Mosques play a vital role in the Islamic community. They have been conceptualised not just as places of prayer, but also as a focal point for numerous areas of Islamic community development. However, the growing number of mosques has created a new issue in mosque management, necessitating the implementation of an efficient system.
Many say that well-managed services enable an organisation to operate at its most efficient and effective level, adding significant value to the company’s core business while increasing flexibility. Therefore, sustainable facilities management (SFM) is a viable alternative for mosque management to consider, and it is considered to be a strategy that will aid in the continued operation of the mosque.
Nevertheless, the effort to SFM in mosque requires a paradigm shift in terms of management, technology adoption and end-user behaviors. The key role that the FM profession may play in achieving the aforementioned efforts is encouraging management hierarchy in the organisation and end users to comprehend the importance and impact of sustainable development.
Simultaneously, FM professionals must be proactive and be a good role model when it comes to managing a building’s facilities and services.