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Muslim cemetery management (MCM) in Malaysia: practices, issues and challenges

Mohamad Daud, Noor Shafiqah and Sulaiman, Noralfishah (2014) Muslim cemetery management (MCM) in Malaysia: practices, issues and challenges. In: 7th International Real Estate Research Symposium (IRERS 2014) , 29-30 April 2014, National Institute of Valuation (INSPEN), Putrajaya.


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Purpose - Cemetery needs is a basic facility that is as important as other basic facilities to the communities in Malaysia particularly to Muslim society. Recently, a lot of issues arise in Muslim Cemetery Management (MCM) caused by increase in human population and development booming. Land shortage for burials is one of the many issues that emerge out of accelerated urban growth in most developing Asian countries, including Malaysia. Furthermore, cemetery problem is not systematically managed causing the community become uninterested to make a visit and this support superstitions mentality among the community. Thus, this paper trying to discuss current practices; issues; and challenges arising from the traditional practices of Muslim funerary in Malaysia. It also provide recommendations that can be applied to counter the existing practices.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: practices; issues; challenges; muslims cemetery management (MCM)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2014 01:21
Last Modified: 28 Oct 2014 01:21
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5622
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