Bawaba Al Jamia: A Gate Opened to the Meanings of Knowledge

Bawaba Al Jamia: A Gate Opened to the Meanings of Knowledge

The newly built gateway of Jamia Markaz has been a great symbol in itself. It implies a vast array of meanings concerning different dimensions of what it means to be a true and productive knowledge, dimensions as cultural, social, civilizational and humanistic. The two big pillars on each side built in a form as books have been put one on another; make it clear that any kind of material developments in the universe are the visible outcomes of the deeper knowledge in those specific domains. The history has proved the fact pretty well that civilizations was not born overnight, but collaborative attempts made by scientists, engineers, scholars, doctors, visionaries,professionals and teachers had constituted into the making of it.  We hope that Bawaba has great potential to strike the minds of all those who came into ponder over it, with some crucial things that draws their memories into grave concerns on Islamic intellectual history and a number of great civilizations it gave birth to. In Brief, the underlying theme consists of a significant message on reviving a culture grown on the edifice of true essence of knowledge. A gate without doors genuinely points out to the epistemic openness that Jamia Markaz envisions throughout its academic and other discourses.

The gate sponsored by Padmasree M.A Yusuf Ali Sahab, Chairman and managing director of Lulu Group of Companies and designed by Darvish Abdul Karim, the chief architect at Markaz Knowledge City, has been completely built using steels weighing 35 tonne. It opened on 30th January 2017 by one who sponsored it in the presence of our chancellor Sheikh Abubaker Ahmed. He submitted this venture in memory of his late father Abdul Qader Haji and mother SafiyaHajjuma. A green garden has been set on each of its side. Situated at the forefront of the campus, it garbs the attention of the passengers of national high way 212.