PURPOSE: By the end of my speech, you will know the leader who becomes my inspiration because of his leadership style and Islamic knowledge. INTRODUCTION
Assalamualaikum and very good morning to my colleagues. Today, I am very fortunate because I have an opportunity to share with you all about my respected leader. The leader that who become my inspiration is a Chief Minister of Kelantan state, YB Tuan Guru Dato’ Hj Nik Aziz bin Nik Mat.
Tuan Guru Hj Nik Abdul Aziz B. Nik Mat was born in 1931 at Pulau Melaka, a village located about 7 km from Kota Bharu town. His father, the late Tok Guru Haji Nik Mat B. Raja Banjar is a famous Islamic Scholar at that time.
Trans – Tok Guru Nik Aziz’s father really serious about his sons Islamic education and this is one of the factor that contributed to the style of leadership perform by Tok Guru Nik Aziz. He trained all his son and daughter about the Islamic knowledge from early days.
MP 1 – Academic Background
Tok guru Nik Aziz had been sent to learn Islamic knowledge from Tok Khurasan, one of the most famous ‘Guru’ in Kelantan at that time. Later, Tok Guru Nik Aziz continues his study with a few other Islamic Scholar in Kelantan and Jertih, Terengganu with the late Tuan Guru Haji Abbas Haji Ahmad at Madrasah Ittifaqiah.
After 5 years studied at the school, in 1952 Tok Guru Nik Aziz went to India to further his study at the Deoband Darul Ulum in India. The course at Deoband took about 5 years. From India, Tok Guru Nik Aziz continues his Islamic Education at Al-Azhar University in Cairo, Egypt. There, he took the Arabic Language and Islamic Law as main subject After 4 years, this brilliant Tok Guru managed to pass and finish his Bachelor Of Arts and Master of Art in Islamic law. In 1962, Tok Guru Nik Aziz went back to Malaysia. Tok Guru Nik Aziz can speak a few foreign languages such as Arabic, Tamil, Urdu and English.
MP 2 -Working Experience...