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Two Lecturers of FIAI Joined PINBA and IMLA in Malang

21 November 2015

MALANG - From Thursday to Sunday, 12-14 Dzulqa’dah 1436 H / August 27th-29th , 2015, two professors of the Faculty of Islamic Studies (FIAI) UII joined two major events at the State Islamic University (UIN) Maulana Malik Ibrahim, Malang.

Those activities were, firstly, the International Scientific Meeting Arabic (PINBA) for the 9th or al-Multaqa al-’Ilmi al-’Alami al-Tasi ’li al-lughah al-’Arabiyyah. Second, the National Congress of the Association of Teachers of Arabic in Indonesia for the 5th or al-Mu’tamar li al-Khamis al-Ittihad al-lughah Mudarrisi al-’Arabiyyah bi Indonesia (IMLA).

A big theme in these two big celebrations was al-lughah al-’Arabiyyah Asasu al-Tsaqafah al-Insaniyyah (Arabic as a Principle of Human Culture). The event was opened by the Minister of Religious Affairs, Lukman Hakim Saifuddin and some speeches were also delivered bythe Rector of UIN, Maliki Prof. Dr. Mujaba Raharjo and IMLA Chairman, Prof. Dr. Taufiq Ahmad Dardiri.

The event was attended by the Ambassador of Saudi Arabia to Indonesia Mustafa Ibrahim al-Sayyid al-Mubarak and some rectors of some universities of Middle East and Africa. In addition, there were 600 participants of the Arabic language experts from Indonesia, Malaysia, Brunei, Thailand, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, Oman, Iran, Pakistan, Egypt, Libya, Al-Jazair, Morocco, and Sudan.

The conference was impassioned which was about the urgency of the Arabic language in reinforcing the building of Islamic science and Arabic as the language of unity for Muslims in the world. In fact, it was not only to bring the Arabic language in the realm of learning but it was alsoto bring Arabic into the realm of civilization.

"The 9th of PINBA and the 5th of Congress IMLA within the implementation could be a success. It could be seen on how readiness of IMLA board and the local organizing committee in supporting the UIN Maliki PINBA and IMLA run well in three days. Moreover, it also included the alertness of the committee in providing services to all participants of the congress, "said Dr. Supriyanto H. Sand, M.Ag.

 "I am a member of IMLA since 1988,  precisely on the first time the conference was held at the University of Muhammadiyah Malang (UMM). Furthermore, I am in a relationship of cooperation with Saudi Arabia’s embassy attache and receive lecturers’ help to teach courses in Arabic and Islamic sciences from 2003 to 2012, "said Drs. H. Sharif Zubaidah, M.Ag.

The positive result of the cooperative relationship wasthat in 2005 Propagation Center and Human Services (PDPM) was built in FIAI. By joining the event, Drs. H. Sharif Zubaidah, M.Ag., and Dr. Supriyanto H. Sand, M.Ag., entitled to a certificate as a lecturer of Arabic language courses as well as an assessor for Arabic lecturers.