By Hakim Mahari and Iylia Marsya Iskandar
GOMBAK, 7 October 2019: Six out of twelve contestants will be competing in the final stage of the fourth installation of Pentas Dakwah 4.0 to grab the ultimate title.
Organised by the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL), the preliminary and semi-final stage took place at Presentation Lab B (KENMS) last Saturday (5 October).
In an interview with IIUMToday, the programme manager of Pentas Dakwah 4.0, Yasser Yasin, stated that a unique concept was brought in during this installation.
“We invited other universities such as Universiti Teknologi MARA (UITM) and Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) to make it an inter-varsity competition as it provides a platform for students to enhance their talents as preachers,” Yasser said.
Among the finalists of Pentas Dakwah 4.0 is Nurul Balqis Dania Binti Ahmad Shahaili, a student of Bachelor in Civil Law from UiTM.
Being the only female finalist, Balqis stressed that it is a duty for every humankind to carry Islam and convey the wisdom that Islam holds.
“I also want to prove that all students in all courses can also perform the da’wah and it is not only the duty of students who are taking Islamic courses from Islamic universities.”
Balqis will share the stage with Shauqi Shakir Bin Mohd Shukri, Abdul Hakim Bin Suhaimi, Mohamad Hafiz Bin Mohd Zaki, Khairul Aizat Bin Yusof and Ahmad Ahnaf Bin Zaimi.
The final of Pentas Dakwah 4.0 is expected to be held on 9 October at Moot Court, AIKOL at 8.00 p.m.
The finalists are expected to deliver their tazkirah within seven minutes under the theme “da’wah out of the box” and “spirit of unity.”
Vice President of Harmoni Club IIUM, Ammar Hasbullah, one of the judges in the semi-final round said, “It would be interesting if the finalists preached in the point of view of both western and Islamic ideologies.”
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