Building Legislation in Islam and Its Relationship to Urban Formation Case study: "Urban Fabric in the City of Amman"
Safaa Alzyoud, Rizeq Hammad

This paper is examining building legislations and their effects on the cities form , and buildings style, and comparing between Islamic legislation which was applied in Amman city before the nineteenth century and the modern one which are in use since the creation of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan . The result of applying the modern legislation on the city style is a city with no identity, similar to New York, Singapore, or Abu Dhabi. One of the most important features of Islamic legislation is preserving the privacy of the population, reducing separation on the basis of wealth or social status, and reducing land costs and not harming others. These legislations have produced cities that have their distinctive character and some of these cities still maintain their style, such as the old city of Cairo, the city of Salt (Jordan), the old city of Sana'a (Yemen) and other Islamic cities , and this legislation played an important role in preserving these cities.

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