Date: October 9, 2023

By Muhammad Farhan Mahmud

Location: Auditorium of Library & Kulliyyah of Nursing, IIUM Kuantan, Malaysia

In a spirit of camaraderie and collective learning, the Department of Basic Medical Sciences for Nursing (BMSN), Kulliyyah of Nursing, led by Asst. Prof. Dr. Azmir Ahmad, orchestrated the KON Ibadah Camp 2023. This enriching event brought together all academic and administrative staff of Kulliyyah of Nursing and was held at the esteemed Auditorium, Library IIUM Kuantan and Kulliyyah of Nursing building, on the 5th and 6th of October 2023. The camp revolved around the theme of “Brotherhood and Unity in Islam.”

The camp was a testament to the commitment of the KON Community in fostering a holistic education that goes beyond the conventional classroom setting. The carefully curated activities and talks aimed to imbue attendees with a deeper understanding of their faith and the importance of unity within the Muslim ummah.

The event featured a series of insightful talks on a range of significant topics. “Tajwid and Tafsir” by Ustaz Kamarulzaman Seman from CELPAD delved into the finer nuances of Quranic recitation and interpretation, providing attendees with a richer connection to the holy text. “Understanding the Fundamentals of Ahlusnnal Wal Jama’ah against Deviant Teachings and Different Mazhab in Fiqh” delivered by br. Abdul Rahman Al-Azmi from SASMEC @IIUM; elucidated crucial concepts within Sunni Islam, equipping participants with a solid foundation in orthodox Islamic thought.

In this event, Dr. Mohd Yusof Mohamad from the Kulliyyah of Allied Health Sciences (KAHS) also delivered his talk entitled “How To Strengthen Islamic Brotherhood and Achieve Ummatic Unity” addressed the pressing need for unity among Muslims, providing practical strategies for fostering stronger bonds within the community. before they called it a day on the first day of the event, Dr. Muhamad Ashraf Rostam, also from KAHS had presented his speech on the “Teamwork and Altruistic Behavior” which highlighted the importance of collaboration and selflessness in achieving collective goals.

Beyond intellectual nourishment, the camp also emphasized the value of physical and environmental well-being. A gotong royong session held on the second day of the camp brought participants together to tidy up and clean the KON building and its surroundings. This act of communal service not only fostered a sense of responsibility towards the environment but also reinforced the message of unity in action.

KON Ibadah Camp 2023 was a resounding success, thanks to the meticulous planning and dedication of the BMSN department and dedication from all staffs of Kulliyyah of Nursing. The camp not only provided valuable insights into various aspects of Islam but also served as a platform for attendees to forge lasting bonds and strengthen their sense of community. The collective efforts during the gotong royong session further underscored the importance of active participation in the betterment of the environment and society at large.