Message from the Dean
بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
MESSAGE FROM THE DEAN
الحمد لله رب العالمين، والصلاة والسلام على سيد الأنبياء والمرسلين، حبيبنا وشفيعنا وقدوتنا وقائدنا محمد المبعوث رحمة للعالمين، وعلى آله وأصحابه ومن تبعهم بإحسان إلى يوم الدين.
السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته
I welcome KIRKHS students, members of staff, alumni and other visitors to this website. I have been with International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) since 1991, and it is my immense pleasure to serve the University’s largest faculty, the Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (KIRKHS), as its Dean. KIRKHS started its academic life in 1990 and became the University’s third faculty after the Kulliyyah of Laws (now named Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws) and the Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences.
I recognize the devotion and sincere efforts of previous Deans and other administrators of KIRKHS over the decades and have huge respect for their rich contributions to making the Kulliyyah what it is today. Driven by the vision of Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI), under my leadership our affairs are largely guided by the motto of “Acculturating itqan (striving for perfection), ikhlas (sincerity and purity of intention) and excellence in performance.” In view of this goal statement, I feel the need to bring about paradigm shifts in the process of cultivating a new work culture and galvanizing our commitment and effort to maintain high standards of ethical and professional conduct.
To make necessary changes by the process of acculturation, the KIRKHS community may need to unlearn some outdated processes and behaviours and learn new skills and capabilities essential to achieve a broad range of our shared objectives. In some cases, we may have to move from “Business as Usual” to “Business Unusual” to establish a Total Quality Management (TQM) culture. It is necessary to review existing practices in order to take drastic but strategically well-planned measures as well as to provide students with an integrated curriculum and learning environment achievable through outcome based education (OBE) and enhanced by new learning tools and technologies.
KIRKHS subscribes to the value-based, coherent and holistic quality management approach, which focuses especially on delivery, accountability, transparency, and outcomes. Inspired by IIUM’s vision and mission, KIRKHS works as a team with the whole University and commits to transforming the service delivery across the Kulliyyah in accordance with the University’s aspiration for comprehensive excellence.
Within the KIRKHS community, we try to foster a positive and nurturing social interaction and work with each other as a team to achieve our goals. It is my hope that as we continue to flourish and develop as a Kulliyyah, we also strive towards achieving the best for our students, staff and the wider community.
PROF. DR. RAHMAH BT. AHMAD H. OSMAN
KULLIYYAH OF ISLAMIC REVEALED KNOWLEDGE AND HUMAN SCIENCES