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Spahic Omer
Associate Professor

  • KULLIYYAH OF ISLAMIC REVEALED KNOWLEDGE AND HUMAN SCIENCES
  • IIUM Gombak Campus
  • ospahic@iium.edu.my
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Dr. Spahic Omer is an Associate Professor at the Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He studied in Bosnia, Egypt and Malaysia. His research interests cover early Islamic history and civilization, as well as the history and theory of Islamic built environment. He has published several books and a number of scholarly articles. He has also participated as a paper presenter in a number of international and local conferences and seminars. Currently, he teaches in the Department of Fundamental and Inter-Disciplinary Studies ... show more

  • Ph.D in Islamic History and Civilization - Doctor of Philosophy, Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • Master in Islamic Revealed Knowledge & Heritage - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Bachelor in Islamic Studies - Bachelor Degree, University Al-Azhar, Cairo
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Religious Studies ~ Islamic Studies -
A SURVEY IN ISLAMIC HISTORY & CIVILIZATION 2008/2009
COMPARATIVE BUSINESS ETHICS 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
ETHICS & FIQH FOR EVERYDAY LIFE 2002/2003 2005/2006 2006/2007 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017
ETHICS AND FIQH IN EVERYDAY LIFE 2007/2008 2010/2011 2014/2015
FIQH FOR EVERYDAY LIFE 2001/2002
HISTORY OF ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE 2001/2002
HISTORY OF ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE II 2001/2002
INTRODUCTION TO HISTORY AND CIVILIZATION 2020/2021
ISLAM, KNOWLEDGE & CIVILIZATION 2001/2002 2002/2003 2003/2004 2016/2017
ISLAMIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE 2020/2021
ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION 2020/2021
ISLAMIC PERSPECTIVES IN TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY 2014/2015 2015/2016
ISLAMIC PLANNING PRINCIPLES 2001/2002
ISLAMIC URBANISM 2001/2002
ISLAMIC WORLDVIEW 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2013/2014
ISLAMIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE 2015/2016 2016/2017
QUR'AN, SUNNAH & BUILT ENVIRONMENT 2003/2004 2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007
QURAN, SUNNAH & BUILT ENVIRONMENT 2006/2007 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015
RISE & FALL OF CIVILIZATIONS 2009/2010
SURVEY OF ISLAMIC HISTORY & CIVILISATION 2001/2002
SURVEY OF ISLAMIC HISTORY & CIVILIZATION 2001/2002 2002/2003
THE ISLAMIC WORLDVIEW 2001/2002 2002/2003 2014/2015 2015/2016
THE ISLAMIC WORLDVIEW, KNOWLEDGE AND CIVILIZATION 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
VALUES, ETHICS & BUILT ENVIRONMENT 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014
VALUES, ETHICS AND BUILT ENVIRONMENT 2002/2003 2003/2004 2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015
In Progress
2019 - Present Appreciating the Architecture of Madinah
2017 - Present Lesson is Islamic Architecture from the History and Development of the Prophet's Mosque
Completed
2017 - 2019 Lesson is Islamic Architecture from the History and Development of the Prophet's Mosque
2015 - 2017 Appreciating the Architecture of Shamiyyah
2013 - 2014 From Mosques to Khanqahs: The Origins and Rise of Sufi Institutions
2010 - 2012 The Mosque Institution in History: Lessons for Today
2010 - 2012 Islam, Muslims and The Mosque Institution: Ideologi Institutional Harmony in Islamic Society
2008 - 2011 The Lessons of Prophet Muhammad (Pbuh) in Housing
2007 - 2011 Integrating Islamic Values into the Functions of Muslim Dwellings.
2006 - 2008 THE EVOLUTION OF ISLAMIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE FROM THE TINE OF PROPHET MUHAMMAD TILL THE END OF THE ABASSID PERIOD
