RISEAP launched a new series of its Muslimah course on 18 March 2014 at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) with a total of 13 participants from seven RISEAP member countries in this region participating in a 4-week course.
The course is aimed to provide Islamic knowledge to participants who have a limited knowledge and understandings about Islam. Some of them are new converts. The participants came from Muslim minority countries like Cambodia, Japan, Taiwan, Sri Lanka and Thailand.
The course is also to motivate them to pay more attention on education particularly on Islamic teachings and to expose themselves with new environment with Islamic ambience in IIUM campus. Besides, they will learn how to live together with new Muslimah coming from different ethnic and social background.
The course, dubbed Muslimah Course Level 1, will last until 11 April 2014. Several interesting subjects are discussed and taught among others- the pillars of Islam, Tauhid, women’s attire, prayers, halal and haram, the importance of education, hadith and qur’an, janazah management, physical purification and animal slaughtering. The subjects are mainly on issues pertaining women, their duties and responsibilities to family and community.
RISEAP is in view that women should be given equal opportunity as men in education. It is the right for women to acquire knowledge and improve their skills for their future. The course is therefore to instill a sense of awareness and the importance of education to the participants.
Interestingly, the participants are required to attend a special Qur’an reading class by using a new technique known as Al-Jabari method. The class is organized by Institute of Quranic Studies.
Besides class lectures, the participants visited several places of interests in Kuala Lumpur city and Putrajaya including mosques as a part of study-tour.
The participants are 1)Sis Iwamoto Yuki (Japan), 2) Sis Khin Thandar Saw (Myanmar), 3) Sis Hnin Nu Aung (Myanmar), 4)Sis Sanduni @ Hafsah Siripala (Sri Lanka), 5) Sis Shaini David (Sri Lanka), 6) Sis Hara Sity (Vietnam), 7) Sis Prairin @ Amina Nakrua (Thailand), 8) Sis Khairia Augas Malusay (Philippines), 9)Sis Norhamidah (Sarawak), 10) Sis Jubiah Abdullah (Sabah), 11) Sis Ya Ru Chen @ Zahara (Taiwan), 12) Sis Sokry Sles (Cambodia), 13) Sis Kop Rafimas (Cambodia).