Call to strengthen Maqasid Syariah

Lyna Mohamad

It is important to strengthen the Maqasid Syariah community as a catalyst towards ensuring continuous prosperity and well-being of the nation in an effort to be Baldatun Tayyibatun Wa Rabbun Ghafur.

This was highlighted by Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) Dean of Syariah Faculty Dr Haji Noralizam bin Haji Aliakbar during a roadshow on Maqasid Syariah for KUPU SB community, organised by the Syariah Faculty at Tarbiyah Hall last Saturday.

The roadshow also served as an initiative of the college in answering His Majesty Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Mu’izzaddin Waddaulah ibni Al-Marhum Sultan Haji Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Sa’adul Khairi Waddien, Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam’s call in seeing the country meet the characteristics of Baldatun Tayyibatun Wa Rabbun Ghafur.

This, he added, can only be realised by generating a community who accept and practice Syariat Islam in the daily life including as a family, community, race, government and nation.

Themed ‘Pengukuhan Maqasid Syariah Pemangkin Kemakmuran dan Kesejahteraan Negara Yang Berterusan’, the roadshow was officiated by Ra’es of KUPU SB Dr Haji Adanan bin Haji Basar.

KUPU SB Acting Deputy Ra’es Dr Abang Haji Hadzmin bin Abang Haji Taha and Acting Assistant Ra’es Datin Dr Hajah Noor Hira binti Haji Noor Kaseh were present.

The roadshow will be extended to ministries and government departments and will be implemented next year through workshops and courses.

The roadshow highlighted the definition and basis of Maqasid Syariah, the importance on understanding it, its application during Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) era and instilling Maqasid Syariah in leadership and administration.

Dr Haji Noralizam and Assistant Senior Professor at the Syariah Faculty Dr Haji Rauf bin Muhammad Amin facilitated the roadshow.

Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) Dean of Syariah Faculty Dr Haji Noralizam bin Haji Aliakbar delivers his speech. PHOTO: KUPU SB