By Maisarah Mijar
GOMBAK, 3 October 2018 – IIUM and Dar al-Mustafa planned to work together to further improve the administration and students’ learning through exchange programmes following the signing of the Letter of Intent (LOI) that took place at the Rector’s office on Tuesday (2 October).
IIUM was represented by the Dean of KIRKHS, Prof. Dr. Mohammad Abdul Quayum, while Dar al-Mustafa by a renowned scholar, Habib Umar.
The signing of LOI will open doors to ease any exchanging programmes of staff and students between IIUM and Dar al-Mustafa in discussing religious issues, empowering Arabic language and trading ideas to improve each institutions’ academics as well as other matters in the future.
Asked why Dar al-Mustafa out of all institutions, Prof. Majdi Ibrahim from the Department of Arabic Language and Literature, explained that Dar al-Mustafa is using traditional methodology styles in learning but they can still produce great scholars, while IIUM on the other hand, has the modern system. Hence, the collaboration between IIUM and Dar al-Mustafa in the future would be of great significance.
He added, “If this LOI proceeds to the Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) or Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), I want to help them with exchanging programme, because they produce great scholars with no title. I want to help them to get the titles and we can provide that.” ***