Tuesday, September 1, 2015

DR SHUKRI @ APCAR-2015: INFUSING THE SPIRIT OF BRAVERY

Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi was given a great opportunity to be among well-known academicians of the world, presenting his working paper at the 1st Asia Pacific Conference on Advanced Research (APCAR-2015). With the theme on "Advanced Research for Global Development" the conference was held at the  Education Development Centre, Adelaide, South Australia from 23rd until 24th July 2015. The conference was organized by the Asia Pacific Institute of Advanced Research (APIAR).
Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi (left) with one of the presenters.
APCAR- 2015 set the main objective of the conference to be the premier forum for the presentation of new advances and research results in the fields of theoretical, experimental and applied Business, Social Sciences, Information and Communication Technology and Education by bringing together leading researchers, academics, consultants, scholars, practitioners and research students from their respective domains of interest around the world.

Presenting his paper on the second day with the title “The Islamic-Based Development Index (IBD-I) Worldview: A Case of The Malaysian Syariah Index (MSI)", Dr. Mohd Shukri received positive comments and views from other participants. Besides gaining new knowledge and foster networking among participants, Dr. Mohd Shukri added that this conference had also infused in him the spirit of bravery and self-confidence as well as placing heavy reliance on Allah SWT more so when one is far from home and loved ones. Reliance is only to Allah SWT.
Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi at the conference venue - Education Development Centre of Adelaide,
South Australia.

He also added and encouraged all ISDEV members to travel far, wide and beyond for Allah SWT has made this earth expansive indeed wherein lies vast knowledge awaiting to be discovered. Thus overcoming fear of travel by inculcating the courage to travel alone is a valuable experience as the benefits that can be derived are not only confined to one’s self but to Islam as well.

Sunday, August 30, 2015

A NAS A WEEK - 16 DZUL QA'IDAH 1436

Say, "Never will we be struck except by what Allah has decreed for us; He is our protector." And upon Allah let the believers rely [al-Tawbah, 9:51].

Thursday, August 27, 2015

IDMAC 2015: CALL FOR PAPERS

ISDEV is organizing The 9th ISDEV International Islamic Development Management Conference (IDMAC 2015) with the theme "Islamic Asset Management". The 2-days conference is scheduled to be held on 8th - 9th December 2015 at the University Conference Hall, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia.

IDMAC 2015 is the ninth of a series of initiative to encourage related research in Islamic social sciences perspective, especially in the area of Islamic asset management. This year, the conference aims to achieve the following objectives:
  1. To provide a platform and opportunities for practitioners, scholars, researchers, academicians, graduate students and others from all over the world to engage on an intellectual discourse On Islamic asset management from the current subsistence level to a more productive level;
  2. To present the latest research findings related to all issues of Islamic asset management either domestically or internationally, relates with dynamic progress of the Islamic asset industry;
  3. To explore new ideas and issues on Islamic asset management especially those that could contribute to the resilient and innovative financial instrument for both celestial and man-made asset.
Sub- themes: 
  1. Zakat
  2. Waqf
  3. Takaful
  4. Faraidh
  5. Ar-Rahn
  6. Charity
  7. Islamic capital market and venture
  8. Islamic cooperative
  9. Islamic banking
  10. Islamic finance institution
  11. Other related issues
The deadline for the submission of abstract is on 1st October 2015. For those who are interested in the area of Islamic asset management either researchers, academicians, practitioners, government officers or students may send your abstract to idmac2015@gmail.com or kindly contact the person in charge, Dr. Wan Norhaniza Wan Hasan at +(6) 04 - 653 2800 / 5812. 

Further details of the conference are available at http://idmac2015.blogspot.com/

Sunday, August 23, 2015

A NAS A WEEK - 9 DZUL QA'IDAH 1436

Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, was upon the pulpit and he said, “Be merciful to others and you will receive mercy. Forgive others and Allah will forgive you. Woe to those who neglect the word. Woe to those who persist their in wrongdoing while they know better.” [Source: Musnad Ahmad 7001, Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti].

