Saturday, January 18, 2014

Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM)

About Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM)

The International Islamic University Malaysia (Arabic: الجامعة الإسلامية العالمية بماليزيا‎; Malay: Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia), also known as IIUM or UIAM, is one of the Public Institutions of Higher Education (PIHE) in Malaysia. Its main campus is located in Gombak, Selangor with its Centre for Foundation Studies situated in Petaling Jaya and its medical-centric branch in Kuantan, Pahang. The university is sponsored by eight governments from the Organisation of the Islamic Conference (OIC). It is distinct from the International Islamic University Islamabad, Pakistan and International Islamic University in Chittagong, Bangladesh.

The university was established in 23 May 1983, founded on Islamic principles.[1] Islamic values are inculcated into all disciplines. The university offers bachelor, master's degree and PhD courses at its 13 faculties, also known as kulliyyah.

Since 1987, there have been 60,785 graduates and postgraduates who have successfully completed their studies at the IIUM. Out of this, 53,241 were from Malaysia while 7,530 were International students.
The philosophy of the University was inspired by the recommendations of the first World Conference on Muslim Education held in Mecca in A.H. 1398/ A.D 1977. The spirit of this philosophy is based on the Holy Qur'an, in particular the five verses revealed to the Prophet Muhammad S.A.W., namely Al-Alaq, verses 1-5 :
  • Read! In the name of the thy Lord and Cherisher, Who created
  • Created man, out of a leech-like clot :
  • Read! And thy Lord is Most Bountiful
  • He Who taught (the use of) the Pen
  • Taught man that which he knew not
According to this philosophy, knowledge shall be propagated in the spirit of Tawhid, leading towards the recognition of Allah as the Absolute Creator and Master of mankind.
The spirit behind this recognition of Allah as the Lord of the World (Rabbal-Alamin) represents the apex in the hierarchy of knowledge. Thus, all disciplines of knowledge should lead towards subservience of this truth.
This is because knowledge is a form of trust (amanah) from Allah to man, and hence man should utilize knowledge according to Allah's will in performing his role as the servant and vicegerent (khalifah) of Allah on earth.
In this way, the seeking of knowledge is regarded as an act of worship.

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Centre for Foundation Studies
International Islamic University Malaysia
Jalan Universiti
46350 Petaling Jaya
Selangor Darul Ehsan, Malaysia

Phone (+603)-79462400
Fax: (+603)-79571006 / 79555485 / 70540319
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GPS Coordinates: N 03° 07.151' E 101° 38.320'

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