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Graduation 2017, Class of 2016

Graduation 2017 for the Class of 2016 took place on Friday, 31 March 2017 at the Centre for the Book. The Keynote Address was delivered by former Ambassador, Dr Ebrahim Rasool.

Dignitaries such as the Indonesian Consulate General Kundal and religious adviser to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in France Jean-Christophe Peaucelle attended the ceremony.

The Lifetime Achievement Award was presented to Dr Hoosain Ebrahim by Prof Ebrahim Arnold. Dr Hoosain Ebrahim was born March 1, 1942 in District Six. He attended Shaykh Joseph Moslem School, better known as Salie Dollie. Thereafter he attended Ashley Street Primary School, better known as George Golding after which he attended Roggebaai High School. He attained his BA and BA Hons at Unisa. He received his Masters at the University of Durban-Westville and D. Phil at the University of KwaZulu Natal.

He has over thirty years organisational and teaching experience and taught at the Islamic College of South Africa (ICOSA), The Institute of Islamic Shariah Studies, Jam-Iya-Tus-Sabr Madrasah and Adult classes, at the University of Western Cape, and International Peace College South Africa. His publications: “Shaykh Ismail Hanif: His Life and Works”, “The Cape Hajj Tradition: Past and Present”, “Shaykh Muhammad Salie Dien: A Leader of Distinction”, and several articles have been published in the ICOSA and IPSA journals and various other publications in the Muslim Views, Cape Argus and Cape Times.

Of the 36 HCIS graduates, 29 were female, and 7 were male. Of the 7 BA graduates, 5 were female, and two were male.

“Studying at IPSA has been a truly enlightening experience. It has enhanced my understanding of the Deen and enriched the way I live and practice Islam. I would recommend IPSA to anyone who wishes to connect with Allah (SWT) with understanding and an increased sense of sincerity to toward Him. IPSA’s ethos cultivates respect, unity within diversity and living Islam according to the middle-way.”

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