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SIBAQ, a national art fest ran by Darul Huda Islamic University, commenced its primary rounds witnessing majestic renditions of effulgent art items. The large contestant arts fest comprises more than three thousand candidates in 93 items.

SIBAQ 2019 primary rounds is all set to bring together three thousand candidates from twenty states under four roofs at Shamsul Huda Islamic Academy( Bidaya category) , Darul Uloom Islamic Da’wa College (Uoola) , Bustahnul Uloom College (Thaniya) And Darul Hidaya Da’wa College (Thanawiyya) respectively. The grand opening was on 12 January.

The 2019 edition of SIBAQ is open to all forms of artistic performances including Kaviyarang, triangular debates, Ghazal, Kadahkadanam , Padakshari and Musha’ra . The distinctive nature of SIBAQ arts fest is it offers an insight into classical and modern culture and the discrete performances. SIBAQ was founded in 2004 as a triennial arts fest later it upgraded into biennial since 2016. The Bidaya category session was inaugurated by Sayed Hashir Ali Thangal and the prolific writer Ramanunni attended as the chief guest. The Uoola category session was inaugurated by Sayed Munawar Ali Shihab Thangal , and advocate Soopi chaired the session .

The Thaniya category was inaugurated by Kadannappally Ramachandran, minister for ports, museum , archaeology and archives . The Thanawiyya category session was inaugurated by Sayed Rajah Ali Shihab Thangal and Prof.Abid Ali Hussayn Thangal M.L.A attended as the chief guest. The primary rounds’ appealing performances suggest the cut-throat competitions between the institutions have achieved laudable qualities that candidates share as well as the juries.

As the primary rounds drop the curtain Darul Huda Islamic University register its victory being selected for 56 items .Sabeelul Hidaya Parappur jot down its subsequent position being qualified for 55 items. Islahul Uloom Arabic College Tanur maintained the succeeding place being qualified for 48 items. Apart from providing opportunities to the arts performances, the main tenet behind the SIBAQ is to create a dialogue between the spectators and the performer. The scheduled items on multiple levels really engage the viewer to develop perspectives beyond their lens of comprehension.