HIS Royal Highness Prince (Dr) Haji Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, in his capacity as the Pro-Chancellor of Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), yesterday officiated the university’s 4th ‘Hafl Al-Takharruj’, or convocation festival.
His Royal Highness also launched 10 newly-published books and journals by UNISSA and toured the exhibition hall set up for the convocation festival.
Plenty of events have been lined up for UNISSA’s convocation festival. Among them, the regional seminar on Jawi and Arabic writings, organised by the Arabic Language and Islamic Civilisation Faculty, will be held on September 17–18 at the Jubilee Hall in the university campus.
From September 23–25, an English Language Writing workshop, jointly organised by the Language and Knowledge Centre and a local newspaper will be held at the university library.
A public lecture organised by the Science Management and Business Faculty titled “Poverty in Muslim Countries with Special Reference to Brunei Darussalam”, will be held at the Jubilee Hall on September 27.
A ‘Liqa Ilmi’ will also be held at the Jubilee Hall on October 1–8.
A Khatam Al-Quran ceremony, organised for the university’s under-graduates, will be held on October 16 at the auditorium and a ‘Multaqa Usuluddin’, organised by the Usuluddin Faculty, will be held on October 18 at the Jubilee Hall.
An Arabic Language workshop, jointly facilitated by the Arabic Language and Islamic Civilisation Faculty and Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin’s (UniSZA) Languages and Communication Faculty, is also scheduled to be held at the Jubilee Hall on October 20.
There will also be a premier forum organised by the university’s students council, which will be held on October 22 at the auditorium and will feature three panelists who will touch on the topic of ‘Al-Quran and Al-Sunnah Generates Visionary Ummah’.
Other events lined up for the convocation festival are a ‘Tausyeh’ among tertiary level institutions, a Dakwah video-clip competition, an Islamic Arts photography contest and Khat Jawi writing competition.
- Borneo Bulletin
(14 September 2014)