By Norashikin Azizan
GOMBAK, 14 September 2019: IIUM is the pioneering university in embracing the concept of Rahmatan Lil ‘Alamin, Datuk Seri Dr. Mujahid Yusof said in his speech at the brisk walk in campus here early Friday morning (13 September), an event held in conjunction with the launching of the Rahmatan Lil ‘Alamin week.
Rahmatan Lil ‘Alamin, also known as Mercy to all mankind, is a policy adopted by the government to create a new image of Malaysia.
Datuk Seri Mujahid, who is the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department (Religious), emphasised that this policy will not be threatened by racial nuances and hatred that are being spread among the society.
“In fact, the concept of Rahmatan Lil ‘Alamin will facilitate in maintaining harmony and unity among us while leading the nation to a higher-level of peace despite being a multiracial and a multicultural country,” he added.
The 3.5 km event was held to kickstart the Rahmatan Lil ‘Alamin week which commenced on 13 September until 19 September this year, and expected to see more than 1,000 participants from IIUM and MAIWP community taking part in the event. It is a collaboration between International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and Majlis Agama Islam Wilayah Persekutuan (MAIWP).
Making the IIUM Cultural Centre’s (ICC’s) field as the starting and finishing point, the event called for a healthy lifestyle and proper care of the environment. The ceremony was marked by the release of pigeons and planting of a tree by the Minister before the brisk walk started.
Present at the event were the university’s Deputy Rector (Academic and Industrial Linkages), Prof. Dr. Isarji Sarudin, the Chief Executive Officer of MAIWP, Datuk Abdul Aziz Jusoh, and the Dean of Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, Associate Prof. Dr. Shukran Abd. Rahman.
A prize-giving ceremony was also held to award winners for logo creating competition for the Rahmatan Lil ‘Alamin week. Third year student from the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL), Wan Muhammad Hafiz Wan Zin, was crowned as the winner after his logo depicting hibiscus, leaves and a bouquet wrapper, won the judges’ heart, bringing home cash prizes worth RM3,500 as he managed to secure first prize (RM2,000) and second place (RM1,000). ***
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