Preliminary Study of the Potential Role of the Mosque in Disaster Situation in Indonesia
Six Mosques in Two Provinces
This book reveals the fact that the mosque indeed has a potential role in disaster. Despite only a small number of the mosque being used for the research, it at least provides a portrait of how the mosques help the survivors in facing difficult times caused by the earthquake, starting from providing food assistance, clothing, shelter to the internally-displaced people, the provision of clean water and latrines, health care to advocacy for survivors who suffered injustice in the field.
This study also concluded that the potential role of mosque during emergency response has received good appreciation from the survivors in particular and from the community as a whole. Unfortunately, the potential has not yet been fully explored and that the personnel in-charge (takmir) do not know many of the standard techniques and organisations in disaster. In order to strengthen and improve the strategic role of the mosque, it is hoped that the mosque could become one of the pillars in building the resilience on disaster management in Indonesia.
Islamic Relief Indonesia (2011), Preliminary Study of the Potential Role of the Mosque in Disaster Situation in Indonesia, [Online], available at: http://www.islamic-relief.or.id/