Fatwa in Contemporary Societies 2024
Day 1 | 2 February (Friday)
6.00 pm
Light refreshments will be provided.
7.45 pm
8.30 pm
Opening Speech
By Deputy Prime Minister Heng Swee Keat, Deputy Prime Minister and Coordinating Minister for Economic Policies, Singapore
8.45 pm
Official Launch of Conference & Fatwa Compilation Volume II
9.00 pm
Empowering for the Future: The Transformative Role of Fatwas in Shaping Muslim Communities
By Ustaz Dr. Nazirudin Mohd Nasir, Mufti of Singapore
9.30 pm
End of Day 1
Day 2 | 3 February (Saturday)
8.15 am
9.00 am
9.10 am
Quran Recitation
9.15 am
The Evolution of Fatwas in Contemporary Contexts: Navigating Diversity and Complexity
By H.E. Prof. Dr. Shawki Ibrahim Abdel-Karim Allam, Grand Mufti of Egypt
9.40 am
Community-Centred Fatwa Issuance: Building Trust and Inclusivity
By Prof. Dr. Amany Lubis, Council Member of the UAE Council for Fatwa
10.05 am
Designing Collaborative and Interdisciplinary Approaches in Developing Nuanced and Contextualised Fatwas
By H.E. Prof. Dr. Koutoub Moustapha Sano, Secretary-General of the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (Majma' al-Fiqh al-Islami al-Duwali), Saudi Arabia
10.30 am
Tea Break
10.55 am
Panel Discussion
Moderated by Ustazah Farah Mahamood Aljunied, Director of Higher Education and Research, Muis, Singapore
11.55 am
Fatwa Lab Introductory Video
12.00 pm
Presentation on Fatwa Lab
12.15 pm
Lunch & Prayers
2.00 pm
Plenary Sessions by Fatwa Lab
Food Technology
Cultivated Meat and Maqasid Shariah: A Maslahah-Mafsadah Assessment
Chaired by Mr. Zalman Ali, Director, Halal Development, Muis, Singapore
  • Dr. Maanasa Ravikumar, SciTech Specialist, The Good Food Institute APAC, Singapore
  • Ustaz Dr. Izal Mustafa Kamar, Deputy Mufti, Singapore
  • Ustazah Zahratur Rofiqah Mochamad Sandisi, Fatwa Lab Researcher, Singapore
Artificial Intelligence
Optimising Fatwa Research with AI: Enhancing Efficiency, Implementations and Challenges
Chaired by Ustaz Dr. Mohamed Ali, Senior Associate Member of Fatwa Committee
  • Mr. Glen Francis, Strategic Advisor, Google, Singapore
  • Ustaz Sheikh Mohamad Farouq, Associate Research Fellow, Research Programme in the Study of Muslim Communities of Success (RPCS), Singapore
  • Ustaz Ahmad Khalil Mohamed Rafii, Fatwa Lab Researcher, Singapore
Medical Technology
Religious Considerations for Singaporean Muslims Regarding Carrier Screening for Genetic Diseases
Chaired by Ustaz Dr. Rizhan, Associate Member of Fatwa Committee, Singapore
  • Dr. Saumya Shekhar Jamuar,Senior Consultant, Genetics Service KK Women's and Children's Hospital, Singapore
  • Ustaz Dr. Mohammad Hannan Hassan, Deputy Mufti, Singapore
  • Ustazah Husna Azzakiyah Muhammad Haniff, Fatwa Lab Researcher, Singapore
Development of Cash Wakaf in Singapore: Leveraging on Contemporary Financial Instruments
Chaired by Ms. Dewi Hartaty Suratty, Director, Asset Policy and Endowment, Muis, Singapore
  • Mr. Masagoes Isyak Amin, CEO, Warees Investment, Muis, Singapore
  • Ustaz Dr. Mohd Murat Md Aris, Deputy Mufti, Singapore
  • Ustaz Muhammad Haris Affandi, Fatwa Lab Researcher, Singapore
3.30 pm
Tea Break & Gallery Walk of Fatwa Lab
4.30 pm
Concluding Remarks
By Ustaz Dr. Nazirudin Mohd Nasir, Mufti of Singapore
5.00 pm
End of Day 2