| Ishan Ibrahim |
A FORUM Perdana entitled ‘Al-Quran and Al-Sunnah Generates the Visionary Ummah’ was held at Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) yesterday.
The guest of honour at the event was Dato Seri Setia Awang Haji Yusoff bin Haji Ismail, Acting Minister of Education. The religious event was intended to fete the Hafl Al-Takharruj of UNISSA, a convocation festival incorporating a number of religious, academic and informative programmes and activities.
The panel of experts included Dr Haji Mohammed Hussain bin Pehin Penyurat Haji Ahmad, Deputy Rector of UNISSA, Professor Emeritus Datuk Dr Osman Bakar, Director of Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies (SOASCIS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam and Dr Hambali bin Haji Jaili, Dean of Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College (KUPU SB) Student Affairs.
The moderator was Ustaz Haji Ahmad Abdussalam @ Emran bin Haji Abd Rahman, a lecturer from the Faculty of Usuluddin.
The main topic focussed during the forum was about the firm conviction that every development and success of Muslims depends strongly on their commitment and determination in understanding and practising the teaching in the Al-Quran and Al-Sunnah, with the Al-Quran as the main guidance and source of the lives of humanity.
Al-Sunnah, the panel said, has its main role in guiding towards the understanding and comprehension of Al-Quran, so Muslims in general can have excellent guidance.
According to UNISSA, the forum also intended to instil the unity among the ummah, fostering closer relations, and forming a vital platform towards understanding Al-Quran and Al-Sunnah, as well as to enhance the understanding and knowledge of the participants on Al-Quran and Al-Sunnah and strengthening their “Iman and Takwa”.
The participants included staff and personnel as well as undergraduates of UNISSA, with the aim of the forum also targeted at officers from the government and private sectors, students from higher educational institutions and higher technical institutions, sixth form centres, secondary schools and non-governmental organisations (NGOs).