HRH opens UNISSA Convo Fair

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HIS Royal Highness Prince (Dr) Hj Al-Muhtadee Billah, the Crown Prince and Senior Minister at the Prime Minister’s Office, in his capacity as Pro Chancellor of Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA), launched the institute’s third _Mahrajan Hafl al-Takharruj _or Convocation Fair, marking the beginning of its graduation week.

A total of 131 students are expected to graduate from UNISSA next week.

Themed ‘Pemantapan Iman Menjulang Ketaqwaan’ or ‘Strengthening Faith in Upholding Piety’, the convocation fair focuses on strengthening the faith of a Muslim in meeting global challenges, said UNISSA’s Acting Rector Pg Anak Dr Hj Amiruddin Alam Shah Pg Anak Hj Ismail.

A strong faith will educate one’s soul towards becoming an ideal Muslim, he added.

A number of activities will take place during the fair such as a Khatam Al-Quran for UNISSA graduates today, ‘Habibi Rasulullah Sallalahu ‘Alaihi Wassalam’ forum on Monday and a moot court demonstration from October 26-29.

The fair commenced with an exhibition along with performances at the varsity’s campus which gave His Royal Highness the chance to meet academic staff and students.

The Pro-Chancellor first visited a calligraphy showcase and demonstration by students.

His Royal Highness then participated in the calligraphy demonstration by writing the first verse of Surah Al-Fath which is the 48th surah in Al-Quran.

A pesambah in the form of a calligraphic canvas painting using the square kufic script for His Royal Highness’ name in Jawi was then handed over by Ustaz Wan Habib Wan Ibrahim, writer and designer of UNISSA’s mushaf.

The Crown Prince also visited the demonstration of ‘Mari Belajar Bahasa Quran’ — a Quranic language course designed by the Centre for Promotion of Knowledge and Language Learning — aimed at helping the community understand Al-Quran, as well as communicate in Arabic.

The showcase also featured UNISSA’s Halal Tech product which was awarded a special mention at the Brunei ICT Awards (BICTA).

The Halal Tech product allows users to view details about halal products, as well as the authenticity of the halal logo displayed on the product packaging.

A photography exhibition was also held at the convocation fair.

Second-year double degree law students from the university also put up a moot court demonstration for His Royal Highness, which they utilised as a platform to practice, conduct research, and make submissions on law-related issues.

His Royal Highness also watched a performance by the UNISSA silat club which included a mixture of the kuntau and _cekak _martial arts. The performance symbolised various meanings such as the safeguarding of religion and the nation. HRH also witnessed cadets from the UNISSA Royal Brunei Armed Forces conducting a drill on protecting the country.

The Brunei Times