The failure of some parents in fulfilling trust, duties and responsibilities is a factor in the disintegration of family institutions and the moral collapse of young people and adolescents, special grade mosque affairs officer at Fiqh Al-Usrah Studies Centre at Religious Teachers University College of Seri Begawan (KUPU SB) Dr Haji Sham bin Haji Amin said.
“Information technology and cyber threats and security have greatly influenced the way children are nurtured where family education should dominate in shaping children’s
personality,” he said on Saturday.
Recognising the importance of family education, an international Mu’tamar Fiqh Al-Usrah (Islamic Family) conference organised by KUPU SB will be held at Tarbiah Hall, KUPU SB on Wednesday to mark National Family Day 2021.
Minister of Culture, Youth and Sports Major General (Rtd) Dato Paduka Seri Haji Aminuddin Ihsan bin Pehin Orang Kaya Saiful Mulok Dato Seri Paduka Haji Abidin will be the guest of honour at the opening ceremony.
Chief Syar’ie Judge Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Salim bin Haji Besar will present an inaugural paper.
Two keynote papers and several papers will also be presented by experts from Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia and Malaysia. A special talk on Fiqh Al-Usrah will also be delivered by Ra’es of KUPU SB Dr Haji Adanan bin Haji Basar.
The public is welcome to attend the Mu’tamar.
With the theme ‘Sakinah Mawaddah Wa Rahmah family’, one of the objectives of Mu’tamar is to strengthen family education among Muslims apart from identifying issues and challenges in family life.
It is hoped to achieve short- and long-term solutions to social problems faced by the community towards a harmonious family life through Mu’tamar.
It was also revealed that parents play an important role in creating Sakinah, Mawaddah, Warahmah (tranquility, love and mercy) family. They are also children’s character building agents’ responsible for providing a healthy Islamic environment.