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University Sains Islam Malaysia

Background

Our History

The establishment of the USIM started 10 years ago in which the discussion on the establishment of wholly state-owned Islamic University was held on 25 September 1996. Among those attending the discussion were YAB Dato ‘Seri Mohd Najib Tun Razak, as the Minister of Education at that time; Board of Directors. Tan Sri Dato ‘Dr. Abdul Hamid Othman, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department in charge of matters related to Islam, Tan Sri Datuk Dr Wan Zahid Mohd. Noordin, Director General of Education; Board of Directors. Prof. Dato ‘Dr Mohd Sham Mohd. Sani, Vice-Chancellor of SMEs; Board of Directors. Prof. Datuk Dr. Anuar Ali Director of Higher Education at the Ministry of Education; and Executive Director. Prof. Dato ‘Dr. Abdul Shukor Hj. Husin, Dean of the Faculty of Islamic Studies at UKM at that time. The caliber individuals have contributed a variety of ideas, suggestions and concepts that are so momentous that the establishment KUIM becomes reality. On June 11, 1997, the Cabinet approved the establishment of KUIM and its establishment has been gazetted on March 13, 1998.

To further enhance the image KUIM internationally, KUIM been converted into Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) on 1 February 2007. Now USIM continue to drive success in the areas of teaching, research and writing. Campus Development continues to give comfort to the students and faculty to go further especially the core areas of Islamic studies.

Objectives

Vision

Integrating Naqli (revealed) and Aqli (human) knowledge to transform and create value for country, ummah and humanity.

Mission

Committed to be an advanced knowledge institution based on Islamic Studies, and to spearhead new knowledge using cutting edge technologies to produce innovations, which can transform the country, the ummah and humanity.

Philosophy

Integrating Naqli (revealed) and Aqli (human) knowledge to transform and create value for country, ummah and humanity.

Motto

Knowledgeable, Disciplined and Devout

Objectives

  1. To advocate and channel Islamic Education into the mainstream of National Education.
  2. To enculturate the cohesion between theory and practice within every graduate.
  3. To produce Muslim scholars with integrated education, capable of leading a multicultural society and have high potential to spearhead national development.
  4. To explore and revive outstanding Islamic scholarship tradition appropriate to the environment and current technologies.
  5. To supply human resource who firmly embrace Islamic values and are capable to interact and communicate effectively in society.

Background

Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) is an emerging Islamic university which is fully owned and funded by the Malaysian Government. Being the 12th Public Institution of Higher learning, it aims to spearhead knowledge and be the global reference centre for Islamic Science.

USIM adopts a balanced approach between the physical and spiritual aspects, not only in the academic programmes offered, but is also widely practised throughout the university including administration and management levels. Against this backdrop, USIM embraces a holistic approach towards the delivery of knowledge, which unites revelational sciences (Naqli knowledge) and the rational sciences (Aqli knowledge).

USIM thus offers a unique model to Islamic Higher Education setting it apart from other Islamic universities worldwide. The integration of religious sciences together with the social and physical sciences in all its programmes provides a comprehensive understanding of current global problems and offers a fresh alternative in solving them.