International Journal of Business and Social Science

ISSN 2219-1933 (Print), 2219-6021 (Online) DOI: 10.30845/ijbss

History and Formation of Arabic and Islamic Institutions in Terengganu: A Special Reference to Sultan Zainalabid in Religious College (KUSZA)
Lazim Omar, Nooraihan Ali, SofyuddinYusof, Nashaat Abdelaiz Baioumy, Ahmad Zubaidi A. Latif

This paper discusses the history and formation of Islamic institutions in Terengganu Malaysia in particular, Sultan Zainal Abidin Religious College or KUSZA. The study was so important since the contribution of early religious schools led to the establishment of a well-known Islamic institution, KUSZA and Unisza in 2007. Using content analysis and review of secondary data, the study found that those early institutions have had a great contribution for the rapid development of Arabic and Islamic education in the State of Terengganu, Malaysia. KUSZA later, transformed into a new public university under the Ministry of Higher Institution known as Universiti Sultan ZainalAbidin or Unisza. Since then, syllabus and courses related to Islamic and Arabic teachings went through several development and evolution for the sake of students’ needs and current requirements for the modern standards.

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