HIKMAH - ...dan orang-orang (Ansar) yang mendiami negeri (Madinah) serta beriman sebelum mereka, mengasihi orang-orang yang berhijrah ke negeri mereka, dan tidak ada pula dalam hati mereka perasaan berhajatkan apa yang telah diberi kepada orang-orang yang berhijrah itu; dan mereka juga mengutamakan orang-orang yang berhijrah itu lebih daripada diri mereka sendiri, sekalipun mereka dalam keadaan kekurangan dan amat berhajat; dan (ingatlah), sesiapa yang menjaga serta memelihara dirinya daripada dipengaruhi oleh tabiat bakhilnya, maka merekalah orang-orang yang berjaya. (Surah al-Hasyr, ayat 9)

Saturday, 30 April 2016

Commemorating Workers

As a part of the people, we take the opportunity in May Day not only to have an enjoyable holiday with families and friends, but also to extend our heartiest thanks to all workers for their service to the nation and the people.

Their presence at the heart of the world made everything possible. Their presence made educational process for our next generation convenient. Their presence results in economic development and stability. Their presence improves our social state. Their presence boosts our local and global politics.

Praise be to Allah. Today, we are able to see the way our nation and our people is going – created by our passionate and hardworking workers. We are about to reach the peak of peace and prosperity in due course – as long as our workers continue the momentum they have all this while.

Monday, 11 April 2016

Setia Bersama Membina Negara


Membina sebuah negara bukanlah mudah. Sepertimana seorang manusia memerlukan roh dan jasad, sebuah negara juga memerlukan roh dan jasad. Bayangkan sebuah negara tanpa falsafah dan ideologi, sistem dan infrastruktur; apakah erti keberadaannya di tengah-tengah dunia?

Sebuah negara memerlukan kepada segolongan manusia yang tahu menilai dan mengaplikasikan erti sebenar setia. Setia tidak boleh diterhadkan definisinya setakat mengikut ke mana-mana sahaja dibawa, mahupun kekal setempat sampai bila-bila. Setia mempunyai takrifan yang lebih berharga daripada takrifan tersebut. Setia menuntut kasih sayang, pengorbanan, semangat waja dan keazaman membara, bukan sahaja dalam diri seseorang, tetapi juga dalam diri segolongan masyarakat.

Kesetiaan membolehkan mereka berkumpul bersama, mengikat janji untuk terus berdiri bersama agama, bangsa dan negara, berfikir untuk melangkah setapak demi setapak, maju bersama walaupun pelbagai rintangan menanti di hadapan mata, membanting tulang empat kerat membina infrastruktur dan mewujudkan kerangka ekonomi, politik dan sosial yang seimbang dan mesra rakyat.

Monday, 4 April 2016

IIUM Student Leaders' Assembly: Another Success for IIUM


3 April 2016, for the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), is obviously historic; not only for IIUM itself, but also for Malaysia and the world. After some 5 years of struggle, IIUM turned their dream of having a Student Parliament, called IIUM Student Leaders’ Assembly (ISLA), to a reality.

That was the day the Rector of IIUM, Professor Dato’ Sri Dr. Zaleha binti Kamaruddin, launched ISLA. That was also the day ISLA took place in IIUM Gombak Campus for the first time after 33 years of the establishment of IIUM.

That was also the day we wrote in history’s page: that IIUM becomes the fourth public university in Malaysia and the first international Islamic university in the world having its own Student Parliament; and that IIUM becomes the first public university in Malaysia convening its Student Parliament in English.

The establishment of ISLA has been made possible not only by the Students’ Representative Council (SRC), but also by each and every one struggling and working for it. We congratulate them for their success in establishing and convening ISLA. We thank them very much as well for sending their ideas, experiences and efforts to ISLA all this while. Without their passion, support and encouragement, ISLA would be nothing.

Wednesday, 16 March 2016

Beberapa Hari yang Berlalu Bersamanya

Saya baru sampai Kuala Lumpur, pada suatu petang, setelah menghadiri walimah kakak kepada salah seorang sahabat saya di Bukit Sentosa, Rawang. Setibanya saya di sebuah hotel di Jalan Tun Razak, seseorang datang kepada saya, memanggil nama saya. Saya tidak sangka pula ada orang yang ingin bertemu saya pada masa itu sebab saya tidak sedikitpun terlintas di fikiran untuk menemui sesiapa pun setelah mengharungi perjalanan yang jauh.

Hari itu – saat saya bertemu dengannya – sungguh mengujakan. Bukanlah kerana itu pertama kali saya bertemu dengannya, tetapi kerana itulah pertama kali duduk semeja, berkongsi idea dan pengalaman sesama sendiri dalam suasana yang harmoni. Rentetan daripada peristiwa hari itu, dan kebetulan Universiti saya berada dalam musim cuti semester, saya mengambil kesempatan untuk mengenalinya dengan lebih mendalam.

Terima kasih, Allah, kerana mempertemukan saya dengan keluarganya pada suatu petang yang lain di hujung ibu negara. Dapatlah saya berkenalan dengan seluruh ahli keluarganya, dan seterusnya berkongsi segala rasa tentang hari-hari yang berlalu – terutamanya hari-hari saya bersama debat dan pengucapan awam bahasa Arab. Perkenalan tidak terhenti di situ.

Sunday, 13 March 2016

Being a Team


March 2016 witnesses the transfer of officials from and to Mahallah as-Siddiq. One of us have been transferred to a new department with a new position – and for that reason, he has been assigned to another Mahallah. At the same time, another one, being a caretaker of two Mahallat, has been sent to our Mahallah to be with us and take care of our Mahallah and our people there.

On behalf of Mahallah as-Siddiq Community, I would like to offer my warmest welcome to the new member, and to thank the outgoing member for his unstoppable dedication towards our Mahallah and our people all this while. It’s a great honour, as the representative of my constituents, to have him in such team. I wish him the best in continuing his duties.

As a team, many duties and responsibilities await us all. Whatever happened and whoever will be joining and leaving this team, we will continue – and together we continue – working together till the end, doing the best for our Mahallah and our University, and giving the best what we have for our Mahallah and our University.