Adjournment of 12th Borneo International Islamic Conference

The 12th Borneo International Islamic Conference (KAIB) and the 2nd Borneo International Halal Showcase (BIHAS) co-organised by Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College, KUPU SB and Universiti Teknologi Mara, Sarawak, Malaysia ended yesterday afternoon with the adjournment ceremony at the International Convention Centre, ICC in Berakas.

The ceremony was attended by Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs. The event which began with a special forum titled 'Knowledge and Its Practice Define the Uniqueness of the Ummah" was chaired by Doctor Haji Abang Hadzmin bin Haji Abang Taha, Acting Deputy Ra'es of KUPU SB. In explaining the meaning of 'knowledge and practice, Doctor Haji Norarfan said knowledge is the light and enlightenment in the people's life. It is the obligation of the Muslim ummah to obtain knowledge because it is the measure of matters that take place in life.

Meanwhile another panellist, Associate Professor Doctor Shamsul said the theme of the forum showed the intention of the Muslims especially in Borneo to achieve the uniqueness of the ummah because it is the manifestation of the ummah's understanding especially in Borneo.

Yang Berbahagia Datuk Associate Professor Doctor Haji Abdul Kadir discussed the 'uniqueness' which is a requirement of the Muslim ummah in mastering the various knowledge in the name of Allah and never being satisfied in the quest of knowledge in order to produce original and pure thoughts or ideas based on Al-Quran and Al-Hadith.

The ceremony continued with the tabling of the Resolution Paper by Doctor Haji Matussein bin Haji Jumat as the Joint Head of the KAIB 12 Committee And Reporter. The proposed resolution is to 'empower the Halal Market' using the Halal Syar'ie or Halal law method, further activating curriculum and co-curriculum by integrating knowledge and practice and empowering the wakaf or endowment and zakat or tithe institution.

The Resolution Paper was handed over by Doctor Haji Adanan bin Haji Basar, Ra'es KUPU SB to the Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs. The 2-day conference ended with the official adjournment by Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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