29th June 2015

About IIC

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How We Started

The Islamic Information Centre was established on 17 August 2008 which is to promote and communicate the universality of Islam so as to create a better understanding and an enhanced appreciation of Islam among the multi-ethnic & multi-religious populace of Sarawak. The unique architecture of the Centre, featuring a combination of the various ethnic identities, focuses the basis of the true Islamic universality, with no distinction between racial and cultural differences.

Our Uniqueness

The Centre comprises buildings that depict the confluence of cultures and draws upon the fundamental qualities of peoples in the state of Sarawak. The Bidayuh Baruk – a warriors’ venue for meetings and functions; Melanau Tall House – displays strength, security and courage; Malay Roof – shows beauty, elegance and harmony; Iban Longhouse – illustrates a communal yet adventurous life; Orang Ulu Roof – portrays an intricate, meticulous and a captivating living experience; Chinese Palace- inspired Roof – demonstrates the spirit of entrepreneurship, diligence and prosperity and the Nurani Atrium – where all those qualities converge to form one uniting entity.  The Centre organises programmes and activities on currents issues and concerns that promote a better understanding and an enhanced appreciation among the various religious organisations in the state of Sarawak.  The Centre prides itself in being the only place where the Friday sermons are conducetd in English and occasionally in Mandarin and other local Sarawak dialects.

ABOUT US

The Centre comprises buildings that depict the confluence of cultures and draws upon the fundamental qualities of peoples in the state of Sarawak.

The Bidayuh Baruk – a warriors’ venue for meetings and functions; Melanau Tall House – displays strength, security and courage; Malay Roof – shows beauty, elegance and harmony; Iban Longhouse – illustrates a communal yet adventurous life; Orang Ulu Roof – portrays an intricate, meticulous and a captivating living experience; Chinese Palace- inspired Roof – demonstrates the spirit of entrepreneurship, diligence and prosperity and the Nurani Atrium – where all those qualities converge to form one uniting entity.

The Centre organises programmes and activities on currents issues and concerns that promote a better understanding and an enhanced appreciation among the various religious organisations in the state of Sarawak.

VISION

A reputable and dynamic Islamic institution that advances the ideals, principles, values and universality of Islam aspirations.

MISSION

To facilitate a better understanding of Islam through multi-faceted programs, communal interactions and collaborative undertakings.

OBJECTIVES

The Centre has three main objectives ;

1  To advance the IDEALS, PRINCIPLES, VALUES AND UNIVERSALITY OF ISLAM as a way of life.

2  To GATHER DATA, GENERATE AND SHARE INFORMATION ON CONTEMPORARY ISSUES and concerns that impact the society at large, and the Muslim community in particular.

3  To PROMOTE MULTI-RELIGIOUS HARMONY and a better understanding of Islam and other faiths.

PRINCIPLES

1  The principle of Al-Iqra whereby the foundation of wisdom is based on information and knowledge.

Read in the name of thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created man out of a mere clot of congealed blood. Proclaim! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful, He Who taught the Pen, Taught man that which he knew not…(Al-‘Alaq, 1-5).

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2  The principle of hablumminannas whereby inclusiveness or universality is an essential precept in Islam.

O mankind! We created you from a single pair of a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that ye may know each other (not that ye may despise each other). Verily the most honoured of you in the sight of God is he who is the most righteous of you. And God has full knowledge and is well-acquainted (with all things)...(al-Hujurat, 13).

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