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Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) is conducting a workshop on ‘Pengkajian Takhrij Hadith’ participated by some 30 officers of the Islamic Da’wah Centre (PDI) at the Ministry of Religious Affairs.

The workshop is held from June 20 to 25 at the UNISSA campus in Gadong.

Facilitating the workshop was Assistant Rector (Student Affairs and Alumni) Dr Lilly Suzana binti Haji Samsu and Deputy Dean of Faculty of Usuluddin Dr Shayuthy bin Abdul Manas.

The workshop aims to provide an understanding of Takhrij al-Hadith and its importance, including the proper way to source Hadith, reference materials on Hadith and the writing methodology for Hadith.

Other objectives include improving and encouraging interaction with turath books, providing basic knowledge in categorising the authenticity of Hadith, emphasising the importance of Hadith as a reference second only to Al-Quran and enhancing the quality of PDI publications by ensuring the proper use of Hadith.

Meanwhile, the Faculty of Islamic Economics and Finance (FEKIm) at UNISSA on Saturday saw the return of its Tunas Harapan programme, which had been put on hold due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Some 44 Year 2 students from FEKIm joined the programme led by the Islamic Finance and Economic Students Council at Al-Islah Centre of the Narcotics Control Bureau (NCB), Jalan Kerakas Payau Kampong Kupang, Tutong District.

ABOVE & BELOW: Officers from the Islamic Da’wah Centre attend the religious workshop at Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali; and Assistant Rector (Student Affairs and Alumni) Dr Lilly Suzana binti Haji Samsu and Deputy Dean of Faculty of Usuluddin Dr Shayuthy bin Abdul Manas facilitate the workshop. PHOTOS: UNISSA

Participants of the 5th Tunah Harapan programme in a group photo

Themed ‘Hubbatul Ummah’ (Love Towards the Ummah), the programme aimed to produce youth that have the potential to become future leaders by engaging them in the community and instilling a sense of care towards the community.

The programme commenced with the recitation of Surah Al-Fatihah, followed by character-building and leadership-training activities. Some 36 inmates of Al-Islah also participated.

FEKIm Assistant Senior Professor Dr Hakimah binti Yaacob as the accompanied officer presented prizes to the best team.

The closing ceremony was attended by FEKIm UNISSA Acting Deputy Dean Hajah Nurul Nabilah binti Haji Ali and Al-Islah Centre Acting Assistant Director Muhammad Abu Nor Ali Syamsul bin Mohamad.

Meanwhile, UNISSA has lined up a host of programmes for the pubic.

The university will hold a free academic services programme via Zoom on July 2 from 9.30am to 11am.

The programme is titled ‘Membina Keluarga Sakinah; Pengajaran dari Dakwah Para Anbiya’, which will be delivered by UNISSA lecturer Dr Hajah Ummi Fa’izah binti Haji Abdul Rahman.

UNISSA’s Faculty of Usuluddin, through the Centre for Life Long Learning, is also offering an online course on Tadabbur Al-Quran in August.

The programme will begin on August 14 and run every Sunday for six weeks from 8.30am to 10am.

The course will cover modules such as Surah Al-Qiyamah and Al-Insan.

The programme is aimed at educating the public on Al-Quran through proper use of referencing technique and material.