Muis Academy signs partnership to train Muslim organisations in the region

Muis Academy signed a memorandum of understanding with RISEAP to develop and deliver a programme for leaders of the member organisations in RISEAP.
Muis Academy signed a memorandum of understanding with RISEAP to develop and deliver a programme for leaders of the member organisations in RISEAP.PHOTO: ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS COUNCIL OF SINGAPORE
Senior officers from RISEAP and Muis discuss the different programmes offered by Muis Academy, on May 31, 2016.
Senior officers from RISEAP and Muis discuss the different programmes offered by Muis Academy, on May 31, 2016.PHOTO: ISLAMIC RELIGIOUS COUNCIL OF SINGAPORE

SINGAPORE - Muis Academy, the training and development arm of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis), signed a memorandum of understanding with the Regional Islamic Da'wah Council of Southeast Asia and the Pacific (RISEAP), an umbrella organisation for Islamic organisations in the region, on Tuesday (May 31).

Under the partnership, the academy will develop and deliver a programme for leaders of the member organisations in RISEAP named Programme for RISEAP Members (Prism).

The week-long annual attachment programme, to begin in September this year, is aimed at strengthening institutions of Muslim-minority communities through studying religious services, programmes and institutions here.

"Through this programme , participants will benefit and can learn from our wakaf development, mosque management programmes as well as how Muis regulates halal certifications, Haj administration and our madrasah system," said Muis Academy dean Dr Albakri Ahmad.

He added that participants would also get the chance to learn from other Muslim organisations here such as Mendaki and the Association of Muslim Professionals.

RISEAP deputy president Ridzuan Wu said the partnership provided a great opportunity for Muslim communities in the region to learn from and collaborate with Muis.

"This experience sharing by Muis Academy would not only benefit Singapore and Muis but will surely enhance current systems in other Muslim-minority communities," he said.