Sunday, October 30, 2011

(picture from Utusan)
HRH Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah of Kedah conferred the Honorary Doctorate to Tan Sri Dr Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al-Madani

His Royal Highness the Sultan of Kedah, Sultan Abdul Halim Muadzam Shah consent to attend and officiate the Convocation ceremony of Insaniah University College held at Langkawi Island. In the ceremony, the Sultan Abdul Halim consent to confer the Honorary Doctorate Degree (Islamic Banking) to Tan Sri Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al-Madani. Other than the special convocation ceremony, the Sultan Abdul Halim also officiate the third Langkawi Islamic Finances and Economics (LIFE) Conference, organize by the Insaniah University College, Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and Islamic Research and Training Institute. LIFE 2011 brought "Islamic Banking and Finance: Waqaf, Zakat and Sedeqah as the Empowerment and Community Strategy for Economic Transformation of the Ummah" as its theme.

In his opening speech at the three-day conference, the Sultan Abdul Halim of Kedah stressed the importance of zakat, waqaf and sedeqah as the main instrument for Muslim economy development, for ummah and for all humanity. Also present at the ceremony were Menteri Besar of Kedah, Datuk Seri Azizan bin Abdul Razak; IDB President, Tan Sri Dr. Ahmad Mohamed Ali Al-Madani and Rector of Insaniah University College, Prof Datuk Dr. Jamil Osman.



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