BY: HAFIZAN TAIB
SHAH ALAM, DEC 1: The State Government is committed to establish more Maahad Intergrasi Tahfiz Selangor (MITS) in the state for the advancement of Islamic education and to produce more professional huffaz (one who has completely memorised the Quran).
Dato’ Menteri Besar, Dato’ Seri Mohamed Azmin Ali said that since the establishment of two MITS, Selangor has successfully produced 660 young huffaz who have not only memorised the Quran, but have also excelled academically.
“The State Government wishes to establish more MITS as a model for tahfiz (memorising the Quran) education. We have also agreed to add more permanent and contract teachers to ensure smoothness and conduciveness in both teaching and learning processes,” he said.
He was speaking at the fourth Majlis Graduasi Qurra’ Maahad Intergrasi Tahfiz Selangor 2016, which was also attended by Islamic Religious Exco Dato’ Dr Ahmad Yunus Hairi, Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) Director Dato’ Haris Kasim, and Selangor Islamic Religious Council Secretary Dato’ Baktiar Hussin, here, on November 30.
Mohamed Azmin said that based on JAIS records, majority of MITS graduates received offers for various professional studies from many institutes of higher education.
Therefore, he said that the State Government would like to propose that MITS graduates, who have earned their bachelor’s degree, take the opportunity to enrol in the ‘Selangor Business School’ programme which will begin in September 2017.
“I am thankful that Selangor is thorough in producing more professional huffaz who can master the Quran in a comprehensive manner.
“The State Government made a paradigm shift in tahfiz education by not only focusing on the study of Quran, but integrating it with the study of science and technology which is in accordance with the Islamic epistemology, “he said.
As a tribute to all graduates, he announced that the State Government will be giving them an incentive of RM1,000 each, while four of the best students will each receive RM3,000.
During the ceremony, he also presented certificates to 102 huffaz, including four best students who are Luqman Al Hakim Abdul Jabar and Nur Fatimah Aimiros from MITS Kuala Langat, and Muhammad Rujhan Mohd Subari and Naiemah Mohamad (MITS Klang).
More MITS for Islamic education development
BY: HAFIZAN TAIB