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Conference to discuss Waqaf management

Azlan Othman

In conjunction with Brunei Mid-Year Conference and Exhibition 2022 (Brunei MYCE 2022), the Ministry of Religious Affairs, Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) and Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) will hold an International Waqaf Conference at the International Convention Centre (ICC) on June 1.

Themed ‘Realising Implementation and Waqaf Management Comprehensively’, the conference will feature a premier paper presentation by Minister of Home Affairs Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong. Four main papers will also be delivered by Deputy Secretary General for Zakat and Waqaf Forum Malaysia Datuk Dr Mohd Ghazali Md Noor, professional lecturer at Multimedia Management Faculty of University Malaysia Professor Dr Ridzwan bin Bakar, Chief Executive Officer at Pergas Investment Holdings in Singapore Dr Shamsiah Abdul Karim and Chairperson of Waqaf Body Indonesia Dr Imam Teguh Saptono.

The conference is a platform for discussion among Islamic scholars and researchers, policymakers, active practitioners and academics both locally and from overseas relating to Waqaf and as a platform to disseminate information and exchange of information and experience to be applied in economic development of Muslims through Waqaf instrument, in addition to supporting the core strategy of the Ministry of Religious Affairs 2020-2024 relating to Waqaf empowerment for national well-being.

The conference is held to enhance the understanding on Waqaf and its comprehensive role in generating and stabilising the economy besides exposing the speciality of Waqaf institution as an agent of Ummah development.

It also aims to identify effective and efficient governing of Waqaf, to relay issues and challenges in the implementation of Waqaf in the neighbouring countries as well as to identify a medium to empower Waqaf institution in the country.

Members of the public wishing to enrol in the conference can join via streaming at http://tiny.cc/SeminarWaqafAntarabangsa

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