Workshop strengthens understanding of Ru’yah Muhaqqaqah

Azlan Othman

A workshop discussing and strengtheningthe understanding of the concept of Ru’yah Muhaqqaqah in the Matla’ Line as the basis for the formation of the Global Taqwim Hijrah was held yesterday.

The one-day workshop, organised by the Syariah Courts of the State Judiciary Department, Prime Minister’s Office, saw the attendance of 43 individuals comprising Syar’ie judges, registrars, officers of Syariah Courts as well as representatives from the State Mufti’s Office; Brunei Islamic Religious Council International and MABIMS Division, Ministry of Religious Affairs, and the Survey Department of the Ministry of Development.

Chief Syar’ie Judge Pehin Orang Kaya Paduka Seri Utama Dato Paduka Seri Setia Haji Awang Salim bin Haji Besar was also present.

The session featured a speaker from Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) with expertise on Ru’yah Muhaqqaqah, Associate Professor Dr Ibnor Azli bin Ibrahim who is Deputy Director of Mazhab Syafi’i Research Centre at UNISSA.

Participants at the workshop. PHOTO: AZLAN OTHMAN