2004 - 2006 Original Title: The Origins and Functions of Courtyards in Islamic Architecture New Title: The Origins and Functions of Courtyards in Islamic Domestic Courtyards
2004 - 2006 Original Title: The Origins and Functions of Courtyards in Islamic Architecture New Title: The Origins and Functions of Courtyards in Islamic Domestic Courtyards
Unknown - -1 READING OF THE PHILOSOPHY OF RICH DECORATION IN ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE
16 November 2015 OTHERS. Others - National level.
22 Februari 2004 Quality Research Award (Kulliyyah). International Islamic University Malaysia - Kulliyyah level.
04 Mac 2003 Excellent Researcher Award. International Islamic University Malaysia - Kulliyyah level.
04 Mac 2003 Ismail Al'Faruqi Publications Award. International Islamic University Malaysia - Kulliyyah level.
Article
2020 The profundity and dynamism of Islamic architecture. Al-Itqan: Journal of Islamic Sciences And Comparative Studies , 4 (1) pp.51-77
2019 Sustainability and piety. IIUMToday
2019 The modernity that Islam wants. AboutIslam.net pp.1-17
2019 Lessons in art and architecture from the Qur’anic surah al-Shu’ara’ (the Poets). KEMANUSIAAN The Asian Journal of Humanities , 26 (1) pp.113-141
2019 14 lessons from the story of Qabil and Habil. IIUMToday
2019 Has modernity failed?. IIUM Today
2019 While the dust is settling in New Zealand. IslamiCity
2019 While the dust is settling in New Zealand. AboutIslam
2019 Confrontations between good and evil are here to stay. AboutIslam
2019 Man is created to love. IslamiCity
2019 Can man ever be rich?. IslamiCity
2019 The beauty of Allah's creation. IslamiCity
2019 The mosque of the Two Qiblahs in Madinah. IslamiCity
2019 The Srebrenica genocide: lest we forget. Islamicity
2019 Publish and cherish. IIUMToday
2019 All Islam ever wanted was freedo. AboutIslam
2019 Abdullah b. Rawahah - as an embodiment of heavenly justice. AboutIslam
2019 Has modern architecture failed?. IIUM Today
2019 Two sides of modernity and its architecture = Dua sisi kemodenan dan senibina. Journal of Islam in Asia , 16 (2) pp.273-299
2019 Need for sustainable architecture. IIUMToday
2019 Are we achieving or missing the objectives of fasting?. islamicity.org
2019 Let’s examine our relationship with the Qur'an. islamicity.org
2019 Beauty versus ugliness. IIUMToday
2019 Reconciling the views of ‘Umar b. ‘Abd al-‘Aziz (d. 101 AH/720 CE) on mosque decoration. Hamdard Islamicus , XLII (1 & 2) pp.57-81
2019 Be a soldier of truth. IIUMToday
2019 Masjid al-Haram expansion: acceptance or criticism?. islamiCity
2019 Communicating with Allah. islamicity
2019 All Islam ever wanted was freedom. IIUMToday
2019 Integration of knowledge as a way forward. IIUMToday
2019 Preserving traditional mosques in Madinah. islamicity.org
2019 Rationalizing Islam’s prohibition of drawing images and erecting statues of humans. IIUMToday
2019 Why can’t we see Allah?. IIUMToday
2019 An anatomy of murder. IslamiCity
2019 The Qur’ān and Sunnah as a conceptual foundation of Islamic architecture. The Islamic Quarterly , 63 (1) pp.85-114
2018 The Islamic worldview, knowledge and civilization: implementing the vision and mission of IIUM. islamicity.org
2018 Need for sustainable architecture. IslamiCity
2018 Live and die with dignity. islamicity.org
2018 Why all Muslims should know the Islamic worldview. islamicity.org
2018 Towards an Islamic application of visual privacy principles on Malaysian terrace housing: a conceptual framework. Planning Malaysia: Journal of the Malaysian Institute of Planners , 16 (2) pp.1-11
2018 The contributions of the Mamluks to the architecture of the Prophet’s Mosque = Sumbangan dinasti Mamluk kepada senibina Masjid Nabawi. Journal of Islam in Asia , 15 (2) pp.329-362
2018 Old versus new in the Sa'udi expansions of the mosque of the Prophet (S.A.W). Hamdard Islamicus , XLI (1&2) pp.227-266
2017 An analysis of the expansion of the mosque of the prophet by caliph 'Umar B. Al-KhattāB (d. 24 A.H./744 C.E.). Hamdard Islamicus , 40 (1) pp.31-50
