies (ACIS), Universiti Teknologi MARA Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI6.3033

Keywords:

‘Urf; built environment; fiqh, traditions

Abstract

Muslim legal scholars recognize the 'urf's importance as a source of law and societal behaviour mechanism. However, due to a lack of understanding, modern practices disregarding the significance of 'urf. Instead, they replicate practices from other countries, which are incompatible with local requirements. Therefore, this paper will explore the application of ‘urf and lessons from the traditional Islamic built environment. This qualitative study gathered the data from journals and books, while the analysis was accomplished via content analysis. The result found that urf plays an essential role to lay the groundwork for a better Islamic built environment in future.

Keywords: ‘Urf; built environment; fiqh, traditions

eISSN: 2398-4287 © 2021. The Authors. Published for AMER ABRA cE-Bs by e-International Publishing House, Ltd., U.K. This is an open access article under the CC BYNC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/). Peer–review under responsibility of AMER (Association of Malaysian Environment-Behaviour Researchers), ABRA (Association of Behavioural Researchers on Asians) and cE-Bs (Centre for Environment-Behaviour Studies), Faculty of Architecture, Planning & Surveying, Universiti Teknologi MARA, Malaysia.

DOI: https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI6.3033

Published

2021-10-18

How to Cite

Syed Abdullah, S. F., Muhamad, M. D. ., Jaapar, N. ., & Bhari , A. . (2021). ‘Urf in Traditional Islamic Built Environment Practices. Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 6(SI6). https://doi.org/10.21834/ebpj.v6iSI6.3033

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