Friday January 25, 2013
Ex-mufti gets Maulidur Rasul award
PUTRAJAYA: Former Sarawak Islamic Religious Council president and state mufti Datuk Seri Anis Abot is the recipient of the national Maulidur Rasul Premier Award 1434H.
He received RM50,000, a trophy, a certificate and a Quranic interpretation text from Yang di-Pertuan Agong Tuanku Abdul Halim Mu'adzam Shah at the national-level Maulidur Rasul celebration here yesterday.
Speaking to reporters, Anis said the award would spur him to contribute to Muslim development and he would share the honour with Muslims in Sarawak.
Muslim Women's Action Organisation (Pertiwi) president Prof Emeritus Datuk Dr Nik Safiah Abdul Karim, one of the recipients of the Maulidur Rasul awards, described it as an honour to women in the country.
Khairunnisa Khairuddin, a disabled student from SMK Bandar Mas, Kota Tinggi, Johor, who scored 8As in last year's PMR, also received the award.
Khairunnisa said persons with disabilities could also succeed if they worked hard and did not regard their disabilities as a hindrance.
Other recipients of the RM20,000 award were Johor Islamic Religious Council adviser Datuk Noh Gadut, Ihtimam Malaysia Foundation deputy chairman Tan Sri Mohd Zaman Khan Rahim Khan and Islamic Banking and Finance Institute Malaysia's Fiqh Muamalat Centre syariah adviser Mohd Bakir Mansor.
The others were Al Hijrah Media Corporation's content development and research programme general manager Che Wan Alias Che Wan Abdullah, National Defence University of Malaysia head of Nationhood and Civilisation Studies Assoc Prof Dr Mohd Ridhuan Tee Abdullah and Muslim Welfare Organisation Malaysia council member Muhammad Fitri Abdullah. - Bernama
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