UNISSA hosts special talk by Islamic University of Maldives Chancellor
| Azlan Othman |
THE Chancellor of Islamic University of Maldives (IUM), Dr Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed who is a former Minister of Religious Affairs of Maldives, delivered a special talk in Arabic titled ‘Islamic identity in the Republic of Maldives’ during a recent visit to Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA).
Dr Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed’s visit and lecture were among the events held to enliven the recent 6th Convocation of UNISSA which also received delegations from institutions of higher learning from abroad such as Egyptian University of Islamic Culture ‘Nur-Mubarak’, Kazakhstan; Islamic University of Gaza, Palestine; Darul Huda Islamic University, Kerala; the State Islamic University (UIN) of Raden Fatah Palembang, IAIN Sultan Maulana Hasanuddin Banten, Indonesia, and Kolej Universiti Islam Melaka (KUIM).
Dr Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed’s lecture centred on the history and development of Islam in the Maldives and the role of Islamic University of Maldives in fostering the propagation of Islam and Islamic education.
He also touched on a number of opportunities for cooperation that IUM and UNISSA could take advantage of under a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which was signed on October 22, 2016 in conjunction with a reception to mark UNISSA’s 6th Convocation.
Dr Mohamed Shaheem Ali Saeed, Chancellor of Islamic University of Maldives delivering his lecture.
Among the lecturers and students attending the lecture.
He said the cooperation could be carried out through activities such as research, seminars and workshops.