Friday, August 21, 2015

4 NEW ARTICLES FROM ISDEV MEMBERS PUBLISHED

Four new articles by ISDEV Director, Professor Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh, and two ISDEV Senior Lecturers, Dr. Mohd Syakir Mohd Rosdi and Dr. Shahir Akram Hassan,  have been published recently.

These articles appear in the latest editions of International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, American International Journal of Social Science as well as International Journal of Contemporary Applied Sciences .

For direct access to the articles, please click the following links:- 

Tuesday, August 18, 2015

DIRECTOR'S TARBIYYAH: "MAXIMIZE BROTHERHOOD, MINIMIZE HOSTILITY"

ISDEV Director, Professor Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh delivered his "Tarbiyyah Pengarah" (Director's Tarbiyyah) on "Maksimakan Persahabatan, Minimakan Permusuhan" (Maximize Brotherhood, Minimize Hostility) on a blessed Friday morning, 7 August 2015 at University Conference Hall, University Sains Malaysia (USM).
Professor Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh - ready to deliver his tarbiyyah in front of ISDEV members at University Conference Hall, University Sains Malaysia (USM).
He reminded all ISDEV members that ISDEV itself is a struggle, to prove that Islam is the best at all front and Islam is the way of life. Hence in this struggle it is important to maximize friendship, not enmity. Based on ISDEV past-experiences, despite there are individuals or entities that opted to be enemy with ISDEV, however ISDEV peaceful reaction in the end always yield benefits.

Friends are known as ikhwan in this struggle. They can be those who sympathize with ISDEV’s endeavours in placing Islam at the highest reaching; those who share happiness and sadness; those who act as a connector or enabler in any efforts that ISDEV has embarked upon. These genuine friends or ikhwan are those who are not egoistical, cause troubles or even giving unnecessary praises to ISDEV accomplishments. Administrative directors, officers, staff or even janitors at ISDEV and at USM are also ISDEV friends and ikhwan. Same goes to any individuals or entities that ISDEV has met and encountered along the academic and social journey in researches, conferences or even publications. These include friends in the neighbouring countries; Brunei Darussalam, Indonesia and Thailand where the ukhuwah has blossomed for so many years, Alhamdulillah

Devoted Professor Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh delivering his tarbiyyah. 
He also added, indeed, having friends in this journey is a blessing from Allah SWT. Regardless of enemies are troublesome, it is important to identify them. According to Imam Ghazali , there are five forms of enemies. Two of them are within us which is nafs and the devil. We should always do self-reflection (muhasabah) in order to self-mirror ourselves, look for the attributes that can be improved for the betterment of this struggle of Islam. Besides that, the enemies themselves can be a mirror to us.

However, we can only take a few ‘mirrors enemy’, for abundant of them will only interfere with the course of our struggle. Other type of enemy is the infidels who fight Islam. Infidels who are not against Islam is not our enemy and in fact we can have tahaluf siyasi with them. Next is the hypocrite (munafiq). This is very treacherous to ISDEV struggles.

Delivering his interesting tarbiyyah by giving example of brotherhood among ISDEV members.
As a conclusion, he said that friends are very important attributes or mechanisms in ISDEV struggle. Genuine and meaningful friendships require akhlak mahmudah (tolerance, not opportunist, always tawadho’); intellectual and other good abilities; smart networking as well as financially solid foundation. In order to achieve financial stability, all ISDEV members must strive hard to contribute to the purpose by realizing waqf ISDEV that is in the progress towards success. InsyaAllah.

Sunday, August 16, 2015

A NAS A WEEK - 2 DZUL QA'IDAH 1436

It is Allah who made for you the earth a place of settlement and the sky a ceiling and formed you and perfected your forms and provided you with good things. That is Allah , your Lord; then blessed is Allah , Lord of the worlds [Ghafir, 40:64].