MWTI News & Events
6th Madrasah Seminar
Madrasah Aljunied al-Islamiah
25th September 2021
This biennial seminar organized by Madrasah Aljunied al-Islamiah on 25th Sept 2021 was supported by the Ministry of Home Affairs, Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS) and OnePeople.SG (OPSG). The Guest-of-Honour was Minister of State (Ministry of Home Affairs) Assoc Prof Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, who, in his speech, touched on the theme of “CommonSpaces!: Strengthening Our Social Cohesion” from his personal experience as a grassroots leader and as Minster of State in the various ministries.
MWTI was represented by 3 PreU1 and 4 PreU2 students. Izzaty Insyirah Jamil and Halimatus Saadiah Azman (both of PreU2) were the spokesperson and the scribe for the team respectively. Other MWTI representatives were Ahmad Harith Ahmadkalil, Nurul Huda Mohamad Jasmani, Muhammad Adnin Sedek Maulana, Muhammad Faiz Mohd Fauzi, and Danial Firmansyah Zulkiffli.
Three speakers presented their papers from various perspectives. Among them was Dr Mathew Mathews, Principal Research Fellow and Head of the Social Lab of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy who on the challenges facing Singaporeans in the journey to recover from the pandemic. The pandemic has brought about some issues on Singapore’s social dynamic.
A dialogue session was held with students with the Assoc Prof Dr Muhammad Faishal Ibrahim, Ustaz Mustazah Bahari from MUIS and OnePeople.SG Board Member, Mohamed Nasim s/o Abdul Rahim.
Among the points discussed were:
- strengthening the social fabric begins at home, with parents inculcating the correct values in conversations with their children which will determine how they interact with people of different races
- develop relationships with others beginning with our neighbours
- be aware of the contents of our posts on social media
55 students from Madrasah Wak Tanjong, Madrasah Al-Ma’arif, Madrasah Al-Arabiah and Madrasah Alsagoff joined the hybrid seminar with their counterparts from Madrasah Aljunied via zoom.