Registration for conference and post-conference tour are now open.
Kindly refer to the Registration and Preliminary Programmes sections for more information.

A mosque or masjid, in Arabic, is often referred to as a place of worship for the Muslims and is associated with the ritual act of prayer or solat or salah to almighty Allah. The mosque, as a structure, is also described as a religious building, built to serve Muslim men and women, the ummah, not only as a place dedicated to ritual prayers but also as a centre of learning and a place to conduct various activities in sustaining the well-being of the community.

Through this conference, the selected research papers will be presented and discussed intellectually to achieve the ‘practical and scientific’ vision of the future architecture of mosques from the underlying function, design, technology and structures.

The International Conference on Mosque Architecture (ICMA) is a triennial conference that focuses on the mosque architecture, owned and operated by the Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture ( Therefore, the ICMA 2019 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia will be the second edition after the first conference held at the Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU) in Dammam, Saudi Arabia in the year 2016.

ICMA 2019 is also jointly organised by the Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design (KAED), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), Dammam, Saudi Arabia, King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Dhahran, Saudi Arabia and ATSA Architects, Malaysia.

The conference is proudly supported by the Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM), Albukhary Foundation, Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), International Union of Architects (UIA) and Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC).

Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM)
Organised by:
Abdullatif Al Fozan Award for Mosque Architecture, 
Saudi Arabia (AFAMA)
Kulliyyah of Architecture and Environmental Design,
International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM)
Imam Abdulrahman Bin Faisal University (IAU), Saudi Arabia
King Fahd University of Petroleum and Minerals (KFUPM), Saudi Arabia
ATSA Architects, Malaysia
Supported by:
Islamic Arts Museum Malaysia (IAMM)
Albukhary Foundation, Malaysia
Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC)
International Union of Architects (UIA)
Islamic Tourism Centre (ITC), Malaysia
Important Dates
Announcement First Call for Papers
: 17th December 2018
: (10th Rabi Al-Akhir 1440H)
Second Call for Papers / Date for Abstract Submission (First Call)
: 31st January 2019
: (25th Jumada Al-Awwal 1440H)
Date for Final Abstract Submission
: 17th March 2019
: (10th Rajab 1440H)
Notification of Abstract Acceptance
: 24th April 2019
: (19th Shaban 1440H)
Submission of Full Paper
: 24th June 2019 24th July 2019
: (21th Shawwal 1440H) (21st Dhul-qa’dah 1440H)
Notification of Paper Acceptance
: 26th August 2019
: (25th Dhul Hijjah 1440H)
Final Paper Submission
: 26th September 2019
: (27th Muharram 1441H)
Conference Day
: 25th - 27th November 2019
: 28th – 30th Rabi Al-Awwal 1441H
*These dates are subject to change.The Secretariat of ICMA 2019 shall endeavour to update the date changes to all delegates and participants from time to time.
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Dear all authors,

Due to popular requests, it is our pleasure to announce that the full paper submission has been extended until 24th July 2019 (21st Dhul-qa’dah 1440H). Kindly refer to the important dates section on our website for more information.

Therefore, please kindly complete your full paper soon before approaching near the deadline. We are also welcome any new full paper submission, based on the conference themes and paper format. Kindly refer to our official website for more details.


The Secretariat of ICMA 2019 is calling for interested volunteers to participate in the 3-day conference in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, as event crews. Successful applicants will be remunerated with allowance, daily meals and participation certificate. To apply, kindly submit your resume together with cover letter to

Secretariat of ICMA