Sunday, May 20, 2018


Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Every good deed of the son of Adam is multiplied by ten, up to seven hundred times as much. Allah Almighty said: Except for fasting, as it is for me and I will reward it personally. He leaves his desires and his food for my sake. The fasting person will be relieved twice, once at the time of breaking fast and the other when he meets his Lord. The smell of his mouth is more delightful to Allah than the scent of musk.”

In another narration, the Prophet said, “Fasting is a shield, so let him not be obscene or foolish.”

[Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī; 1795, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim; 1151. Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim].

عَنْ أَبِي هُرَيْرَةَ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ كُلُّ عَمَلِ ابْنِ آدَمَ يُضَاعَفُ الْحَسَنَةُ عَشْرُ أَمْثَالِهَا إِلَى سَبْعمِائَة ضِعْفٍ قَالَ اللَّهُ عَزَّ وَجَلَّ إِلَّا الصَّوْمَ فَإِنَّهُ لِي وَأَنَا أَجْزِي بِهِ يَدَعُ شَهْوَتَهُ وَطَعَامَهُ مِنْ أَجْلِي لِلصَّائِمِ فَرْحَتَانِ فَرْحَةٌ عِنْدَ فِطْرِهِ وَفَرْحَةٌ عِنْدَ لِقَاءِ رَبِّهِ وَلَخُلُوفُ فِيهِ أَطْيَبُ عِنْدَ اللَّهِ مِنْ رِيحِ الْمِسْكِ
وفي رواية أخرى قال الصِّيَامُ جُنَّةٌ فَلَا يَرْفُثْ وَلَا يَجْهَلْ

1795 صحيح البخاري كتاب الصوم باب فضل الصوم

1151 صحيح مسلم كتاب الصيام باب فضل الصيام

Wednesday, May 16, 2018


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria delivering ISDEV Director's Tarbiyah
On 30 March 2018, the ISDEV Director's Tarbiyah brings the title of 'Restoring the Practices of Sadaqah'. Associate Prof Dr Zakaria discussed the various forms of Sadaqah that can be practiced by ISDEV fraternity. He focuses on voluntary donations. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria quotes the verse 103 from Surah At-Tawbah which means:

"Take, [O Muhammad], from their wealth, the charity you cleanse with it and cause them to increase, and pray for them. Indeed, your prayer is a guarantee for them. And Allah is Hearing, Knowing".

Based on these verse, Assoc. Prof.  Dr Zakaria attributes the benefits of Sadaqah as purifying the soul, facilitating the affairs and healing the illness for the charitable people. The approach proposed by Assoc. Prof. Dr Zakaria in restoring this practice is through financial contribution in Waqf and ISDEV fund. The practice of charity also can be restored through the contribution of the workforce with simple 'gotong royong' and willingness to spread aid. In fact, smiles and greetings are also one of the way to restored charity.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria eagerly explaining all the important points on how to restore the practices of sadaqah
By realizing this charity practice, Assoc. Prof.  Dr. Zakaria as ISDEV Director hopes that ISDEV members gain good in this practice. As a result, with the nature of love,  sensitive and positive can be part of ISDEV's personal characteristics.

Full house - ISDEV family members passionately listening to the Director's Tarbiyah

Sunday, May 13, 2018

A NAS A WEEK - 28 SHA'BAN 1439

The month of Ramadan in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for mankind, and clear proofs of the guidance, and the Criterion (of right and wrong). And whosoever of you is present, let him fast the month, and whosoever of you is sick or on a journey, (let him fast the same) number of other days. Allah desireth for you ease; He desireth not hardship for you; and (He desireth) that ye should complete the period, and that ye should magnify Allah for having guided you, and that peradventure ye may be thankful [Translation of al-Baqarah, 2:185].

Sunday, May 6, 2018

A NAS A WEEK - 21 SHA'BAN 1439

Abu Sa’eed Al-Hasan reported: Ai’dh ibn Amr, a companion of the Prophet, visited Ubaidullah ibn Ziyad who was the ruler and he said to him: Dear son, I heard the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, say, “Verily, the worst shepherds are those who are harsh, so beware not to be one of them.” Ibn Ziyad said to him, “Sit down, for you are only a husk among the companions of the Prophet.” Ai’dh said, “Was there any husk among them? Indeed, the husks only came after them and were among others.” [Source: Sahih Muslim 1830; Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Imam Muslim].

