‘TAUSYEH’ is a platform to enliven the teachings of Islam through Zikir performed by participants.
It should be performed with an open heart and sincerity to participate in this competition as well as to gain blessings from Allah the Almighty by glorifying the holy sentence and not solely to vie for victory.
This was said by Dr Azme bin Hj Matali, chairperson of the working committee of the convocation festival of Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), at the Tausyeh competition for Higher Institutions in Brunei Darussalam to mark the 4th convocation festival of the Islamic university.
He added that it was also to support the Sultanate’s aspiration to be a Nation of Zikir and to uplift UNISSA as a genuine international Islamic university. Present as The chief guest was Rector of UNISSA, Dr Hj Norarfan bin Hj Zainal.
Dr Azme added that this year’s additional events included a Tausyeh competition and short Islamic video competition besides the usual essay, Jawi calligraphy and Islamic photography competitions. These competitions were organised by the Students Council, Students Association and undergraduates of the university.
The Tausyeh competition involves eight teams from five higher institutions in the country and is divided into two categories – men’s and women’s.
UNISSA, Institut Teknologi Brunei (ITB), Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College (KUPU SB) sent two teams each while Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD) and Politeknik Brunei only sent one.
The objectives of the competition were to glorify the convocation festival, expose and showcase the students’ talent and encourage and attract interest amongst the students in Islamic arts and heritage.
Dr Hj Norarfan later presented prizes to the winners. In the men’s category, UBD emerged the champions and walked away with $500 in cash prize. UNISSA came second and won $400, while KUPU SB placed third with $300.
Meanwhile in the women’s category, UNISSA clinched the top spot and won $500 cash prize, KUPU SB won $400 in second, while third placed ITB took home $300.