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Embracing the ship metaphor

Hasan, Md. Mahmudul (2021) Embracing the ship metaphor. The Star, Malaysia, 10 November 2021.

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University communities have an obligation to guide the wider society towards honesty, fairness and morality in both direct and indirect ways. Otherwise, evils in society will creep in and eventually destroy the moral fabric of universities as well as the nation. If people on the upper deck neglect this moral/educational/religious responsibility, they will be complicit in the collective failure to establish justice and peace, and to maintain harmony and order in society. Therefore, universities must train students in such a way that they would be equipped with the right skill sets, and mindsets to lead their communities to holistic welfare – often denoted by the Malay word sejahtera. In order to materialise this, a university needs to be an example of excellence and best practices. I believe universities around the world should transcend religious and ideological differences and embrace the ship metaphor and ship hadith. If they can produce competent, responsible, and morally upright graduates, all of us can dream of a better world free of oppression and injustices.

Item Type: Article (Newspaper)
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
L Education > LG Individual institutions (Asia. Africa)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of English Language & Literature
Depositing User: Dr. Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Date Deposited: 10 Nov 2021 14:28
Last Modified: 10 Nov 2021 14:28
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/93636

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