Seminar ends with 8 resolutions

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THE development of a research centre on Sunnah Nabawiyyah, that is of international standing in Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) was highlighted as one of the resolutions resulting from the conclusion of a two day International Seminar at UNISSA yesterday.

The centre is to focus on research on Sunnah Nabawiyyah and its current challenges. Sunnah Nabawiyyah is the way of life based on the teachings and practices of Prophet Muhammad SAW.

Eight resolutions were highlighted at the end of the seminar yesterday.

Dr Sulaiman Ibrahim el-Barruhiy, senior lecturer at the Faculty of Usuluddin, UNISSA, read the resolutions in Malay while Dr Sayyed Abd Hamid Al-Mahdaly, lecturer at the Faculty of Usuluddin read the Arabic version.

The seminar’s committee hoped that the proposed resolutions would be implemented as soon as possible and it seeks the attention from the relevant authorities, as well as the Islamic universities around the world to realise it.

The resolution called for all to uphold the status of Sunnah Nabawiyyah and cultivate the love for Prophet Muhammad (SAW) especially among the younger generation.

Strengthening the role of Al-Quran in upholding the authority of the prophet’s Sunnah and to give confidence to the ummah (Muslim community) that the secret to its unity and progress depends on how far they hold on to the Sunnah Nabawiyyah.

The resolution also called for integrating the knowledge of Sunnah Nabawiyyah with other fields of knowledge, particularly Al-Quran, Tafsir (translation), Fiqh (Islamic jurisprudence), Usul Fiqh (Principles of Jurisprudence), Sirah (life story) and history, as well as those related to life.

The resolution proposed including the texts of Prophet Muhammad (SAW) hadith in the syllabus of all educational fields. This was to analyse, as well as derive/deduct ‘hukum’ and lessons contained in the text so as to make Sunnah Nabawiyyah the fundamental source of discipline and knowledge in humanities.

The seminar also stressed on the need to focus on in-depth teaching and learning of _Sunnah Nabawiyya_h.

The resolution highlighted the need to provide awareness on the importance of disseminating information related to the challenges faced by Sunnah Nabawwiyah and the importance of the use methodology and research fending against doubts posed by enemies of hadith (Hadith is narrative record of the sayings or customs of Muhammad and his companions).

The resolution continued with highlighting the need to leverage on the advancement of Information and Communications Technology in disseminating hadith.

The seminar also touched on the need to be committed in using methodologies and scientific methods in studying hadith texts, as instilled by scholars of Ahli Sunnah Wal Jamaah and applying it in all aspects of life and adapting it to the surrounding environment as long as it does not contradict with Islam.

The Brunei Times