Monday, October 24, 2016


One Big Family - ISDEV PAI-1 Family

PENANG, 18 September 2016 – Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV) organised the first ISDEV Alumni Gathering or Perhimpunan Alumni ISDEV (PAI-1) a feisty celebration with the presence of over 100 participants among lecturers, ISDEV alumni and students as well as accompanied by their family members respectively.

Meet and greet - during the registration session at PULAZA
Siti Fatimah Mohd Razali, MISDEV 15 (ISDEV Postgraduate Mixed-Mode) said "I gain a lot of experience through the sharing of alumni. Previously I only know the alumni by name but this program had given me the chance to interact with them directly".

The academic colloquium, sharing of academic knowledge and experience at ISDEV by ISDEV Alumni
According to Raudha Md Ramli, ISDEV Ph.D candidate who is also the committee member of PAI-1, "This program is successfully executed and put into practice the participants' understanding of the struggle and continuation in the battle of gaining knowledge and apply it to the real world”.

Riadah - Some of the fun recreational activities for students and family members
PAI-1 is filled with a variety of activities including the sharing of academic knowledge and experience, academic colloquium, recreational activities and socialise session among participants. 

The team work - Barbecue preparation for the grand dinner by the committee members
PAI-1 is an opportunity for ISDEV fraternity to strengthen and tie the bond of Ukhuwwah. PAI-1 also enables students to drawn the experience of ISDEV alumni in their academic journey. 

Happy tummy faces during PAI-1 grand dinner
The 2-days 1-night PAI-1 was held from 17 September 2016 to 18 September 2016 at the Training Centre of Zakat (PULAZA), Balik Pulau, Penang. All in all, PAI-1 was fruitfully conducted due to the high commitment given by the committee members, RISDEV and MISDEV students, lecturers as well as ISDEV Alumni. Everyone blissfully contented and have gained a lot of experience from it. Alhamdulillah the mission of PAI-1 was accomplished. Thank you Allah!

Lucky Smile - The lucky winners for PAI-1 Grand dinner lucky draw

Sunday, October 23, 2016


Say, "Indeed, my prayer, my rites of sacrifice, my living and my dying are for Allah , Lord of the worlds [al-An'aam, 6:162].

Friday, October 21, 2016



The 11th ISDEV International Graduate Workshop was successfully held from 19 till 20 October at the University's Conference Hall (DPU), Universiti Sains Malaysia with more than 150 participants attending. The workshop started with the meeting of both the minds and hearts with the main intention of invoking on Allah SWT pleasures through the various working papers that were presented and commented upon.

The 11th INGRAW is a platform for postgraduate students to develop their writing and challenge their capabilities in developing new ideas in various fields for examples Islamic Economics, Islamic Banking and Finance, Islamic Management, Islamic Political Economy, Islamic Asset Management, Islamic Human Development, Islamic Research Methodology and many more. 

Overly full housed - The 11th INGRAW 2016 in session at DPU, USM
The new Vice-Chancellor of USM, Professor Datuk Dr Asma Ismail, graced the modestly in the Official Opening Ceremony of INGRAW 2016 and 7 Edited book Launching with her presence and officially declared the commencement of INGRAW 2016. Professor Datuk Dr Asma Ismail congratulated ISDEV in its perseverance and dedication to see to the realisation of the 11th series of INGRAW, an achievement which she acknowledged is needed to be given due recognition, bearing in mind the uncertainty of the current economic background globally. She also added that a student need to be holistic not just in nature but need to balance with the entrepreneur skills as well as the advancement in technology. 

The Media and Public Relations Centre (MPRC), USM made a coverage on the opening ceremony of INGRAW 2016 by the Vice Chancellor of USM in Buletin USM recently. The said news can be assessed with just a click of a play button at the respective video. 

Tuesday, October 18, 2016


One Happy Family- Group photo of ISDEV lecturers and students
In line with the spirit of Eiduladha, this great celebration which is iconised by the major obligations namely performance of the hajj and the highly rewarded nawafil act of sacrifice to gain the blessings of Allah SWT as well as to cherish the teachings of Allah SWT, ISDEV took this opportunity to celebrate Eiduladha via having a Qurban lunch during the last day of tashriq, on 15 September 2016.

