An Investigation of Facilities Management Implementation Process for Malaysian State Mosque

Authors

  • Zafirah Ab. Muin Department of Real Estate, Faculty of Built Environment and Surveying, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
  • Maimunah Sapri Centre for Real Estate Studies, Institute for Smart Infrastructure and Innovative Construction, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
  • Ibrahim Sipan Centre for Real Estate Studies, Institute for Smart Infrastructure and Innovative Construction, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia
  • Hariati Abdullah Hashim Centre for Real Estate Studies, Institute for Smart Infrastructure and Innovative Construction, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia, Skudai, Johor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.11113/intrest.v15n2.15

Keywords:

Facilities management (FM) process, FM mosque, mosque management, mosque building, Malaysia

Abstract

The mosque has been a focal point of Islam since its inception, serving as a place of worship, a centre of education, economic pursuits, communal services, and spirituality. However, due to a variety of causes, the scope of mosque functions has been constrained as the world has developed rapidly. In summary, congregational capacity and facilities relating to hygiene, safety, and space utilisation are among the problems being closely examined in Malaysia. Based on the problems, the subject of mosque management's competencies that need to be improved in order to become more professional arises. Reviews of literature suggested that facilities management (FM) approach has the potential to be incorporated in the management of mosque. The purpose of this study is to examine the implementation of FM process in mosque in supporting the achievement of mosque’s functions. A quantitative approach was adopted in this study. The implementation of FM process from 12 state mosques in Peninsular Malaysia were investigated using questionnaire survey which distributed among the mosque management that manage mosque facilities. Descriptive statistics were used to analyse the questionnaire survey data with Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) software. Results from the questionnaire survey revealed that, 50 per cent of the mosque has implemented most of the FM process model elements whereas other mosque still need further improvement to ensure the standards of FM process model is achieved. The results indicated that there is potential for improvement in mosque that possesses low position in implementing elements of FM process model that includes FM formulation strategy, requirement analysis of services, FM solutions development, FM solutions implementation and monitoring service provision. The finding could assist the top management level of the mosque in strategising the implementation action plan of mosque facilities management.

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Published

2021-12-31

How to Cite

Ab. Muin, Z., Sapri, M., Sipan, I., & Abdullah Hashim, H. (2021). An Investigation of Facilities Management Implementation Process for Malaysian State Mosque. International Journal of Real Estate Studies, 15(2), 103–113. https://doi.org/10.11113/intrest.v15n2.15

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