2017 Islamic housing between yesterday and today = Perumahan Islam antara semalam dan hari ini. Islam in Asia , 14 (1) pp.200-247
2017 The expansion of the Prophet’s mosque in Madinah by Caliph al-Walīd (d. 97 AH/ 715 CE) as an epitome of the evolution of Muslim architecture. The Islamic Quarterly , 61 (2) pp.209-235
2016 An analysis of the expansion of the prophet’s mosque by Caliph ‘Uthman b. ‘Affan (d. 36 AH/656 CE). al-Shajarah , 21 (2) pp.135-156
2016 Sustainability in Islamic architecture. Islamic Quarterly , 60 (1) pp.79-107
2016 Towards an islamization of housing = Menuju ke arah Islamisasi Perumahan. Journal of Islam in Asia , 13 (1) pp.160-193
2016 Rationalizing the permissibility of mosque decoration. JOURNAL OF ISLAMIC ARCHITECTURE , 4 (1) pp.14-26
2016 Rationalizing the phenomenon of converting Hindu temples into mosques. Islam in Asia , 13 (2) pp.169-207
2016 The Abbasids and the Architectural Development of the Prophet’s Mosque: the Consequences of a Political Disintegration. Ilahiyat Studies: A Journal on Islamic and Religious Studies , 7 (2) pp.207-231
2015 A conceptual Framework for sustainability in Islamic architecture: the significance of the concepts of man and the environment. Journal of Islamic Thought and Civilization , 5 (2) pp.1-14
2015 Some observations on the origins of the Dome of the Rock. Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management , 5 (1) pp.13-21
2015 Mosque decoration between acceptance and rejection. The Islamic Quarterly , 59 (4) pp.401-422
2015 The social significance of Mr. Nazeer Khan’s architecture. Journal of Islamic Architecture , 3 (4) pp.154-170
2015 God as the only creator: some implications for conceptualising Islamic architecture. KEMANUSIAAN The Asian Journal of Humanities , 22 (1) pp.101-126
2015 The dome of the rock: an analysis of its origins . Journal of Islam in Asia , 12 (1) pp.200-214
2015 Issues in contemporary Islamic housing. Journal of Islam in Asia , 12 (2) pp.172-218
2015 al-Wasatiyyah and some of its implications for Islamic built environment. Pertanika Journal of Social Science & Humanities , 23 (4) pp.995-1014
2014 Observations on housing planning and development in Madinah during the Prophet’s time. The Islamic Quarterly , 58 (3) pp.239-257
2014 From mosques to khanqahs: the origins and rise of Sufi institutions. KEMANUSIAAN The Asian Journal of Humanities , 21 (1) pp.1-19
2013 The ahl al-sunnah wa al-jama’ah factor and the rise of sufi institutions. Journal of Islam in Asia , 10 (1) pp.151-175
2012 Tawhid and its implications for Islamic architecture. Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management , 1 (2) pp.21-35
2011 Prophet Muhammad’s observations and guidance on the construction of buildings . Insights
2011 Islamic architecture and the prospect of its revival today. Journal of Architecture, Planning and Construction Management , 1 (1) pp.1-17
2011 Appreciating beauty in Islam. Al-Shajarah , 16 (1) pp.47-84
2010 Some lessons from Prophet Muhammad(SAW) in architecture: the Prophet's Mosque in Madinah. Intellectual Discourse , 18 (1) pp.115-140
2010 Sectional analysis of pendentive dome mosques during Ottoman era= Analyse sectionalle des mosquees a dome pendentif pendant l'epoque Ottomane. Journal of Canadian Social Science , 6 (5) pp.124-136
2010 Conceptualizing Islamic architecture. Al-Shajarah , 15 (2) pp.199-228
2010 A conceptual framework for sustainability in Islamic architecture: the significance of the concepts of man and the environment. TAFHIM: IKIM Journal of Islam and the Contemporary World , 3 pp.49-74
2009 Some lessons from the holy Qur'an on housing . Al-Shajarah , 14 (1) pp.59-93
2009 The evolution of the identity of Islamic architecture after prophet Muhammad(PBUH):some observations. Al-Shajarah , 14 (2) pp.207-241
The conceprt of God, Man and the Environment in Islam:implication for islamic architecture (dummy). Journal of islamic architecture ,international center for islamic sthe suny from the sunnah

