Core Values (5As)
Adab refers to the nurturing of learning excellence and humility in upholding dignity and preserving humanity. This is derived from the word ‘ta’dib’ which means education. It is said that a person of high Adab is also a person of high education and knowledge. Adab embodies the attainment of the ‘insan kamil’ or the perfect human beings. With Adab, the person must have achieved the other 4As below.
Akhlaq is the inculcation of moral virtues, internalisation of fine characters and being compassionate. A scholar’s code of behaviour should resemble the high Adab that she/he carries and the morals compass all actions.
Aqidah is the instillation of faith and spiritual-based life of excellence. A person with strong Aqidah is a well-disciplined person who understands her / his purpose in this life and hereafter.
Amanah means to always be truthful and honest, having integrity in all our actions and intentions. This is a key principle that governs every aspect of the University.
Amalan refers to the regeneration of tradition, and being innovative and focused to generate new generation. In every intention, there must be action ( إِنَّمَا الْأَعْمَالُ بِالنِّیَّاتِ ) - It is pointless for us to dream or wish to do something but no action is taken on those good intentions: alas, we will be in a state of atrophy where nothing is done.
The aforementioned 5As core values are reinforced through activities which foster leadership, volunteerism, civic responsibility, mutual cooperation, respect of diversity and human rights. It will also nurture student's resourcefulness in promoting a life of dignity, well-being and success for individuals and societies living in peace and harmony in a sustainable, moral and ethical manner.