الْحَسَنُ أَنَّ عَائِذَ بْنَ عَمْرٍو وَكَانَ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ دَخَلَ عَلَى عُبَيْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ زِيَادٍ فَقَالَ أَيْ بُنَيَّ إِنِّي سَمِعْتُ رَسُولَ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَقُولُ إِنَّ شَرَّ الرِّعَاءِ الْحُطَمَةُ فَإِيَّاكَ أَنْ تَكُونَ مِنْهُمْ فَقَالَ لَهُ اجْلِسْ فَإِنَّمَا أَنْتَ مِنْ نُخَالَةِ أَصْحَابِ مُحَمَّدٍ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَقَالَ وَهَلْ كَانَتْ لَهُمْ نُخَالَةٌ إِنَّمَا كَانَتْ النُّخَالَةُ بَعْدَهُمْ وَفِي غَيْرِهِمْ
1830 صحيح مسلم كِتَاب الْإِمَارَةِ ما من أمير يلي أمر المسلمين ثم لا يجهد لهم وينصح إلا لم يدخل معهم الجنة

Sunday, April 29, 2018

A NAS A WEEK - 14 SHA'BAN 1439

[Fasting for] a limited number of days. So whoever among you is ill or on a journey [during them] - then an equal number of days [are to be made up]. And upon those who are able [to fast, but with hardship] - a ransom [as substitute] of feeding a poor person [each day]. And whoever volunteers excess - it is better for him. But to fast is best for you, if you only knew [Translation of al-Baqarah, 2:184].

Monday, April 23, 2018


ISDEV Tradition prior to Viva Voce - Mock Viva for both of the candidates 

Posing for the camera - ISDEV members after performing solat hajat prior to Sakinatul Raadiyah and Shahrinizam viva.
Praise to Allah SWT for the success of two RISDEV (ISDEV postgraduate by research) candidates, Shahrinizam Mohd Amin and Sakinatul Raadiyah Abdullah in their viva voce on 2 March 2018. Their viva took place at C23, Social Science Conference Room, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and were divided into morning and afternoon session. Viva voce is a big step in completing their Ph.D research journey after struggling for nearly 3 years to complete their research. As an ISDEV regular practice, a mock viva prior to the viva voce takes place on 28 February 2018 in order to challenge their capability on defending their PhD thesis.

Shahrinizam in action during his viva proper - stressing a point to defend his PhD thesis.
On 2nd March 2018, The first candidate, Shahrinizam Mohd Amin defended his PhD thesis titled "Faktor Penentu Pemilihan Institusi Pendidikan Menengah Islam Swasta IKRAM MUSLEH". The chairman for his viva was Professor Dr Jamilah Hj Ahmad from the School of Communication, USM while the External Examiner was Dr. Norazzah Kamri from Universiti Malaya (UM). His two Internal Examiners were Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria Bahari and Dr. Shahir Akram Hassan from ISDEV, USM. His main supervisor is Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad were also present on the day.

Shahrinizam with his Borad of Examiners
Second candidate, Sakinatul Raadiyah Abdullah faced her viva voce in the afternoon session. She was tested on the knowledge of her Ph.D thesis on "Kaedah Pembiyaan Pembangunan Tanah Wakaf oleh Majlis Agama Islam Terpilih di Malaysia". She was under the supervision of Assoc. Prof Dr. Zakaria Bahari. The chairman of her viva was Dr. Noor Shakirah Mat Akhir from the School of Humanities, USM. The boards of examiners of her viva voce were Prof. Dr. Abdullah @ Alwi bin Haji Hassan from Universiti Asia e University as the External Examiner while Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad and Dr. Shahir Akram Hassan from ISDEV, USM served as the Internal Examiners.

Calm and energetic was the positive vibe shown by Sakinatul Raadiyah during her viva voce
During both viva sessions, it could be discerned that both of them was a little jittery but they managed to answer all questions calmly. The chairman of both viva voce declared that all examiners were pleased not only with their written thesis but also the manner in which both candidates were able to defend it excellently. Shahrinizam and Sakinatul Raadiyah passed their viva with flying colours.

Sakinatul Raadiyah with her Borad of Examiners

Congratulations to both candidates! 

Sunday, April 22, 2018


Abdullah ibn Amr reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The pleasure of the Lord is in the pleasure of the parents, and the displeasure of the Lord is in the displeasure of the parents.” [Source: Sunan At-Tirmidhi 1899; Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to As-Suyuti]

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَمْرٍو عَنْ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ رِضَى الرَّبِّ فِي رِضَى الْوَالِدِ وَسَخَطُ الرَّبِّ فِي سَخَطِ الْوَالِدِ
1899 سنن الترمذي كِتَاب الْبِرِّ وَالصِّلَةِ عَنْ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ بَاب مَا جَاءَ مِنْ الْفَضْلِ فِي رِضَا الْوَالِدَيْنِ
المحدث السيوطي خلاصة حكم المحدث صحيح