| Syazwani Hj Rosli |
THE State Mufti, Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abd Aziz bin Juned, left for Selangor Darul Ehsan yesterday to present his keynote speech at the opening ceremony of the Multaqa Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and Syariah Penal Code Seminar 2014 held today at the Jubli Perak Hall, Sultan Salahuddin Abdul Aziz Shah in Shah Alam, Selangor Darul Ehsan.
The State Mufti was accompanied by three officers from the State Mufti’s Department – Awang Haji Mohd Talop bin Haji Abdul Karim, Chief Executive Officer, Awang Haji Jakaria bin Haji Itam, Ulama Tarbiah Fatwa and Awang Osman bin Abu Bakar, Head of Technical Publication.
According to the State Mufti, the theme of the seminar, ‘Mutaqa Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and Syariah Penal Code Seminar 2014’, signifies a meeting between the Sultan of Selangor with various Islamic scholars.
During the officiating ceremony of the seminar, the State Mufti will deliver a keynote speech on his book, ‘Syariah Penal Code: An Introduction’, where he will outline its background and share Brunei’s experience in promulgating the Syariah Penal Code Order 2013.
He hopes to present the positive aspect of the law at the regional and international levels, particularly amongst the Muslim world.
The main objective of the seminar is to instil awareness about the truth of Islamic law as well as to correct its misconception.
The Multaqa Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah and Syariah Penal Code Seminar 2014 is expected to be officiated today by the Sultan of Selangor, Sultan Sharafuddin Idris Shah. The event will also be attended by the Selangor Prime Minister, Selangor State Secretary, members of Selangor State Legislative Assembly, Sahibus Samahah Dato Seri Utama Diraja Mufti Selangor Darul Ehsan, members of the royal council, members of the State Legislative Assembly and Parliament as well as other invited guests.