Ulama and Umara Share a Similar Role in the Leadership of a Caliphate and Cannot Ignore One Another

Ulama and umara share a similar role in the leadership of a Caliphate and cannot ignore one another. They are bound by similar interests and needs. Delivering the main working paper titled, "Kepemimpinan dan Kekhalifahan, Gagasan Konstruktif Ulama Dan Umara', or 'Leadership and the Caliphate, Constructive Ideas of Ulamas and Umaras', the State Mufti said disputes between the two parties would cause weakness.

Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Dr Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, presented the paper at the Official Opening of Muzakarah Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah In Conjunction with the Birthday Anniversary of His Majesty the Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-Lah at the Aman Jaya Convention Centre in Ipoh, Perak. In the working paper, Yang Berhormat Pehin also stressed ulamas and umaras or religious scholars and leaders should remain united to lead, manage and organise the Ummah. According to Yang Berhormat Pehin, that the good or bad life of the ummah rest on their hands is not a theory but an ultimate methodology according to the sunnah or traditions of Prophet Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihi Wassalam.

The State Mufti added, ulamas are required to provide guidance and advice, while umaras must carry out the advices. Yang Berhormat Pehin added umaras and ulamas should be cautious not to make mistakes and should correct their ways. This is because if the Umaras or rulers make mistakes and ulamas do not come forward to give advice, for Allah it would not be difficult to abandon them and to stop protecting their kingdoms. The Muzkarah or discussion session was officiated by His Majesty the Sultan of Perak Darul Ridzuan, Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-Lah. Also in attendance were Her Majesty Raja Permaisuri Perak Darul Ridzuan, Tuanku Zara Salim and His Royal Highness the Raja Muda of Perak Darul Ridzuan, Raja Jaafar bin Raja Muda Musa.

Source: Radio Television Brunei

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