Muslim countries have been urged to increase cooperation and research links, particularly in improving the management quality of hajj.
Penang ruler T.Y.T. Tun Dato’ Seri Utama Dr. Haji Abdul Rahman bin Haji Abbas says to do so, Muslims should help each other so that the Science and Technology fields in all Muslim countries would bring optimum benefits.
"Sharing of expertise among Muslim countries not only help to solve problems, but also strengthen Muslims.
"The hajj is one aspect which can be shared because it involves all Muslims from all over the world," he said during the official opening of the ‘Seminar on Hajj best Practices Through Advances in Sciences and Technology' in University Science Malaysia (USM) recently.
The seminar was organised by the university and aimed at exploring the results of a hajj research -- jointly conducted by USM and Umm Al-Qura University, in Saudi Arabia.
It also aimed to look at ways to solve problems faced by Muslim pilgrims when they perform their hajj in Mecca.
Some 200 participants from all over the country attended the seminar.
A total of 29 working papers related to the hajj were presented.
The seminar was a follow-up to an earlier event titled ‘Stakeholders Workshop: Commercialization of Hajj’.
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