8 August 2018
1 The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore’s (Muis) celebration of its golden jubilee continues with Salam Singapore, a community festival to be held at Our Tampines Hub. The festival is held as an appreciation and celebration of the partnership between Muis and the community for the past 50 years.
2 Over the course of three days from 7 to 9 September 2018, Salam Singapore will offer various touch points for visitors to discover and experience the many partnerships that have been forged and formed with the Muslim and larger Singapore society. A key highlight will be an Augmented Reality(AR) Experience where families can immerse in the Muis journey and understand various subject matters at different stations
3 The festival will also feature five main events, as well as fringe activities targeting at different sectors of the community.
4 EduForum 2018, will kick start the proceedings on the first day. The forum will discuss factors that impact students’ educational experiences in the context of Islamic learning, as well as to increase educators’ knowledge on the criticality of their role as nurturers and guides to youths. Executive Director and Chaplain for the Islamic Center at New York University (NYU), Imam Khalid Latif is the guest speaker. Imam Khalid was also named one of 500 most influential Muslims in the world in 2009.
5 The focus on youth and education continues with Youth TalkFest in the evening. Participants will get valuable insight from prominent speakers (Imam Khalid Latif, Ustaz Tarmizi Wahid, Ustaz Zahid Zin and Ustazah Shameem Sultanah) on instilling a positive dream and have a vision of their future self, as well as laying down the foundation of success and steps needed to stay motivated achieving their desired goals.
6 The mosque fraternity (staff, volunteers and their families) will gather on the second day to celebrate Mosque Family Fiesta. The fiesta will have a familial and learning theme, encouraging a stronger bond among volunteers and their immediate family members. The fiesta will also feature a record-breaking attempt, fundraising activities and “Masjid Kita” photography contest.
7 Another key highlight of Salam Singapore is the Bicara Perdana Mufti (Conversation with Mufti) where Mufti Dr Mohamed Fatris Bakaram will engage audience on the worldview and values of Rahmah (Blessings) and how it can be further developed as key characteristic of the Singapore Muslim Community.
8 Wrapping up the three-day festival is the Mosque Convention 2018. The convention aims to discuss the roles of mosques in the ever-changing landscape of Singapore’s community and the vision and plans for the mosque sector to further enhance their position as a significant node in the national grid.
9 Several fringe events will also be organised throughout the three-day festival. More details can be found at www.salamsingapore.sg. Members of the public may also get updates via Salam Singapore Instagram account, @salamsingapore or via the hashtag #SalamSingapore.
MAJLIS UGAMA ISLAM SINGAPURA