Title

The Civic and Cultural Role of the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque

Author First name, Last name, Institution

Bashir AbulQaraya

Document Type

Article

Source of Publication

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences

Publication Date

1-1-2015

Abstract

This paper highlights the Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque (SZGM) in Abu Dhabi. The initial impression of features and activities shows that the mosque is being or should be a lighthouse for moderation and religious tolerance in UAE. The paper examines SZGM's role through using a theoretical framework that will be used as a criterion in order to identify the other aspects that the mosque needs strongly to do to be more activated. According to this framework the role of the mosque in general should have three main functions: monotheistic function, socialization function, and communicative function. Every function has sub functions. I try in this paper to examine the extent to which SZGM can perform its civic and cultural role.

ISSN

1877-0428

Publisher

Elsevier BV

Volume

211

First Page

488

Last Page

497

Disciplines

Social and Behavioral Sciences

Indexed in Scopus

no

Open Access

yes

Open Access Type

Gold: This publication is openly available in an open access journal/series

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