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Rukyah Hilal Zulhijjah Program 1436H

The Perak Mufti Department has organized a program called "Program Rukyah Hilal Zulhijjah 1436H, located in Baitul Hilal, Pantai Pasir Panjang, Segari on 13th September 2015( 29 Zulkaedah). It aims to determine the date of the beginning of Zulhijjah and set the date of Idul'adha which falls 10 days later that is the 10th of Zulhijjah. The start date of Zulhijjah is determined by the imkanur rukyah method which is practised in Malaysia. The program also aims to give exposure to the public about astronomy in particular relating to the rukyah methods in determining the new moon.

There was about five hundred guests in attendance, starting at 4.30pm. Among those present were:
1) The Chief Justice of the Perak Syariah Judicial Department,
2) Director of the Perak Islamic Religious Department (JAIPK),
3) Manjung District Officer,
4) The Orang Besar Jajahan Kinta
5) The Syariah High Court Judge Perak
 
At 6.00 pm, the program started with the recitation of tahlil and doa led by Y. Bhg. S.S. Tan Sri Dato’ Seri Dr. Haji Harussani bin Haji Zakaria, the Mufti of Perak. After the doa recital, the program continued with the briefing of Rukyah Hilal Zulhijjah 1436H. The briefing was delivered by Ustazah Fatimah binti Ayoub, Assistant Falak Officer of the Perak Mufti Department. The program continued with observation sessions along the coast. The Rukyah sessions was conducted by the Mufti of Perak at 7:21 pm, followed by other guests of honor. After the rukyah sessions ended, SS Mufti contacted the Keeper of the Rulers to inform of the rukyah decision, using telecommunication services provided by Telekom Malaysia (TM). Guests are also allowed to see the new moon with tools and apparatus provided by the Department of Survey and Mapping Malaysia (JUPEM). The program continued with Maghrib prayers led by A.F. Ustaz Mohammad Khairul Anuar bin Mat Isa, Buhuth Officer of the Perak Mufti Department. After the Maghrib prayers, the program ended with dinner. Thank God, with God's permission and the program can run smoothly. We wish all the good work gets the pleasure and blessings from Him. Amen.

Source: Maktabah Division of Perak Mufti Department.

Fatwa and Falak Syarie Course

On 11th to 13th August 2015, Tuesday through Thursday (equivalent to 26 to 28 Shawwal 1436H), the Perak Mufti Department in collaboration with the Perak Islamic Administration Institute (INTIM) conducted the Fatwa and Falak Syarie Courses, at the INTIM Auditorium. It aims to share knowledge and provide exposure to participants about the institution of fatwa and astronomy.

The program starts with registration of participants at 2.30 pm. A total of 50 of the 108 people invited have signed up as participants. Invited participants comprise of imams from the district mosques and qariah mosques. The course continued with the first slot of 'Introduction to Fatwa' S.S delivered by Ustaz Zamri bin Hashim, Deputy Mufti of Perak.

Classes continued on the second day with the slot 'Fatwa Management in Malaysia' by A.F. Ustaz Ahmad Khairul Nizam bin Ahmad Tarmidzi and the slot 'Mufti and Fatwa' by A.F. Ustaz Kamaruddin bin Adam in the morning session, and the slot 'Introduction to Astronomy' by A.F. Ustazah Fatimah Ayoub in the afternoon session. Observation session scheduled at night cannot be held due to rain.

On the third day, the course continues with the slot 'Determination of Qibla' andthe slot 'Solat Time' presented by A.F. Ustaz Mohamad Faizal bin Jani. The program ended with the closing ceremony and presentation of certificates to the participants. The closing ceremony was officiated by S.S. Ustaz Zamri bin Hashim.

Hopefully missionary efforts and the delivery of this knowledge will be rewarded by Allah S.W.T

Source: Maktabah Division of Perak Mufti Department.

