| Lyna Mohamad |
THE 15th Consumer Fair (CF15) at the International Convention Centre (ICC) this year sees the participation of the State Mufti’s Department.
The highlight of the department’s participation is introducing to the public the Waqaf Ilmu 2015 (Knowledge Endowment 2015) Package, which comes following the success of the Waqaf Ilmu Package which was rolled out to commemorate the 19th anniversary of the State Mufti’s Department.
This was highlighted by State Mufti’s Department Fatwa Publication Manager Hj Yakob Hj Metali in an interview following the opening ceremony of the CF15 yesterday.
Purchasing the religious books in packages is far cheaper than buying them individually, and it has also become a platform to contribute to those in need – both locally and abroad.
Books given away as ‘Waqaf’ (endowment) will be read and used as reference, and the knowledge gained will be practised, used as a guideline and taught to others, ensuring continuous learning.
This will then make it a continuous-learning activity, and thus the reward will also multiply as it continues to be taught, he explained.
It is very useful to share knowledge resources, and through a package such as this, it will become a practice promising rewards as long as the contents of the book continue to benefit the reader.
The Waqaf Ilmu 2015 is a continuation to a programme that drew “encouraging response” last year. This motivated them to be proactive in providing an even more attractive package, he added.
The package programme will continue as publications will increase and develop in the future.
The channel of Waqaf is not done only through local educational institutions, but also offered abroad during book fair invitations from countries such as Indonesia, Singapore and Malaysia.
Hj Yakob stressed on the need for people here to be aware of the practice of endowment as the rewards gained from it will be an “investment” for the hereafter.
This year, the department is featuring eight Waqaf packages with prices ranging from $43 to $57 per package.
The publication packages offered include ‘Puasa dan Zakat,’ ‘Gaya Hidup Sihat dan Pemakanan Sihat,’ ‘Kanun Jenayah Syariah,’ and ‘Melayu Islam Beraja ‘Mahkota Negara.’”