Lecturers and students having their feast at the Qurban Lunch
This time around, the celebration of Aidiladha cum the Qurban lunch was held at ISDEV new building at D04. The Qurban lunch was held for USM staff in various departments who had contributed greatly in the process of moving and arranging the furniture, books and theses.

Assoc. Prof. Dato' Al-Ustaz Haji Ellias led the Yassin recital of gratitude and prayers for ISDEV new building   
Before the Qurban lunch starts, the director of Pusat Tranformasi Insan, USM, Assoc. Prof. Dato’ Al-Ustaz Haji Ellias led the Yassin recital the symbol of ISDEV gratitude and prayers to have a new home at D04. He gives advice for ISDEV fratenity on the inner strength that needed in every human. The inner strength needed are al-Khauf, al-raja’ and al-hubb.
A memento - USM Vice-Chancellor, Deputies Vice-Chancellors Research and Innovation, ISDEV Director and lectures pose in front of ISDEV building
Also present on that day were USM Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dato' Omar Osman, Deputies Vice-Chancellors Research and Innovation, Prof Dato’ Dr. Muhammad Jantan, Bursar and Heads of the various Departments of USM including ISDEV new neighbours, Graduate School of Business (GSB) and Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS) staffs.

Catching up with everyone in USM strengthen the Ukhuwwah
ISDEV Alumni that fly all the way from Medan, Indonesia also at present were Dr. Warjio, Dr. Heri Kusmanto and their family members.

         Happy tummy enjoying the Qurban Lunch at ISDEV

The day before the Qurban lunch, the sacrificial slaughter of a cow on behalf of ISDEV members was held at Nur Afifah Abu Hassan’s (MISDEV13 student) house in Kampung Kelang Batu, Sungai Bakap, Penang on 14th September 2016, 12 Zulhijjah 1437h.

Gathering in front of Masjid Al-Khalid USm before leaving to Sg. Bakap
At 8.00 am, MISDEV15.1 and MISDEV15.2 students (ISDEV Mixed-Mode student batch 2015) gathered at Masjid Malid al-Khalid, USM and convoyed to the slaughtering place. The short briefing on the slaughtering activity was given by the Programme Director, Muhamad Shakir Abdul Sahood and programme coordinator, Dr. Mohd Syakir Mohd Rosdi. The slaughtering started at 10.30 am, followed by skinning the sacrificial slaughtered cow, cutting and dividing the Qurban meat.

The process of skinning the sacrificial slaughtered cow, cutting and dividing the Qurban meat.

At the end of the slaughtering event, all ISDEV fraternity enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the villagers. The main purpose of this event was not only having a Qurban lunch for the guests but it was meant to provide a practical training of conducting the animal slaughter for MISDEV 15.1 and MISDEV 15.2 in line with their Human Development (Pembangunan Insaniah) course that they are taking this semester. The course requires them to do a slaughter of an animal. However, other ISDEV members and students who wanted hands-on experience on the process of slaughter were also welcome to participate.

The act of giving and kindness - Appreciation to the villagers by sharing the Qurban meat

Jazakumullahukhoir kathiran everyone!

Sunday, October 16, 2016


Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Whoever seeks the pleasure of Allah despite the wrath of people, then Allah will suffice him against the people. Whoever seeks the pleasure of people despite the wrath of Allah, then Allah will leave him to the patronage of the people.” [Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2414]

Monday, October 10, 2016


The 11th ISDEV International Graduate Workshop is the eleventh of a series initiative to encourage related academic research in Islamic dimension. It is a continuity of the tenth ISDEV Graduate Workshop that was jointly organized by the Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV) and Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS). This annual event aims to achieve and provide platform for post-graduate students from all over the world who are doing Islamic-based research to present their works for discussion and evaluation as well as to provide wider opportunities to academicians and post-graduate students to interact openly and build networking.

In conjunction with ISDEV International Graduate Workshop (INGRAW 2016), ISDEV proudly bring to you 7 EDITED BOOK teaser. Click play to watch the exclusive highlights for INGRAW 2016 edited book teaser. Share and tell us your favourite!

Sunday, October 9, 2016


Corruption has appeared throughout the land and sea by (reason of) what the hands of people have earned so He may let them taste part of (the consequence of) what they have done that perhaps they will return (to righteousness) [al-Ruum, 30:41].