There is a need for Usuluddin studies to be taught at higher learning institutions as a continuation from lower and secondary education.
Moreover, it must be ensured that the study of Usuluddin is based on the teaching of Ahli Sunnah Wal Jama’ah.
This was said by Senior Assistant Professor Dr Matussein bin Haji Jumat at the second day, and final, of Multaqa Usuluddin Seminar which followed with the closing ceremony. The presentation of resolution was also delivered yesterday.
In his deliberation, the senior assistant professor summarised the seminar into a number of important issues including the need for Usuluddin to be integrated with other knowledge (ilmu) such as Turath Usuluddin and Mu’asir.
Dr Matussein also said that the pedagogy of Usuluddin needed to be strengthened so that the teaching and learning approaches are not only capable of producing human capital, but also improve competency among lecturers and educators in the field based on advances in information technology that can be more practical and effective over existing methods through the use of best practices.
He added that Usuluddin knowledge needs to be re-evaluated at all levels of study to improve the validity and reliability of assesments.
The senior assistant professor also said that textbooks based on references to the kitab of Ahli Sunnah Wal Jama’ah scholars must be consistent and available at all sixth form centres nationwide, and that reference materials must be reproduced in the Malay language.