Seminar Mendaulatkan Islam – Agama Negara (SEMAIAN)
Date: 5th January 2013 (Saturday)
Time: 8:00 morning – 5:30 evening
Location: Dewan Muktamar, Pusat Islam, Kuala Lumpur
Titles of papers to be presented during SEMAIAN:
Keynote Speech: Memartabatkan Islam Sebagai Agama Negara by Tun Ahmad Fairuz Sheikh Abdul Halim ( Former Chief Justice of the Federal Court of Malaysia)
Islam, Raja dan Melayu Sebagai Paksi Keutuhan Negara Berdasarkan Perlembagaan Persekutuan by Dato’ Mohd Noor Abdullah (Former Judge of Appeal Court of Malaysia)
Ancaman Terhadap Kedudukan Islam Agama Negara by Haji Mahamad Naser Disa (Bureau of Law, Federal Federal Territory Islamic Religious Council/ Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (MAIWP))
Kedaulatan Islam Sebagai Agama Negara – Peranan Raja-Raja Melayu Berpaksi Perlembagaan Persekutuan by Associate Proffessor Dr. Shamrahayu Abdul Aziz (Lecture, Kulliyyah of Laws International Islamic University Malaysia/ Pensyarah, Kulliyyah Undang-undang Profesor Ahmad Ibrahim, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia)
Islam Agama Negara: Antara Tuntutan HAM Sejagat dan Kedaulatan Islam Dalam Perlembagaan by Azril Mohd Amin (Vice President, Persatuan Peguam Muslim Malaysia (PPMM))
On Sunday, I went to the Seminar Mendaulat Islam – Agama Negara (SEMAIAN) at the Dewan Dato’ Haji Ahmad Badawi, Jalan Bagan Luar, Butterworth, Pulau Pinang (Penang).
We went to Penang on Saturday and come back to Kuala Lumpur yesterday.
During the seminar, I helped my father to bring things from outside to inside the seminar hall.
The speakers are:
Prof. Dr. Ahmad Murad Merican( Universiti Teknologi Petronas-UTP)
Associate Professor Dr. Aziz Hanafi(Dekan Kuliah Syariah Kolej Universiti Insaniah-KUIN)
Tuan Haji Mahamad Naser Disa(Timbalan Penasihat Syariah Jabatan Peguam Negara)
The uncles from GABUNGAN ordered delicious ‘karipap’ and ‘spring rolls’ for the morning break.
We ate rice and a special Penang chicken curry for lunch.
The curry was very, very, very, very, very, very tasty but hot.
After the program the uncles from GABUNGAN brought lots of delicious durian for a durian party!
I enjoyed myself very, very, very, very much.
The program was reported in the Utusan Malaysia yesterday.
Utusan Malaysia is one of the main newspapers in Malaysia.
Yesterday I went to the Masjid Wilayah Persekutuan for ‘Wacana: Gerakan Tajdid Dan Pemikiran Najdiyyun’.
The mosque is in Jalan Duta, Kuala Lumpur.
It was organized by MUAFAKAT (Pertubuhan Muafakat Sejahtera Masyarakat Malaysia), JAKIM (Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia) and JAIS (Jabatan Agama Islam Selangor).
The talk was given by Dr. Muhammad Uthman El-Muhammady from ISTAC and Dr. Asmadi Mohamed Naim from UUM.
ISTAC is International Institute Of
Islamic Thought And Civilization.
UUM is Universiti Utara Malaysia.
About 600 people came to the talk.
A lot of people donated to Pondok Lubuk Tapah.
It is a school in Kelantan, Malaysia.
There was a fire at the school and lots of things were destroyed.
My father has 8blogs.
My father blogs are:
The Sulaimanian blog is very popular.
It is about my father’s old school named Sultan Sulaiman Secondary School (Sek. Men. Kebangsaan Sultan Sulaiman) in Kuala Terengganu.
Alam Akademik is my grand mother’s book shop in Kuala Terengganu.
Southern Illinois University Carbondale was one of the universities that my father studied in USA.
I had been to Illinois in 2005 and 2006 but not to the university.
But I visited the Stanford University in Palo Alto, California.
Palo Alto is not far from San Francisco.