Zakat contribution for students


Syed Mashafuddin, Prof Mohd Shukri, Musa and Rosli, during the cheque handover from Affin Islamic Bank to Yayasan MSU.

IN the spirit of Hari Raya, Affin Islamic Bank Berhad has made a zakat (tithe) contribution of RM200,000 to Management and Science University (MSU).

Of the total contribution made, RM150,000 is zakat for duit raya and RM50,000 is for Yaysan MSU’s Global Humanity Fund. As part of the donations, Affin Islamic Bank distributed zakat to 300 students across eight faculties and schools, in tandem with MSU’s Ihya Ramadan 2024.

Of the 300 recipients of zakat duit raya from the bank, 77 were from the School of Education and Social Sciences, 76 from the Faculty of Business Management and Professional Studies, 66 from the Faculty of Information Sciences and Technology, 43 from the School of Hospitality and Creative Arts, 15 from the International Medical School, 11 from the Faculty of Health and Life Sciences and the School of Pharmacy, and one from the Graduate School of Management.

Officiating the ceremony was MSU president Prof Tan Sri Dr Mohd Shukri Ab Yajid, in the presence of Affin Bank chairman Musa Abdul Malek, Affin Islamic Bank chief executive officer Datuk Syed Mashafuddin Syed Badarudin, MSU vice-chancellor Prof Datuk Seri Dr Junainah Abd Hamid, MSU senior vice-president of endowment and communication Datuk Rosli Yusof, as well as MSU’s and Affin Islamic Bank’s senior management team.

“My deepest gratitude to Affin Islamic Bank Berhad for their constant and unwavering support of students at MSU,” said Prof Mohd Shukri.

Affin Islamic Bank distributed zakat to 300 students across eight faculties and schools in tandem with MSU's Ihya Ramadan 2024.Affin Islamic Bank distributed zakat to 300 students across eight faculties and schools in tandem with MSU's Ihya Ramadan 2024.

“Their commitment to fostering a culture of philanthropy, embodied by the ‘Giving and Grateful’ campus culture, is truly commendable and transcends beyond racial and ethnic boundaries. We are particularly grateful for their dedication to Tabung Amanah Zakat MSU.”

MSU stands out for its strong network of industry partnerships, with over 2,000 collaborations adopting an industry- embedded learning experience.

This collective strength is demonstrated by their successful partnership with Affin Islamic Bank Berhad, which has flourished for over two decades.

“We are now embracing a non-linear economy, ensuring that our products are secularised and serve multiple purposes to address diverse needs. As Aidilfitri approaches, we aim to alleviate the loads faced by students,” said Affin Bank chairman Musa Abdul Malek.

“In today’s digital revolution, profound knowledge can elevate students to greater heights. I also recommend students enhance their communication skills, both in writing and speaking.

“This university provides the perfect platform and opportunity to hone these skills. Engage in various social activities and strive to improve – this will propel you further and higher.”

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