Br Mohamed Shukor Ali, 87, died on 25 May 2013, at a hospital in Kuala Lumpur, after long illness. RISEAP was saddened by the news of his demise. Br Mohamed Shukor was an honest man and committed to his work, his passing shocked many friends and colleagues especially at RISEAP and PERKIM.
Born in Beranang, Selangor in 1926, Mohamed Shukor went to the UK to continue his studies where he graduated a bachelor degree in Social Science in 1950 from London School of Economics and Political Science and University of Malaya in Singapore. He worked with the Social Welfare Department in Terengganu in 1952 and later on was transferred to Perlis. In More >
RISEAP, in cooperation with Cambodian Islamic Association (CIA), conducted a youth camp and seminar for women from 11 to 14 May 2013 at Puncak Hotel, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, it was RISEAP’s first to be held in the country, with a total of 80 local Muslims participating in the program.
The opening ceremony was held on 11 May 2013 with a welcoming speech by H.E. Hj Mohamad Marwan, President of Cambodian Islamic Association (CIA), who thanked Hj Mohd Marzuki Mohd Omar, Secretary General and Muhammad Shafiq Ong Abdullah, Executive Secretary of RISEAP for organizing the program. He also thanked all participants who took their time to attend this special gathering. More >
RISEAP, in cooperation with International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), launched its first Islamic course for the year 2013, held at IIUM, from 18 February 2013 to 17 March 2013, with a total of 16 participants attended the course including two participants each from Sarawak and Sabah.
The one-month course is aimed to provide Islamic knowledge, education and Islamic awareness to Muslim minority within RISEAP domain. The course is also designed to foster cooperation and close relationship between Muslim organizations in the region where the participants are invited. It is one of the main RISEAP objectives.
All participants are required to attend all class lectures held at IIUM mosque. More >
On the 8th of January, 2013, Secretary General of RISEAP, Br. Hj. Marzuki Omar and RISEAP Executive Secretary, along with Datu Hj. Abang Mohamad Shibli, the General Manager of Baitulmal Sarawak and his Deputy, Br Mr. Bolhassan Taibi made a courtesy visit to Kowloon Mosque.
There, the group had a short meet and greet session with “The Incorporated Trustees of the Islamic Community Fund of Hong Kong” also generally known among Hong Kong Muslims as “The Board of Trustees.” The brief meeting provided an in depth knowledge about the board’s task and vast influence they hold in the progress of Islam throughout Hong Kong history and its future. It was also a chance to forward the proposal to More >
Wanchai, Hong Kong – As prelude for the the start of the year 2013, RISEAP had collaborated with the Hong Kong Islamic Union to support them in advising on the technicalities to form their own local Baitulmal system. With the advice of our RISEAP president, RISEAP proceed with an agreement with Baitulmal of Sarawak to forward a brief seminar that is concluded on the 6th of January, 2013.
The day event started in the morning with a brief meet with the board of trustees in an informal discussion about the happenings, difficulties and the possibilities of future collaboration with RISEAP and Baitulmal. It was a moment to share experience and to introduce More >
Innalilah Wa’ina’ilaihiraji’oon (إِنَّا لِلّهِ وَإِنَّـا إِلَيْهِ رَاجِعونَ)
Dato’ Ahmad Nordin Mohd Zain, former Secretary General of RISEAP passed away on 31 December 2012 after long illness at his home in Alor Setar, Kedah. He was 86 years old. Dato’ Ahmad Nordin served as Secretary General of RISEAP from 1984 to 1999. During his tenure as Secretary General, he tirelessly committed his time and fortitude to propagate Islam in several RISEAP member countries RISEAP especially Cambodia, Fiji, Philippines, More >
RISEAP organized a 5-day seminar for women at a hotel in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia from 3-7 December 2012 with a total of 20 participants attended, including eight foreign participants from Brunei, Cambodia, Indonesia and Thailand.
The seminar is aimed to provide a platform for women to discuss and debate on roles, problems and challenges faced by Muslim women particularly their roles and responsibilities towards family, community and the country as a whole. It is also to enhance knowledge and understandings among women as how to balance their responsibilities with their family and at the same time towards their work. The rights of women are among the topics discussed in the seminar. This is More >