205th Perak Fatwa Committee Meeting

On Monday, August 10th, 2015 (equivalent to 25 Shawwal), the Perak Mufti Department held the 205th Perak Fatwa Committee Meeting. It aims to discuss the hukum on issues that were brought either by organizations or individuals, and make decisions for further action.
The meeting starts at 9.00 am and was chaired by S. S. Tan Sri Dato 'Seri (Dr) Hj. Harussani bin Hj. Zakaria, the Mufti of Perak. A.F. Ust. Kamaruddin bin Adam was the secretary of the meeting, and was assisted by A.F. Ust. Ahmad Khairul Nizam bin Ahmad Tarmizdi, and A.F. Ustazah Nadya binti Jamri.
Here is the Perak Fatwa Committee members present at the meeting:
1) Y. Bhg SS Tan Sri Dato 'Seri (Dr) Hj. Harussani bin Hj. Zakaria (Mufti of Perak)
2) SS. Tuan Hj. Zamri Hashim (Deputy Mufti of Perak)
3) Y. Bhg SS Dato’ Haji Mohd Yusof bin Haji Husin (Director of JAIPK)
4) Y. Bhg Dato 'Haji Mohamad Nor Steikh bin Mansor Al-Hafiz (reprensentative of MAIPk)
5) S.F. Prof. Dr. Jamil bin Hashim
6) S.F. Tuan Haji Mohd Suaid bin Din
7) S.F. Tuan Haji Md. Dali bin Ghazali
8) S.F. Tuan Haji Asad bin Awang
9) S.F. Dr. Haji Ahmad Husni bin Haji Hasan
One of the Perak Fatwa Committee which was appointed, namely Dato’ Haji Md Salleh bin Md @ Haji Ahmad was unable to attend this meeting for his involvement in the Selangor Fatwa Meeting on the same date. The meeting ended at 12.30pm.

Source: Maktabah Division of Perak Mufti Department.

Rukyah Hilal Shawal Program 1436H


On Thursday, July 16, 2015 (the 29th day of Ramadan), the Perak Mufti Department organized a program called " Rukyah Hilal Shawal Program 1436H, held at Baitul Hilal, Pantai Pasir Panjang, Segari. It aims to determine the date of IdulFitri with the sighting of the new moon (crescent) of Shawal, in addition to provide exposure to the public about the hilal methods in particular, and astronomy in general.

Among those present were the Hon. Dato’ Drs. Mohd. Nizar bin Zakaria, Chairman of the Islamic Education, Personality Development, Entrepreneur and Cooperative Development, State Government of Perak, Dato 'Hj. Mohd Yusof bin Hj. Husin, Director of the Perak Islamic Religious Department (JAIPK), Mr. Fadzilah Harith bin Hj Abdul Halim, Deputy Director JAIPK, as well as Orang-Orang Besar Jajahan (OBJ). The program was also attended by about two hundred from the public.

The program began with the opening of the first session, which was chaired by Ustaz Mohamad Amri Alhusni bin Mohamad Dasuki. The ceremony began with the new moon of Shawal 1436H rukyah briefing delivered by Ustaz Nor Izwan bin Hamdan, Falak Officer from the Perak Mufti Department, followed by the reading of tahlil headed by S.F. Ustaz Hj. Zamri bin Hashim, Deputy Mufti of Perak.

Next the second session began with the ritual observation or sighting of the new moon along the coast. The rukyah is done by YBhg Tan Sri Dato 'Seri Dr. Hj. Harussani bin Hj. Zakaria, the Mufti of Perak followed by other guests of honor. Having ascertained the moon is not visible, YBhg Tan Sri contact the Keeper of the Rulers to inform the rukyah, using the phone provided by Telekom Malaysia (TM). The program continued with Maghrib prayers and ended with dinner. We wish all these good efforts are valued by Allah as worship and rewarded by Allah.

Source: Maktabah Division of Perak Mufti Department.

Jom Beriktikaf Program

The Perak Mufti Department in collaboration with the Committee of An-Nur Mosque, Batu 8 held a spiritual program called "Jom Beriktikaf" from 7th to 8th July 2015 (the same night of 21 Ramadan 1436),. The program was held at An-Nur Mosque, Batu 8, Ulu Kinta. It aims to encourage the public to fill their Ramadhan nights with ibadah and deliver information directly by officers from the department.
The program started with a tazkirah at 7.00 pm, presented by A.F. Ustaz Kamaruddin Bin Adam, a Fatwa Officer, followed by tahlil and iftar jama'ie. The program continued with the Maghrib Solat, Isha Solat and Tarawikh Solat led by Ustaz Zamri Bin Hashim, Deputy Mufti. After the Tarawikh Solat, the program continued with another tazkirah by Ustaz Zamri and ended with Tadarus Quran.

The program resumed with qiamullail activities that began with solat sunat tahajud, solat sunat tasbih and zikir munajad that was led by some officers of the department. The program ended after Subuh Solat. We wish every effort and ibadah practice will be blessed by Allah SWT.
Among officials of the Perak Mufti Department who attended were:

1)      S.S. Ustaz Zamri bin Hashim
2)      A.F. Ustaz Kamaruddin bin Adam
3)      A.F. Ustaz Mohammad Khairul Anuar bin Mat Isa
4)      A.F. Ustaz Ahmad Khairul Nizam bin Ahmad Tarmizdi
5)      Ustaz Mohd. Hafiz bin Baharom
6)      Ustaz Mohamad Amri Alhusni bin Mohamad Dasuki
7)      Ustaz Azizi bin Ismail

Source: Maktabah Division of Perak Mufti Department.