In cooperation with the National Scientific Council for Arabic Language-Sudan, the Faculty of Arabic Language at the University of the Holy Quran and Islamic Sciences organized a ceremony honoring outstanding students in Arabic language in the 2017 Sudan Secondary School certificate examinations.

 

  The ceremony held on Wednesday at Ashuhadda Hall at the University was attended by Prof. Ahmed Saeed Salman, the Vice Chancellor of the University, Prof. Mustafa Ahmed Al-Faki Secretary General of the National Scientific Council for Arabic Language, Prof. Daf Allah Al Turabi, Chairman of Higher Academy for Arabicization, Prof. Hassan Bashir, the former Chairman of  Arabic Language Academy, Dr. Sideeq Mustafa, the Secretary General of  Arabic Language Academy, representatives of Sudanese universities, Dr. Abd Al-Moniem Asheikh, Dean of the Faculty of Arabic Language, teaching staff members and heads of departments at the Faculty.

 

  Professor Ahmed Saeed Salman emphasized the uniqueness of Arabic language over other languages, indicating that Allah Almighty has honored it by being a vessel of the Holy Qur'an and has intended its superiority. His Excellency, Prof Salman congratulated the students on the great success they achieved in Arabic language as he described the event as an encouragement for students and for those who strive to learn Arabic language.

 

  In the same context, Prof. Mustafa Mohamed Al-Faki, Secretary-General of the National Council for Arabic Language, said: "These students are honored because they have mastered their mother-tongue language." and that education is the foundation for advancement, describing Arabic language as the core of identity, a unifying factor as well as a pillar of its heritage. He added that 'if a nation loses its language, then it will lose its culture and identity'.

 

On their part, the students and their parents expressed their thanks and appreciation to the Faculty of Arabic Language at the University of the Holy Quran and Islamic Sciences and the National Scientific Council for Arabic Language for the distinguished honoring event that aimed at encouraging students to excel at Arabic language.