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Issues and challenges in Muslim Cemetery Management (MCM) in Malaysia

Mohamad Daud, Noor Shafiqah and Sulaiman, Noralfishah and Anjang Ahmad, Mustaffa (2013) Issues and challenges in Muslim Cemetery Management (MCM) in Malaysia. In: 1st FPTP Postgraduate Seminar 2013, 23 December 2013, Fakulti Pengurusan Teknologi dan Perniagaan, UTHM .

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Abstract

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 examines problems that arise from the traditional practices of Muslim funerary as well as raises other important issues and challenges when planning for the land use needs of the dead. This paper will also provide some recommendations that can be applied to counter the existing issues.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: issues; challenges; Muslims Cemetery Management (MCM)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP160-165 General works on Islam
Divisions: Faculty of Technology Management and Business > Department of Real Estate Management
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 01 Sep 2014 03:50
Last Modified: 01 Sep 2014 03:50
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/5808
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