Conference or Workshop Item

2017 Revolutionizing Malaysian terrace housing design by adopting Islamic visual privacy principles: a pilot study on Malay occupants. In: Dakam's International Architecture Studies Meeting March 2017
2015 An Analysis on Muslim Visual Privacy (MVP) in Terrace Housing Designs in Malaysia. In: International joint-conference Senvar-Inta-Avan 2015
2008 Issues, problems and strategies of waqf land development in Malaysia literature review. In: 7th Annual Conference Management in Construction Researchers’ Associations MICRA 2008

Book

2020 Decoration in Islamic architecture. International Islamic Publishing House (IIPH)
2020 Islamic domestic courtyards. International Islamic Publishing House (IIPH)
2019 Islamic Spirituality and Civilization. Dar al-Wahi . ISBN 978-967-0729-35-0
2019 History and theory of Islamic architecture. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia . ISBN 978-967-491-003-7
2019 Appreciating the architecture of Shamiyyah. Dar Al Wahi Publication . ISBN 978-967-2008-94-1
2018 History and architecture of the prophet's mosque. Dar Al Wahi Publication . ISBN 978-983-0729251
2018 The history and architecture of Al-Masjid Al-Haram. Institut Terjemahan & Buku Malaysia (ITBM) . ISBN 978-967-460-785-2
2018 History and architecture of the Prophet’s Mosque. Dar Al Wahi Publication . ISBN 9789830729251
2017 ETHICS AND fIQH FOR EVERYDAY LIFE. IIIT . ISBN 9789671448090
2017 A conceptual framework for Islamic architecture. Alhassanain (p) Network for Islamic Heritage and Thought . ISBN 1546718184
2016 The origins of the concepts of Shi'ism and Sunnism. Amana Publications . ISBN 9781590080832
2015 Architecture and society: some lessons on Muslim architecture from India. IIUM Press . ISBN 9789674184025
2015 From mosques to Khanqahs: the origins and rise of sufism and sufi institutions . IIUM Press . ISBN 9789674184148
2014 The Mosque as a Community Center: A Concept and Evolution. AS Noordeen . ISBN 9789830653587
2013 The Prophet Muhammad and Urbanization of Madinah. IIUM . ISBN 978-983-295-727-3
2013 Studies in the Islamic built environment . IIUM Press . ISBN 9789674182564
2013 The prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and urbanization of Madinah. IIUM Press . ISBN 978-983-295-727-3
2010 Islam & housing. A.S. Noordeen . ISBN 9789830653051
2009 Islam, Architecture and Urban Planning. Arah Pendidikan . ISBN 9789673231096
2009 Islamic Architecture: Its Philosophy, Spiritual Significance and Some Early Developments. AS Noordeen . ISBN 9789830652863
2009 Islamic architecture : its philosophy, spiritual significance & some early developments. A.S. Noordeen . ISBN 978-983-065-286-3
2009 The prophet Muhammad (PBUH) and development of Madinah. Arah Pendidikan Sdn Bhd. . ISBN 9789673231539
2009 The history and character of the Islamic built environment. Arah Pendidikan Sdn Bhd. . ISBN 9789673231522
2009 Islam, architecture & urban planning. Arah Pendidikan Sdn Bhd. . ISBN 978-967-323-109-6
2009 The philosophy of decoration in Islamic architecture. Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, IIUM . ISBN 9789675272158
2008 Death, graveyards and funerary architecture in Islamic civilization. AS Noordeen . ISBN 9789830652757
2008 Death, graveyards and funerary architecture in Islam. A.S.Nordeen . ISBN 9789830652757
2008 The origins and functions of Islamic domestic courtyards. IIUM . ISBN 983-3855-20-9
2005 Issues in the history and character of the Islamic built environment. IIUM . ISBN 983-2957-49-4

Book Section

2017 Relationship between man and the environment in Islam. In: Ethics & fiqh for everyday life The International Institute of Islamic Thought (East and South East Asia) & International Islamic University Malaysia . ISBN 978-967-14480-9-0 , pp.282-301
2011 Islamic domestic courtyards as an avenue to peaceful coexistence with the environment . In: Readings In Contemporary Construction Technology and Management IIUM Press . ISBN 9789674180515 , pp.125-134
2011 The role of spirituality in Islamic housing: some observations . In: Readings In Contemporary Construction Technology and Management IIUM Press . ISBN 9789674180515 , pp.135-147
2011 The concepts of man and the environment in Islam: implications for sustainability in Islamic architecture . In: Readings In Contemporary Construction Technology and Management IIUM Press . ISBN 9789674180515 , pp.110-123
2011 The lessons of Prophet Muhammad in urban planning and development. In: Contemporary studies and methodology in urban and regional planning in Malaysia IIUM Press . ISBN 9789670225678 , pp.23-42
2011 Tawhid and its implications for Islamic architecture. In: Islam and built environment IIUM Press . ISBN 9789674180584 , pp.1-10
2011 The concepts of God, man and the environment in Islam: implications for Islamic architecture. In: Contemporary studies and methodology in urban and regional planning in Malaysia IIUM Press . ISBN 9789670225678 , pp.1-22
2009 Integrating Islamic values in an ecological outlook of the built environment: a perspective. In: An Anthology of Essays on Integrating Islamic Values in the Theory and Practice of Architecture and the Built Environment Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design, IIUM . ISBN 9833855575 , pp.19-35