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Waqf Educational State - Where Is WAZAN's Role?

By Nuruliman Ibrahim

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SEBERANG JAYA, PULAU PINANG, Sept 29 – Director, Center for Management of Waqf, Zakat and Endowment (WAZAN), UPM, YBhg Dr. Haji Razali Othman delivered a speech on Waqf Education: Hope and Future" in the Waqf Symposium, Penang State.

The Waqf Symposium held at The Light Hotel, Seberang Jaya was also attended by YB. Dato 'Dr. Ir. Haji Ahmad Zakiyuddin Abdul Rahman, Penang Deputy Chief Minister 1, YBhg Dato 'Abdul Malik Abul Kassim, YDP Majlis Agama Islam Pulau Pinang, YBhg Tuan Haji Abu Bakar Yang Director, Wakaf Pulau Pinang Sdn. Bhd., YBhg Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar, Amanie Group Executive Chairman and more than 250 participants.



In his speech, Dr. Haji Razali Othman explained that the development of the Waqf Education in Malaysia began in cottage schools, tahfiz and madrasah. However, to this day, no comprehensive research is done on this issue. Names such as Madrasah al-Attas, Madrasah al-Masyiriah and others are known only in general.

Nevertheless, the peak of the Waqf Education is occurring when the Ministry of Higher Education (MOHE) has adopted a policy, whereby 20 Public Universities (UA) in Malaysia are required to develop their respective Waqf Management Centers. Waqf has been applied as one of income generation in all UA.

In order to make this effort successful, MOHE has carried out seven programs, starting with the formation of the Pasukan Buku Ungu, followed by Diskusi Meja Bulat (DMB), talks with experts waqf, benchmarking tours in Istanbul, Turkey and Melbourne Business School, Australia and " Gallery Walk ".

Jerayawara Pasukan Buku Ungu program which is given the responsibility to assist the Majlis-majlis Agama Islam Negeri and elected Public University (UA) is the latest program conducted by the MOHE.

Dalam perkembangan ini, menurut Dr. Haji Razali Othman, WAZAN, UPM turut memainkan peranan dan memberi sumbangan besar dalam menjayakan hasrat KPT. Paling tidak ada lima sumbangan WAZAN.  Pertama, menjadi pakar rujuk mengenai wakaf kepada KPT. Kedua, menjadi ahli Pasukan “Purple Book” KPT. Ketiga, penulis buku, “Enhancing University Income Generation, Endowment & Waqf”.  Keempat, menjadi Pemudah Cara dan Pembimbing dalam program Diskusi Meja Bulat (DMB) dan “Gallery Walk”, dan kelima, WAZAN telah diberi amanah oleh KPT untuk mengetui Jerayawara Pasukan Buku Ungu menyantuni Majlis-majlis Agama Islam Negeri dan UA terpilih.

In this development, according to Dr. Haji Razali Othman, WAZAN, UPM also played a big role in contributing to the success of the MOHE. There are at least five donations WAZAN. First, be a consultant about wakaf to the KPI. Second, being a member of the "Purple Book" Team KPT. Third, author of the book, "Enhancing University Income Generation, Endowment & Waqf". Fourth, being the facilitator of the Methods and Counselors in the Diskusi Meja Bulat (DMB) and "Gallery Walk" program, and fifth, WAZAN was entrusted by MOHE to issue the Jerayawara Pasukan Buku Ungu to support the selected Majlis-majlis Agama Islam Negeri and UA.

In his last speech, Dr. Razali Othman is confident that the WAZAN's efforts also will support the efforts of other parties in restoring wakaf as a source of generating development of the ummah. – WAZAN Online




Date of Input: 04/10/2018 | Updated: 04/10/2018 | m.jazmi


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