The Effect of the Islamic Legislations on the Design Process (Toward Modern Islamic Design)

Discussion Committee: 
Dr. Hassan Al-Qadi - Supervisor
Dr. Jamal Ammer - External Examiner
Dr. Haytham Ratrout - Internal Examiner
Dr. Hassan Al-Qadi
Fajr Ali Al-Tawayha
This study discusses the effect of religion on the design process. Every society has its own religion, culture, habits and traditions that control its progress, achievements and the behaviors of its people. The effect of religion, habits and traditions differs from one society to another; in some societies they take place in all life aspects while sharing with a minor role in others. Either sharing with a minor or major role in people's lives, religion, habits and culture must have a great influence on the society's own achievements that are expressed by many ways mainly architecture. Architecture is considered as one of the most effective means of expressing the society's culture and that has the biggest influence in other societies. The study previews the Islamic legislations that form general and specific limitations on the designing process and that the designer should take into consideration while designing. It also discusses the origins of these legislations, examples that clarify them, how to fit them into the recent laws and how they tuned into laws that control construction in the Islamic state, eventually, the problems that emerge while adopting the western laws without abiding by the Islamic laws and criteria. To summarize, this study mainly aims at creating a design that take all the criteria and laws that are mentioning above into consideration, this will be through studying some designs analyzing then understanding the designing process and living with its every detail.
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