10:00:59 am on September 29, 2006 |
In the early years of the establishment of the International Islamic University Malaysia in 1983, the senate of the University has decided to name all the IIUM residential college (or Mahallah) according to the name of leading Companions of the Holy Prophet Muhammad S.A.W and Muslim mujahidah and syuhada.
Name of the companions like Abu Bakar As-Siddiq, Umar Ibn Khattab al Farouq, Uthman Ibn Affan, Ali Ibn Abi Talib and Bilal Ar-Rabah have been taken and used by the male colleges.
For the female colleges, the university decided to use the name of the wives of the prophet S.A.W. as well as the famous Muslim female mujahidah and syuhada
Mahallah Ali Ibn Abi Talib is the Fifth Male College in IIUM. The college has been honored to be known after the name of the fourth and the last Caliph of Khilafah Ar-Rashidun who was among the great warrior, companion and leader of Islam. He has been given a title “Asadullah” mean the lion of Allah because of his bravery in defending Islam during the time of the Prophet.
IIUM students from various Kulliyyah (Faculty) and from different nation, culture, states and countries has occupied this Mahallah just after its construction completed in 1997. Until today, it receives many Non-Malaysian (International) students as well as Malaysian students every semester to stay in this Mahallah. Mahallah Ali is the most active college in the university by organizing and participating programmes inside and outside the university.