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RIBA SYMPOSIUM 2014 : All-Day Intensive Talks and Forum on Riba

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Sat, 10 May 2014, 8.00am to 10.00pm | Others
Securities Commission Malaysia
Ustaz Dr. Zaharuddin Abd Rahman, Sheikh Waleed Abdul Hakeem, Sheikh Tawfique Chowdhury, Sheikh Tariq Appleby , Prof. Dato Dr. Zulkifli Mohd Yusoff, Dr Aznan Hasan, Prof. Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin, Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki

Fees: Includes meals and refreshments - NORMAL RM 200, EARLY BIRD RM 150, STUDENT RM 100

Islam is a universal system that upholds justice and dignity for all. The Economic System of Islam entrenches within itself principles that eliminate oppression and extremities of unfair distribution of wealth. The equitable well being of the society is given primacy over the promiscuous luxury of a chosen few. One of the cornerstones of this Just System is the unequivocal rejection of the concept of Riba (usury/interest).
* Programme is conducted in both English and Malay)

Today, this prohibition and the implementation of interest-free economic practices are considered nothing short of utopia. There is an immediate need to address this lack of understanding about the Islamic concept and injunctions on Riba. It is also imperative to understand certain key complex issues related to its application in the current scenario.

Main Objectives:
The main objectives of the symposium are as follows:
1. Bring together the best of industry experts, learned scholars, practitioners, and international da'ees to share their expertise and insights, discuss certain crucial issues and explore potential solutions to key challenges with regards to riba,
2. Initiate groundbreaking and inaugural series of talks, panel discussion and forums on current issues, most common fallacies and concerns when it comes to its practical implementation,
3. Provide practical and deep knowledge about the concept, meaning, and types of riba in the modern world today, and clearly discuss the basic causes of their prohibition,
4. Strengthen the faith of Muslims and reinstate their confidence in the just and universal commandments of Islam, which shall make it easy for them to reject this vicious system of interest.
We invite you to this intensive and enriching Symposium full of powerful and insightful talks, valuable knowledge from experts in Islamic banking and finance, and a motivational platform to strengthen your understanding and practice of this faith.

1. Perang Dengan Allah dan Rasulnya : Riba, Larangan dan Solusi dalam Al Quran (in Malay)
Prof. Dato Dr. Zulkifli Mohd Yusoff (MALAYSIA), Professor at the Department of Al-Quran and Al-Hadith in the Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur. Director of Academy of Islamic Studies University Malaya.

2. Riba, the Oft Forgotten Major Sin : Appreciation of Riba in Hadith(in English)
Sheikh Tariq Appleby (SOUTH AFRICA), Instructor, AlKauthar Institute, the Discover Islam Centre (DIC) and the Al-Hijra foundation.
The concept of Riba (usury) is denounced in the Holy Quran and Hadith with tremendous emphasis. Several verses of Chapter 2 (Surah Baqarah) of the Quran strictly prohibit dealing in usury in any shape or form. The narrations of the Prophet (peace be upon him) further elucidate upon this prohibition. Yet, multitudes of Muslims take this prohibition very lightly. This talk, thus, will comprehensively elaborate on the narrations of the Prophet (peace be upon him) that explain the concept of riba and warn against the dire consequences of indulging in this practice. It seeks to strengthen faith and instill consciousness about the dangers of riba.

3. The Merchant of Venice : Riba in Other Abrahamic Religion (in English)
Sheikh Waleed Abdul Hakeem (CANADA), Independent Da'ie, Professor at Almaghrib institute, Director of Islamic Studies at Ilm Path Academy, and the founder of Life Path Training and Consultancy.

This unique session discusses a succinct historical epilogue and analysis of usury and its prohibition across time. The speaker shall use the famous play of Williams Shakespeare 'The Merchant of Venice' as a background example to expound upon and enable the audience to appreciate the true injustice and evil inherent in the very system of usury.

