Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) through the Centre for Research and Publication (PPP) has published 32 new books written by both local and foreign authors.
State Mufti Pehin Datu Seri Maharaja Dato Paduka Seri Setia (Dr) Ustaz Haji Awang Abdul Aziz bin Juned launched the books at UNISSA yesterday.
Of the 32 publications, nine are written in the Malay language, seven in the English language and seven in Arabic language. The publications include five journals, an encyclopaedia and three monographs.
The ceremony coincided with the presentation of UNISSA Book Awards for three categories.
For the Malay language category, the award went to Honorary Professor Dr Abd Aziz bin Yusof of Unversiti College Bistari, Setiu, Terengganu for his book Halatuju Penilaian Prestasi: Pendekatan Islam Sebagai Gantian.
For the English language category, the award was given to Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Islamic Development Management UNISSA Dr Ahamad Faosiy Ogunbado for his book Leadership in Islam: Ibn Khaldun’s Perspective; and in the Arabic language category, the award was presented to Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Usuluddin at UNISSA Dr Shayuthy bin Abd Manas and Deputy Director Centre of Research and Publication of UNISSA Dr Ismail bin Abdullah for the book titled Wakaf Islam antara Teori dan Praktikal.
State Mufti also witnessed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signing between UNISSA and the State Mufti’s Office.
Assistant Mufti (Buhuts) Dato Seri Setia Dr Haji Mazanan bin Haji Yusof and Acting Director of Administration Haji Mohiddin bin Haji Mustafa signed on behalf of the State Mufti’s Office, while UNISSA was represented by its Rector Dr Haji Norarfan bin Haji Zainal and Director of the Centre for Research and Publication Associate Professor Dr Hajah Rose binti Abdullah.
The MoU will see expanded cooperation in the field of publication and marketing of publication.