By Aneesah Ishak & Maryam Nasir
GOMBAK, 19 August 2020: The IIUM Convocation Award Ceremony for AbdulHamid AbuSulayman Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (AHAS KIRKHS) excellent graduates was held at the Banquet Hall, Muhammad Abdul-Rauf Building, yesterday.
The event was held in conjunction with the 36th and 37th IIUM Convocation Ceremony, and the awards were presented by the Dean of AHAS KIRKHS, Professor Dr. Shukran Bin Abd Rahman.
The main awards for IIUM 36th Convocation of the Kulliyyah, Best Student (Academic) and Best Student (Co-curriculum), went to Puteri Mariam Diana Binti Ahmad Mosadik and Syamilah Heng Binti Kamal Koh respectively.
Meanwhile, the other three main awards of the Kulliyyah, namely Best Overall Student, Best Student (Academic), and Best Student (Co-curriculum), went to Muhammad ‘Afif Jazli Bin Samion, Abdul Hakim Bin Suhaimi, and Muhammad Zulhilmi Bin Muhammad, the graduates of the 37th IIUM Convocation.
Professor Dr. Shukran congratulated the parents for supporting their children and the graduates for their excellent achievements throughout their studies.
In his speech, he highlighted that the graduates should embed the mission of AHAS KIRKHS in their life to succeed in matters that are related to this world and hereafter and to maintain the principles that have been taught.
“Graduates should not forget to apply Islamisation in whatever you’ve pursued in life, whether you’re in a Muslim or Non-Muslim country.”
“Remember all the approaches of knowledge that you have learned from us (lecturers). Protect and preserve the knowledge so you can contribute back to our society,” he added.
He hoped the awardees would never forget their roots as IIUM alumni and always keep Islamic ideals in mind, especially during their anticipated difficult career years.
The Best Student Hamka Award recipient, Muhammad Najmi Syahiran bin Mamat, a Communication graduate, said the Award was an honour to him and his family.
“The main thing is that I have made my mom proud because previously, she could not see me graduate in March 2022 as my family was tested positive for Covid-19,” he said.
Najmi who currently works as a sub-editor for Free Malaysia Today (FMT) told IIUMToday that he is doing a Master’s of Art in Journalism in UiTM Shah Alam and is now in his final semester.
“Always trust your heart, most importantly in Allah’s plan. After what you’ve been through, I guarantee that there will be sweet moments in your life,” said Najmi.
Meanwhile, a psychology graduate, Muhammad ‘Afif Jazli bin Samion, expressed his honour in receiving the Best Student Award.
‘Afif, a Human Resource Management Trainee in one multinational consumer goods company, which produces health, hygiene, and nutrition products at Reckitt, advised everyone not to be discouraged by failure nor be blinded by success.
“There is always room for improvement. No matter what the challenges, always keep pushing forward because no matter the results, you will wake up with more experience the next day than the day before,” he added.
The Kulliyah-level prize recipients received certificates of honour and AHAS KIRKHS Best Student trophies.
The list of the award winners from AHAS KIRKHS, from each department, is as follows:
36th IIUM Convocation Award Recipients
Best Student (Academy): Puteri Mariam Diana binti Ahmad Mosadik
Best Student (Co-Curricular): Syamilah Heng binti Kamal Koh
Best Student (Sibawyh Award) in Arabic Language and Literature: Sumaiya Roya
Best Student (Muhamad Iqbal Award) in English Language and Literature: Nurul Izzyana binti Rahmat
Best Student (Hamka Award) in Communication: Muhammad Najmi Syahiran bin Mamat
Best Student (Ibn al-Athir Award) in History and Civilization: Ainnur Hidayah binti Mohammad Fu’ad
Best Student (al-Mawardi Award) in Political Sciences: Ahmad Zikri bin Rosli
Best Student (al Razi Award) in Psychology: Sr. Maheem Qaiser
Best Student (Ibnu Khaldun Award) in Sociology and Anthropology: Nurul Anis Suraiya binti Mohd Yusof
Best Student (al Syafie Award) in Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh: Tengku Ameer Faiqal bin Tengku Ferozdin
Best Student (al Ghazali Award) in Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion: Siti Amirah binti Mohammad Ariff
37th IIUM Convocation Award Recipients
Best Student (Overall): Muhammad ‘Afif Jazli bin Samion
Best Student (Academic): Abdul Hakim bin Suhaimi
Best Student (Co-curricular): Muhammad Zulhilmi bin Muhammad
Best Student (Sibawyh Award) in Arabic Language and Literature:
- Nik Muhammad Najib bin Nik Ab Aziz
- Nur Athirah binti Zaki
- Nur Nuha Alia binti Ngadnan
Best Student (Muhamad Iqbal Award) in English Language and Literature: Khairunnisa Nadiah binti Khairul Azhar
Best Student (Hamka Award) in Communication: Nur Aqilah binti Jalaluddin
Best Student (Ibn al-Athir Award) in History and Civilization: Shameem Rumaisaa binti Wan Suhaimi
Best Student (al Mawardi Award) in Political Sciences: Noraliah Faizah binti Kamarozaman
Best Student (al Razi Award) in Psychology: Ayesha Sultana
Best Student (Ibnu Khaldun Award) in Sociology and Anthropology: Noor Habibie binti Rosli
Best Student (al Syafie) in Fiqh and Usul al-Fiqh: Nurul Amirah binti Ahmad Anuar
Best Student (al Tabari Award) in Qur’an and Sunnah Studies: Nur Ilham binti Ahamed Kameel
Best Student (al Ghazali Award) in Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion: Muhammad Hasnan Hakim bin Ahmad Sabri