Arabi Week is the oldest Arabic event held by the Arab Literature Department Student Association (HMJ) of Malang State University (UM). The event was first held in 1987. Until now, it has been recorded that 32 years of the event have been held. This activity was held for eight days, namely on (14-21 / 9) using several venues such as the Hall of the Faculty of Letters, the Hall of the Library, D7 Building of the Faculty of Letters, and the Senate Room of the A3 Building. Apart from various kinds of competitions, this Arabi Week also presents a bazaar that sells a variety of foods, accessories, and books.
Taking the theme "Grounding Arabic Language and Literature in the Millennial Era", this event aims to answer the existence of Arabic in the competitive era by appreciating students' love for Arabic, creating a means of sharing, exchanging knowledge, and adding insight into Arabic for learners, teachers, Arabic experts and lovers in Indonesia. In addition, this event also aims as a medium for evaluating the improvement of the quality of Arabic and its teaching in Indonesia. The Chairperson of the Arabi Week said that this year more participants came from 150 agencies in Indonesia with a total of 630 participants with details of 480 participants and 155 officials.
The competition is divided into two categories, namely the category for high school level / equivalent and the general category. Various competitions for general categories include Calligraphy, Albanjari, Ghina
Arabi (singing Arabic, ed.), And Qiraatul Kutub, while competitions for the SMA / MA / equivalent category include Munadharah Ilmiyyah which is a debate competition using Arabic fushah according to the predetermined title, Taqdimul Qishah, Arabic Language Olympiad, Quiz, Arabic Speech (khathabah, ed.), Qira
atul Akhbar, and Qiraatus Syi'ri. In the Arabic language Olympiad competition, participants were given questions about daily conversation, vocabulary, word opposites, word equations, and nahwu sharaf.
On the night of the awarding ceremony, the committee presented many performances, including Albanjari JSA, collaborative dance, and Al-Karomi lute. In addition, the committee also invited the 1st winner of the Arabic Singing Competition to entertain the audience. This year, the overall winner was won by the Annuqayah Islamic Boarding School from Sumenep City, Madura with a total of 14 points. Mohammad Rozy Zamroni, Chairman of HMJ Arabic Literature, expressed his gratitude because the event could run smoothly. "In the future, I hope that the number of participants who take part in the competition will continue to increase, besides that it can also improve the quality of Arabic in Indonesia, especially in this UM campus," he said. goddess