4. Fiqh of Riba : Falsafah Riba Antara Ekstrimis dan Liberal(in Malay)
Dr. Zaharuddin Abd Rahman (MALAYSIA), Senior Lecturer / Assistant Professor, at the Kulliyyah of Economics, International Islamic University University Malaysia (IIUM)

Penceramah akan menyelami secara terperinci rasional riba, pengertian riba dan jenis riba yang tersembunyi dan nyata, serta aplikasi kontemporarinya. Para peserta juga akan dihuraikan fahaman riba antara ekstremis dan liberal serta fahaman mana yang sesuai mengikut pandangan jumhur ulama.

5. Benarkah Perbankan Islam Tanpa Riba? (in Malay)
Prof. Dr. Mohamad Akram Laldin (MALAYSIA), Executive Director at International Shari'ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA), Bank Negara Malaysia Deputy Chairman Shariah Advisory Council, Securities Commission of Malaysia (SC) Registered Shariah Advisor for Islamic Securities, Accounting & Auditing Organisation of Islamic Financial Institutions (AAOIFI), Bahrain Member Shariah Committee.
Sesi ini akan membincangkan aspek perbankan dan kewangan Islam dalam realiti sejagat. Penceramah akan mengupas amalan di dalam perbankan dan kewangan Islam serta perbezaan antara jual beli (trade) dan riba (interest). Asas kadar faedah dan indeksasi juga akan dijelaskan. Sesi ini akan menjawab persoalan
Bagaimana perkongsian keuntungan (profit sharing) berbeza dari faedah atau riba dan bagaimana kadar perkongsian keuntungan dalam Islam diperolehi atau dikira?

6. Riba: The World Economy Paralyzer(in English)
Dr Aznan Hasan (MALAYSIA), President, Association of Shariah Advisors in Islamic Finance (ASAS). Assistant Professor in Islamic law and the former Head of Islamic Law Department, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia.
While discussions are rife about the impracticality of the abolition of usury, it is easy to lose sight of the tremendous havoc it continues to cause. This talk, with the help of recent examples, shall enlighten the audience about how usury became the main catalyst of the recent economic downfall and crisis across world. It shall throw light on the oppressive nature of excessive rates of interest and elaborate how compounded interest has drowned nations. It shall, then, highlight the principles of Islamic Economy and Finance that are being looked upon as the most viable solution to this global crisis.

7. The Harmful Effects of Riba on Our Lives (in English)
Sheikh Tawfique Chowdhury (AUSTRALIA), Chairman and CEO of Mercy Mission
This talk shall present a final overview of the extreme evil and adverse effects of usury. The speaker, an expert in Shari'ah and Islamic finance, shall highlight practical solutions through which Muslims can avoid falling in the wretched tentacles of riba. Finally, the talk shall explain the correlation and incongruence between unlawful income and barakah, and how true blessing and divine increase only accompanies that which is lawful and acceptable by the Creator.

8. Bebaskanlah Hidupmu Daripada Belenggu Riba (in Malay)
Dr Asyraf Wajdi and Ustadh Pahrol (MALAYSIA)
Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dato' Dusuki, President/Yang DiPertua Islamic Da'wah Foundation Malaysia (YADIM).
Ustadh Pahrol Mohamad Juoi, Director of the Research Module cum managing director of Fitrah Perkasa Sdn. Bhd. Writer and Educator in the field of da'wah and Islamic education.
Tumpuan perbincangan kepada gejala riba yang mampu menjadi wabak dan pandemik dalam masyarakat dan ekonomi umat. Sesi ini menjawab beberapa persoalan semasa seperti adakah bekerja di bank konvensional kerana tidak mempunyai kerja yang sesuai boleh lagi digunakan pada zaman ini. Apakah penyelesaian terbaik bagi memastikan perkara ini tidak menular dan dirawat secara Islamik. Sesi ini juga akan menggaris jalan penyelesaian kepada permasalahan kewangan semasa termasuk riba, berpandukan al Quran dan hadis serta membangkitkan rasa keinsafan dan keMAHUan dalam diri peserta untuk bertindak menjauhi dosa riba.


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