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Conceptual design of the Islamic Cemetery with technology park concept

Ahmad, Mustaffa Anjang and Sulaiman, Noralfishah and Md Rohani, Munzilah and Halim, Harliana and Ahmad, Kamilah and Omar, Roshartini and Masram, Haidaliza and Awang, Habibah and Ahmad, Shakila and Saad, Shamsaadal Sholeh and Bilal, Kamaluddin (2015) Conceptual design of the Islamic Cemetery with technology park concept. In: International Conference on Knowledge Transfer (ICKT 2015), 1-3 December 2015, Putrajaya, Malaysia.


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This paper is prepared to discuss the conceptual design of Islamic cemetery being practiced in Malaysia. Presently, it can be seen that most of the Islamic cemetery estates in Malaysia are facing various issues in term of management, design, build and maintenance. Based on these issues, this study is conducted in order to establish a holistic Cemetery Management System (CMS) with a better design and systematic approach for the Muslims deceased. The design is explained conceptually with the integration of Technology Park Concept (TPC) using the latest technology for the Muslim cemetery design and facilities. The study is conducted at Lot 1461, Batu 52 ¾ Road, Johor, District of Kluang, Johor. The new proposed layout system and landscape of the cemetery were analysed by integrating the existing National Guidelines of Town and Country Planning in Malaysia with the Computer Aided Design (CAD) software. In addition, Interviews and discussion were also conducted among cemetery supervisors and the Department of Islamic Religious, Batu Pahat officer to ensure that there are no contradictions of new proposed cemetery design and layout with the Islamic law requirement. After restructuring cemetery plots analysis carried out, the study site able to accommodate up to 2000 burial plots. Besides, basic facilities such as management office, parking, landscaping areas, gazebos, walkways and ornamental trees are also suggested to be located in the study site. Further analysis conducted, suggested that the new layout design at this study areas can accommodate burial plots for up to 25 years. The result from this study can be used as based concept by the other private cemetery providers, or any related agencies, as guidance in selecting, designing, developing and managing cemeterial sites.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Applied Science and Technology > Department of Islamic Studies and Social Science
Depositing User: Normajihan Abd. Rahman
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2018 03:38
Last Modified: 13 Aug 2018 03:38
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/8293
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