Insan Muslih Grant: Creative Dakwah

Insan Muslih Creative Dakwah Grant aims is to address the social problems faced by our Singapore Muslim community by encouraging them to practice Wasatiyyah when resolving current issues. It also seeks to encourage local talents to spread dakwah creatively through video and reach a wider audience online.

Project Eligibility

The grant will be awarded for a video project that promotes Wasatiyyah to the Singapore Muslim community. The content of the video should discuss Wasatiyyah or Kesederhanaan dalam Islam such as values that demonstrates Wasatiyyah or ways for Muslims to incorporate Wasatiyyah in their daily lives.

The video can be in the form of ceramah, VLOG, talk show, animation etc. The video content should target the Singapore Muslim community.  

How Much Funding Can Your Receive?

Successful applicants will receive a maximum of $5000 grant to carry out the project.

Who Can Apply?
  1. Singapore citizen or a permanent resident
  2. Asatizah will be given priority
  3. Non-asatizah applicants need to have an ARS certified Ustaz/Ustazah on board as an advisor to the content. 
Application Period

Application will be open until 19 June 2021. Interested applicants will need to submit a detailed proposal, which is subject to assessment and review. Successful applicants will be notified by email.

2021 Grant Recipient

This year’s Insan Muslih Grant is awarded to 4 teams which have produced content discussing values that demonstrates Wasatiyyah or ways for Muslims to incorporate Wasatiyyah in their daily lives. They are:

SIASAT: A Short Film
by WanDanger

This short film is a collaboration of WanDanger’s team and Mihwar Services.

The team from WanDanger have been producing videos together for some time, with a mission to not only entertain but to make beneficial content for the community. You can watch these videos via this hashtag: #RemindWanAnother

Mohamed Ridhwan @wan_danger – Freelance Videographer
Muhammad Rahimi @rahimisan – Motion Graphics Editor
Jumali @jumali_majuri – Biotechnologis
Andika @andikaskr – Grip

The Asatizahs, Ilyas and Fairuzee, are from Mihwar Services which was established in 2019 which provides education content to the community till today. They also have collaborated with TKI Pos, Shakira Butchery and Encik Ghifari to provide assistance to those in need.

Mihwar – @mihwarservices
Ustaz Ilyas @adakah_anda_bauuu – Research Editor
Ustaz Fairuzee @m.fairruzee – Financial Advisor

With quick access to many news/information via social media mediums, we tend to oversee whether they are reliable or not. This short film aims to educate and also raise awareness to our community on the reality of the situation.

With this creative approach of a short film, we hope that it does not only entertain but bring benefit to the masses especially when it comes to being a responsible muslim.

In an era of technology & social media, it is easy for people to receive news & information. This video depicts the different ways people reacted when receiving them.

On the extreme left, we have those who are laid-back & trusting every news without cross-checking. They tend to readily share without much thought.

On the other hand, we have those who already passed a judgement on news & information even when it is unconfirmed & without much investigation. They may also share to people with the intention to remind & educate.

However, there is also the moderate way; the wasatiyyah way. To approach the information without bias & investigate thoroughly before sharing to people. We as the receivers can do our part in ensuring that news is true.

We believe this is the way to go. Islam teaches us to be moderate and balanced in all aspects of life. Allah said: Thus, We have made you a justly balanced community that you will be witnesses over the people and the Messenger will be a witness over you.

– Surat Al-Baqarah 2:143

Let us be balanced & moderate in our receiving & sharing of information.

Geruck Fit Stop Wasatiyyah Series
by Geruck Singapura

Lecturer, Nanyang Polytechnic

Rahmat Jasmani is a nursing educator who graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Edinburgh Napier University. He was also awarded an Advanced Diploma in Nursing (Emergency) with more than 11 years’ experience in this field. Recent participation in the International Council of Nurses Congress where he met and discussed global health issues with nurses from around the world. His passion lies in helping family and friends in making lifestyle changes for health and takes on a heavy interest in health coaching for better health in the community. He is also a Befriender (Fitrah) for ex-offenders, where he motivates and encourages re-integration and social reconciliation through scientific methods.

Freelance Creative Producer / Theatre Practitioner

Saiful Amri is a multi-hyphenated theatre practitioner who has taken his calling as a Creative Producer in the Malay performing arts scene. He recently completed his adjudicating duties in Singapore Youth Festival’s drama category organised by Ministry of Education. Saiful Amri is a holder of a Specialist Diploma in Arts and Events Management from Temasek Polytechnic awarded in 2004. Saiful Amri was administrating the arts at the National Arts Council from 2008 to 2015, where he received numerous civil service awards. The highest being the Public Service 21 Star Service Award for the Excellence in Public Service Awards 2014. Now, Saiful Amri is a freelancer managing arts projects of all genres, and practicing theatre as a producer, director, writer, and actor.

Aerospace QA and Repair Technician

Salleh Mohamed is a passionate video editing hobbyist, who used to dabble in wedding videography after he was blindsided by a fraudulent wedding videographer for his own wedding. He holds a Diploma in Mechatronics from Temasek Polytechnic, awarded in 1998. He is proud of his involvement in the development of Japan’s first commercial airplane after World War 2, the Mitsubishi SpaceJet. On the personal front, his best achievement was his weight loss of 20kg in six months with the support of the brothers in GeRuck Singapura and coaching of Rahmat Jasmani.

The main aspiration of GERUCK FIT STOP WASATIYYAH SERIES is to reach out to Muslims, in general, focusing on ways to improve the multi dimensions of health (physical, emotional, social, psychological, and most importantly spiritual). The content of these videos will provide insights and information on the reasons and the steps to making that healthier lifestyle change. The featured personalities disclosed their journey and experience in making that change.

GERUCK FIT STOP WASATIYYAH SERIES is a talk-show format social media content series. These videos are produced by GE-RUCK SINGAPURA, which is a band of like-minded individuals striving to attain the best lifestyle and fulfilment for themselves, their families, and the community through Rucking, Intermittent Fasting and re-education of food consumption. Led by practicing individuals in the medical field, Ge-Ruck Singapura hopes to reach out to those who are looking to improve their lifestyle through having a healthier body and mind.