Policy Roundtable Discussion On Maqasid Shari’ah


International Research Centre of Islamic Economics and Finance (IRCIEF), KUIS in collaboration with Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI), Islamic Development Bank (IDB) had organised the Policy Roundtable Discussion on Maqasid Shari’ah on 1 and 2 June 2015 at Senate Hall, KUIS. The programme was attended by 5 presenters and 36 participants.

The presenters were Mr. Ascarya (Bank Indonesia), Dr. Shafiullah Jan (Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar, Pakistan), Dr. Zahoor Khan (Institute of Management Sciences, Peshawar, Pakistan), Dr. Muhammad Azeem Qureshi (University College of Applied Sciences, Oslo, Norway) and Mr. Ismail Nizam (IIUM). The participants were representatives from State Economic Planning Unit (State EPU), IRTI-IDB, INCEIF, ISRA, Securities Commission, Bank Negara Malaysia, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and KUIS. Puan Nazifah Mustaffha and Mohd Rofaizal bin Ibhraim of KUIS acted as the rapporteur for the programme.

The programme with the theme Maqasid Shari’ah for Social Economic Development was organised with the main objective to discuss on issues, solutions and provide recommendations to Maqasid Shari’ah related issues. The two-day programme was officiated by Prof. Dr. Abdul Ghafar Ismail, Head of Islamic Economics and Finance Research Division, IRTI and the discussion was moderated by Dr. Salman Syed Ali of IRTI-IDB. The result was a wide-ranging debate and fruitful discussion that covered all issues identified and agreed upon by the presenters and participants at the end of the programme. The closing ceremony was officiated by KUIS Rector Prof Dato Dr. Ab Halim Tamuri who, in his speech, had expressed his gratitude to IRTI for their trust in KUIS and IRCIEF in particular, to collaborate in organizing the event and his hope was to have many more collaborative efforts from both parties in the future.

Prepared by:
Surianom Miskam and Nurul Nadia Roslan (IRCIEF)
June 2015

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