MHDS is short form for Moral and Human Development Society. This non-profit society was established in the year 1998 and is registered under Singapore Registry of Society. The objective of this society is to conduct activities in the form of physical as well as spiritual education to our members and the general public. Our members come from all walks of life. In addition to the spiritual needs, we also conduct trips to historical Islamic places. We also invite prominent lecturers/scholars from various countries to deliver lectures during our event. As we are a non-profitable organization, our funds for our activities are obtained from well wishes, sponsors and through donation drive.
Our muallim, Ustaz Tengku Mohd Fouzy graduated from Madinah University in 1985 and holds a degree in Shari’ah (Islamic Law and Jurisprudence). He provided the Islamic guidance for our society. He is currently the President of Moral and Human Development Society. Ustaz TM Fouzy, which he is fondly known as, had spent 10 years in the two holy cities during his studies and has gained great experience and knowledge in the local Arab custom and culture. These experiences include servicing Hajj and Umrah pilgrims. In July 1994, out of passion he setup his own travel agency solely to provide the best guidance and service to Hajj and Umrah pilgrims.
Now, he holds a very important post as the President of AMTAS (Association of Muslim Travel Agents Singapore). In the year 2006, Ustaz TM Fouzy was awarded the best entrepreneur. In Singapore, Ustaz TM Fouzy is respected and well received by the Muslim community. He is a member of the Fatwa Council of the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (MUIS).
Ustaz TM Fouzy also conducts classes in the evening at various Mosques in Singapore. He spent most of his time teaching and managing his business. He teaches Fiqh and Tasawuf in the evening during the weekday and Hajj manasik on weekends. He conducted Zikr session every Friday. Although most of his time was spent teaching and managing his business, he has been involved in most of the activities our organization has conducted previously.
Ustaz TM Fouzy follows Tariqah Al Qadriyah Al Gaylani under the guidance of Sheikh Moulana Afeefuddin Al Gaylani. Moulana Afeefuddin is the 18th descendant of Sheikh Abdul Qadir Al Gaylani (may Allah be well pleased with him) who holds the title of Sultan Ul Auliya (King of Saints). Moulana Afeefuddin is also the 33rd direct descendant of Sayidina Rasulullah (PBUH).
Sheikh Moulana Afeefuddin Al Gaylani was born in Baghdad in 1972. Moulana specialized in Shari’ah (Islamic Law and Jurisprudence). Moulana has been certified as an Islamic Scholar by Al Sheikh Abdul Karim Al Mudarris – with the credentials of Al Ijazzah Al Elmiyah which is the most prestigious certification for an Islamic Scholar and teacher. He was the Imam and Khatib in several Mosques in Baghdad including the Mosque of Al Sheikh Abdul Qadir Al Gaylani. He was also a frequent guest lecturer in Iraq and other countries. He is now a permanent resident in Malaysia and lives in Kuala Lumpur.
MHDS members follow Tariqah Al Qadriyah with the guidance from Ustaz TM Fouzy and Sheikh Moulana Afeefuddin.
Tariqah Al Qadriyah is founded by Sheikh Abdul Qadir Al Jailani thus the name of this Tariqah. It is the proven path towards cleansing one’s spiritual self through Zikrullah in order to get close to Allah. The daily rituals of the Zikr were passed on from one Mursyid “guide” to another from the first person to receive it from Saiyidina Rasulullah (PBUH). MHDS organize a group Zikr session every Friday after Maghrib.
Besides the weekly activities, MHDS also organizes many public Islamic lectures and forums in Mosques and stadiums for the general public throughout Singapore. MHDS focus on building good spiritual, moral and emotional character through physical and spiritual education.
The Executive Committee of MHDS work hard to plan for activities for the whole year. Stay tune to get the latest happenings.
Due to the rapid advancement of the material world today, mankind who are in fact more precious than the world they reside in, starts to digress and fall into a state of spiritual, mental and moral destruction. Humans lead their lives only to satisfy materialistic and worldly desires. They return to their Creator impure and full of regrets.
These are the reasons why this society is formed. We hope that humankind can achieve the goodness of this world at the same time cleanse oneself and improve our standard of living with beautiful character to achieve the goodness of the world and the hereafter.