Message from Mahallah’s Principal

Assalammualaikum WRT WBH

Greetings and welcome to all new students, and welcome back all returning residents to IIUM Gombak & Mahallah Safiyyah.

This year looks to be a year full of challenges and adaptation to new norms. At Mahallah Safiyyah, we mirror your excitement in your educational journey of discovery. Whatever your status is – returning or new, we hope you find unlimited opportunities in your enjoyment of campus life through a variety of learning engagements together with your Mahallah sisters here in Safiyyah. Together we should be able to move forward as expected of us, the Muslim ummah.

Dearest sisters, let us together be reminded to always be respectful, and in so doing, at all times observe amanah  and ihsan towards one another. These core values Insyaallah will pave the way for a more sustainable living and learning environment for us all where we can all pursue our dreams to the best of our ability and potential.

Let us all make dua that in time, we will be able to achieve a significantly more balanced, comprehensive and holistic existence in achieving success intellectually and spiritually.

Madam Nor Hasni Yaakob
Principal of Mahallah Safiyyah


Mahallah Safiyyah is one of 17 Mahallah located within the IIUM Gombak Campus. Mahallah Safiyyah was officially launched in November 2001 with only four blocks in operation. By 2003, another five blocks were opened. Altogether, Mahallah Safiyyah comprises of ten blocks (10) including the Central Facilities Building (CF).
Safiyyah bint ‘Abdul Muttalib & Safiyyah bint Huyay ibn Akhtab, origin of Mahallah’s name.
There are two prominent ‘Safiyyah” in Prophet Muhammad S.A.W. life, “Safiyyah binti Abdul Muttalib’’ was a companion and aunt of the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) while “Safiyah bint Huyay ibn Akhtab”was one of the wives of the Islamic Prophet Muhammad. She was, along with all other wives of Muhammad, titled Umm-ul-Mu’mineen or the “Mother of Believers”.
Safiyyah binti Abdul Muttalib
A resolute and fearless woman. The first woman to kill a polytheist fighting in the path of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala. She gave birth to and raised the first person to unsheathe his sword for the sake of Allah subhanahu wa ta ‘ala, Zubair ibn al ‘Awwam radiya Llahu ‘anhu. A blessed woman of strong character, Safiyyah bint ‘Abdul Muttalib al Hashimiyyah al Qurashiyyah radiya Llahu ‘anha. The paternal aunt of Rasulullah S.A.W and the full sister of Hamzah ibn ‘Abdul Muttalib radiya Llahu ‘anhu. The only aunt of the Prophet salla Llahu ‘alayhi wa sallam who embraced Islam and migrated to MadinahTruly Safiyyah is a unique example for the Muslim woman. True to herself, resolute, brave, intelligent, and fearless. No amount of difficulties would shake her resolve.
Safiyah bint Huyay ibn Akhtab
As the wife of the Prophet (peace be upon him), Safiyah played an important role in the personal life of the Prophet (sallallahu ‘alyhi wa sallam) and in the course of his calling people to IslaamShe was a woman of outstanding qualities, from a noble lineage, and the beauty which her family was famed for had reached its pinnacle in her features. It was this beauty that kindled the sentiments of possessiveness in the other wives of Rasulullah S.A.W.

Awards & Achievements

Humility Day 2018
1st Place “Mahallah Toilet Cleanliness & Caring Campaign”
IIUM Sport Carnival (ISC) 2019
Best Marching Contingent
Takrim 2020
Financial Sustainability Award (Mahallah)

Flagship 2019

Upcoming Event

Mahallah Safiyyah Moment to Remember | October 2020
Mahabbah Visit & Ice-cream Session | October 2020
Grooming and etiquette | October 2020
Energy Saving | November 2020
Educare 2.0 | November 2020
Bowling Tournament | November 2020
Fiqh for Women | November 2020
Mahallah Safiyyah Family Day| December 2020
Annual Grand Dinner | December 2020