On the first day of the Seminar Dakwah Nasional, we were very busy getting ready for the arrival of the Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) of Malaysia, YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin to officiate the seminar.
As the DPM entered the Dewan Merdeka, every body stood up.
I was very lucky as I was given a special permission to greet the DPM as he entered the hall.
I was looking at the DPM as he walked to the stage when somebody shook my hand while hugging me and when I turned around I was so surprised to see Uncle Nasharudin Mat Isa.
Uncle Nasharudin was part of the DPM’s entourage so we cannot talk to each other, anyway he greeted me while I was busy snapping the photo of the DPM receiving a special souvenir from Dr. Aiman Zaidan (which was a gift from a renowned Muslim scholar, Dr. Yusuf AL-Qaradawi). >>Please click here<<
So, when I met Uncle Nasha again the next day (for he’s going to present a paper at the seminar) I got the chance to ask him some political questions.
When I asked him, “Why do some Muslim leaders regard politics as more important than Islam?”, he said that he’ll answer it during his speech.
But politicians are politicians, Uncle Nasha answered my question by asking the question in another way to the audience!
After Uncle Nasha presented his papers at the seminar, all the media teams crowded him to ask him questions and the interview was reported by all the main medias especially the on-line medias until today and caused all kind of reactions from the leaders of the opposition parties especially his party, PAS and its ally, DAP!
I am very proud to be there watching the important interview and hearing the answers first hand.
I was very happy to meet Uncle Nasha and to have tea with him at Dewan Tun Abdul Razak after the seminar.
There are more important questions that I asked Uncle Nasha but I think that they are too private so I can’t reveal the answers in my blog even thought Uncle Nasha did not tell me not to do so 🙂
I think that it is not easy to ask ‘sensitive’ and ‘private’ political questions to politicians like Uncle Nasharudin Mat Isa 😉
Pertubuhan Muafakat Sejahtera Masyarakat Malaysia (Muafakat) had successfully organised a two-day Seminar Dakwah Nasional (National Islamic Missionary Movements Seminar) on October 8 and 9, 2012 at Dewan Merdeka, Putra World Trade Centre (PWTC), in Kuala Lumpur.
The seminar was officiated by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia, YAB Tan Sri Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd Yassin on October 8, 2012 .
At the event, YAB Tan Sri Haji Muhyiddin launched three new books, Falsafah Agama John Hick, Pluralisme Agama: Satu Gerakan Iblis Memurtadkan Ummah and Pluralisme Agama di Alam Melayu.
The speakers were:
Ustaz Muhammad ‘Uthman El-Muhammady
Wan Adli Wan Ramli
Dr. Amran Muhammad
Prof. Dato’ Dr Sidek Baba
Ir. Dr. Muhamad Fuad Yeoh Abdullah
Professor Dato’ Paduka Mohamad Abu Bakar
Sdr. A Karim Omar
Profesor Datuk Dr. Abdul Latiff Abu Bakar
Datuk Ustaz Hj Mohd Nakhaie Ahmad
YB Ustaz Nasharuddin Mat Isa
Ustaz Muhammad ‘Uthman El-Muhammady presenting his papers during the Seminar Dakwah Nasional at the Dewan Merdeka, PWTC in Kuala Lumpur, October 8, 2012.
I met Ustaz Muhammad ‘Uthman El-Muhammady, Wan Adli Wan Ramli, Dr. Amran Muhammad, Prof. Dato’ Dr Sidek Baba, Ir. Dr. Muhamad Fuad Yeoh Abdullah, Professor Dato’ Paduka Mohamad Abu Bakar, Profesor Datuk Dr. Abdul Latiff Abu Bakar, Datuk Ustaz Hj Mohd Nakhaie Ahmad, YB Ustaz Nasharuddin Mat Isa, Atuk Mansor, Atuk Rahim, Abang Nazri, Abang Amnan, Abang Aiman, Abang Amar, Kak Aishah, Umi Wan, Umi Ila, Nenek Ummi, Pak Cik Amin, Pak Cik Burhan, YAB Tan Sri Haji Muhyiddin bin Haji Mohd Yassin, Tok Mad, Uncle Rameli Musa, Uncle Ustaz Ismail Mina bin Ahmad, Uncle Mustafar Kamil, Khairy Jamaluddin’sMother, and other wonderful people who attended the seminar.
I also joined the Qasidah presentation together with the students of Darul Quran.
The Qasidah presentation by the students of Darul Quran. I sat at the left.
I joined the group of VIPs to a special room where Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin met Dr. Aiman Zaidan from the Al-Quds Foundation, Beirut.
I was very lucky to be able to snap the above photo of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin receiving a souvenir which was a gift from Dr. Yusuf Al-Qaradawi.
This is the biggest seminar ever organised by MUAFAKAT.
More than 1200 people attended the seminar until we ran out of seats and had to open the seats on the upper floor.
After the end of the seminar on the first day, I was interviewed by TV AlHijrah.
And when the interview was over, I was chased by groups of abangs and kakaks from UPSI to talk and snap photos with me.
That was really fun 🙂
But it was hard work too and we had so much work to do.
I tried to help as much as I could since the day before the seminar.
I helped to usher people to the registration tables and to the seminar hall on the first and the second day of the seminar.
I also helped Abang Aiman to send an important note to the moderator during the seminar.
Because I’m the youngest and the smallest volunteer, I was always assigned to go up on stage to send notes or others to the penal of speakers during programs and seminars.
But the best part was during the rehearsal on the night before the program when my role was to be the Deputy Prime Minister.