A competition testing students’ understanding of Zakat was held as part of the Ilal Majdi Wal ‘Ula programme at the Sultan Haji Hassanal Bolkiah Arabic School (SASHHB) in Kampong Rimba yesterday.
Sanah 10 Fast Track and Sanah 11 students from three Arabic schools – SASHHB, Raja Isteri Pengiran Anak Saleha Girls Arabic Religious Secondary School (SUAMPRIPAHS) and Mahad Islam Brunei – participated in three rounds of competition with Fiqh Zakat as the focus.
Each school is represented by a team of six students.
Fiqh Zakat are guidelines for Zakat in Islam, laws, issues and arguments, mandatory requirements, implementation and understanding of Zakat.
The team from SASHHB won the competition with a score of 94 per cent, beating SUAMPRIPAHS who had a score of 80 per cent and Mahad Islam Brunei with a score of 73 per cent.
The competition, conducted in Arabic, was aimed at encouraging students to self-test, review and prepare for Fiqh Zakat subjects during the Brunei Religious Education Certificate (SPUB) examinations.
It seeks to also promote creativity, teamwork and innovation, as well as instil confidence among students.
The Ilal Majdi Wal ‘Ula programme, an initiative of the Arabic School Division, sought to encourage collaboration between the department and Arabic schools through shared academic and co-academic activities in schools.
Head of Arabic School Division Pengiran Mohamad Aminuddin Bin Pengiran Haji Hussin was the guest of honour.