“Managing Psychosocial Issues During Covid-19 Pandemic” – ISRUPIC 2020

Alhamdulillah, all praises are only to Allah SWT, who has given extraordinary blessings to us all. Not to forget, we send prayers and greetings to our Prophet, Muhammad SAW.

Finally, we manage to carry out the 2nd ISRUPIC in December 2020. To conduct ISRUPIC this time feels exceptional because we are amid in Covid 19 pandemic. It is a challenge to adapt to new habits, one of which is that we adapt to technology so that this time ISRUPIC is carried out online.

The next challenge is how Islam contributes to handling the COVID-19 pandemic. We believe that Islam is the perfect religion to provide answers or solutions to all problems, including during this pandemic. Alhamdulillah, for the enthusiasm and hard work between the lecturers from the Islamic University of Riau and the International Islamic University of Malaysia, articles on the themes that Islam can provide answers to pandemic problems have been collected. May the insights from this activity can grow our faith in Allah SWT.

Not only ISRUPIC’s activity is an annual event, but also a part of the commitment between UIR and IIUM that Islam is a worldview for all activities in our lives. Islam is rahmatan lil alamin, which is a religion that gives mercy to the entire universe. For this reason, this activity will continue to run more perfectly in the following years and involve many universities so that it can have a more significant impact.

Finally, we from UIR would like to express our deepest gratitude to Prof. Shukron and fellow lecturers from IIUM who have provided encouragement and inspiration for us at UIR. Hopefully, what we do will bring blessings. Amiin.

Hasbunallah Wani’mal Wakil.