NILAI, August 13, 2019 – Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) community today held the communal 1440H Qurban and Aqiqah programme, organised by USIM Islamic Centre at Tuanku Muhriz Islamic Complex.

Director of Islamic Centre, Ustaz Mohammad Aizuddin Abdul Aziz said the programme, which started as early as 7.30 with the slaughtering activities, went smoothly and has achieved its goal.

“This year, a total of seven cows were sacrificed, and the Islamic Centre identified three groups of recipients for the distribution: 1/3 to the participants and 1/3 to USIM asnaf according to the list of recipients in USIM’s Centre for Awqaf and Zakat records,” he said.

He also shared the moral (ibrah) that in religious shariah, there is no other requirement to worshipping except to draw oneself closer to Allah.

“We see the sacrificial worship celebrated by society today is more lively, open and joyful, but we should remember that the worship is performed not only for own pleasure but to earn Allah’s pleasure which brings great rewards,” he said.

For the Faculty of Quranic and Sunnah Studies lecturer, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Khairul Anuar Mohamad who joined the programme, he saw a change in the work process which is more orderly this year when the slaughtering was completed at 9 a.m.

“I see more involvements from the staff and students this year, which shows close cooperation, and the presence of the Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Student Affairs and Alumni), Associate Professor Dr Mohd Rushdan Mohd Jailani indirectly motivated all the participants to make this program a success,” he said.

Meanwhile, Muhammad Danial Akmal Bin Hamdan, a 2nd-year student who is also the MPP 2018/2019 Secretary-General, shared his first experience of joining the sacrificial worship at USIM as interesting because he gets to know other lecturers and experience the sacrificial worship atmosphere.

“Such a programme strengthens the relationships within the USIM community, and it has been a joyful experience. Through this programme, I can see the right way of slaughtering, jointing, weighing and distributing. To me, this programme should be continued to foster the spirit of mahabbah and unity within the campus. This is the kind of atmosphere that we want because the knowledge gained in lectures can be applied through this experience,” he said.

The Qurban and Aqiqah programme, which is held almost every year, is always well received by staff and students. The programme is carried out as a communal effort involving meat jointing and distributing activities, followed by preparing the main meal of beef bone broth (sup tulang) for a lunch feast for approximately 1,500 staff and students.

Prepared by:
Syazlyna Jamil
Pusat Komunikasi Strategik (StraComm)
Aras 1, Canselori Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM)
71800 Nilai, Negeri Sembilan