Official Opening of 12th Borneo International Islamic Conference

The 12th Borneo International Islamic Conference is organised by the Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College, KUPU SB as the host. It is supported by Universiti Teknologi Mara Sarawak, UiTM Malaysia. His Majesty the Sultan and Yang Di-Pertuan of Brunei Darussalam officiated the 12th Borneo International Islamic Conference, (KAIB 12) and the 2nd Borneo International Halal Showcase, BIHAS 2, 2019 yesterday morning. The ceremony took place at the Plenary Hall of the International Convention Centre in Berakas.

His Majesty was greeted by Yang Berhormat Pehin Udana Khatib Dato Paduka Seri Setia Ustaz Haji Awang Badaruddin bin Pengarah Dato Paduka Haji Awang Othman, Minister of Religious Affairs as Patron of the 12th KAIB Executive Committee, Yang Berhormat Datuk Doctor Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Junaidi, Junior Minister of Electricity For Sarawak Rural Area as Minister Responsible For Religious Affairs of Sarawak, Pengiran Dato Seri Paduka Haji Bahrom bin Pengiran Haji Bahar, Deputy Minister of Religious Affairs and Doctor Haji Adanan bin Haji Basar, Ra'es of KUPU SB.

Also in attendance were His Majesty's sons, His Royal Highness Prince Haji Al- Muhtadee, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister's Office and His Royal Highness Prince 'Abdul Malik.

The event commenced with the recital of Surah Al-Fatihah led by Yang Berhormat Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia Doctor Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned, the State Mufti.

In his welcoming speech, the Minister of Religious Affairs among other things said holding KAIB in Brunei Darussalam is within the parameter of supporting and maintaining peace and religious well-being. Yang Berhormat said for Muslims in the Borneo states the effort to achieve better worldly and after life is the catalyst of peace and harmony for the well-being of the people and contributes to the stability of the three neighbouring countries of Brunei Darussalam, Malaysia and the Republic of Indonesia.

With the theme, 'Knowledge and Its Practice Define the Uniqueness of the Ummah", among the objectives of the 12th KAIB is to collect materials or works related to empowering a unique ummah whose strength is knowledge and its practice for future reference. Besides that it is also to prepare a platform for discussions on the propagation of Islam as well as other issues related to Islam in Borneo and gathering manuscripts on the Malay archipelago especially Borneo.

In the premier talk titled "Ilmu dan Amal Penentu Kebitaraan Ummah" the State Mufti defined three important aspects of Halal food which is deliverance for the Hell Fire, Granting or Acceptance of Doa and Health body. Hence, Yang Berhormat stressed the importance of Halal Syarie food or halal food according to the laws of Islam. The State Mufti added empowering a truly Halal market is very important because halal is related to purity, blessings and safety. The word halal is used in many ways such as promotions and advertisements some of which are simply a way to mask or hide the truth. Yang Berhormat said Muslims should not be involved in such lies and deceit and empower the true 'Halal' which adheres to Islamic laws.

The Recital Of Saiyyidul Istighfar Was Performed By The Students Of KUPU SB.

The 12th Borneo International Islamic Conference, KAIB 12 is organised by Brunei Darussalam through institutes of higher learning, Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, UNISSA and KUPU SB. KAIB 12 focuses on empowering a unique ummah whose strength is knowledge and practising it. Holding the event will certainly further enhance and enliven knowledge related activities among academics at regional Islamic Institutes of Higher Learning.

12 sub-theme discussions have been prepared covering social and political sciences, education, civilisation, manuscripts, da'wah, halal, zakat and wakaf or endowment, Islamic education pedagogy, co-curriculum, electronic media, sports, recreation and thinking. A premier paper, 6 keynote addresses and 82 working papers will be tabled during the two-day conference.

Source: Radio Television Brunei