Wednesday, June 13, 2018


On 23-25 March 2018, ISDEV has organised a hands-on human development camp (KEMPI’18) for its MISDEV16.2 and MISDEV17.1 students (ISDEV Postgraduate Masters (Mixed-Mode) students). This programme is an annual programme that emphasizes on the practical aspect of human development as an enrichment to the theoretical aspects covered in the class and it is also part of graduation requirement for MISDEV16.2 and MISDEV17.1 in the third semester.

Theoretical and practical of corpse management
For this year, KEMPI'18 was held at Kem Motivasi Mawaddah, Batu Kurau, Taiping, Perak. KEMPI’18 consisted of four main activities. First was Public Speaking which covered the delivering of tazkirahkhutbah, parliamentary debate and presentation. Second was for the brothers to practice their role as Imam and Bilal. Third, the Art and Ethics of Slaughtering Management and fourth was the Art and Ethics of Corpse Management. All these four activities were conducted on the three consecutive days. Students received valuable feedback and comments by the lectures as these activities help to enhance their skills and knowledge on the fard ‘ain and fard kifayah.

Among the activities conducted are BBQ, slaughtering, and tazkirah presentation 
Besides these four main activities, KEMPI’18 also included a cultural night performance, sports day, and community engagement activities. The sports day involved all participants including students, lecturers and lecturer’s family members. The community engagement activities was conducted with Tahfiz students and the elderly in Madrasah Darul Amal, which is located just ten minutes away from Kem Motivasi Mawaddah.

Khutbah and Parlimentary debate
Cultural night, sports day and community engagement activities with Madrasah Darul Amal

KEMPI'18 provided opportunity for MISDEV16.2 and MISDEV17.1 to not only discover their physical, mental and spiritual strengths, but also discover their abilities and talents throughout the wholehearted performances they performed. All in all, KEMPI'18 was fruitfully conducted with high commitment given by MISDEV16.2 and MISDEV17.1 students, lecturers, as well as RISDEV and MISDEV17.2 students. Everyone gained a lot of memorable experience. Alhamdulillah the mission of this program was accomplished and successfully organized! 

A group photo session with all students, lecturers, and family members

Sunday, June 10, 2018


The believers are but a single Brotherhood: So make peace and reconciliation between your two (contending) brothers: And fear Allah that ye may receive Mercy4928 [Translation of Surah al-Hujurat (49:10) by Abdullah Yusuf Ali].

4928 -  The enforcement of the Muslim Brotherhood is the greatest social ideal of Islam. On it was based the Prophet's Sermon at his last pilgrimage, and Islam cannot be completely realised until this ideal is achieved.

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Sunday, June 3, 2018


Aisha reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would seek seclusion (al-i’tikāf) in the mosque during the last ten nights of Ramadan and he would say, “Seek the Night of Decree during the last ten nights of Ramadan.”

In another narration, the Prophet said, “Seek the Night of Decree in the odd nights among the last ten nights of Ramadan.”

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ قَالَتْ كَانَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يُجَاوِرُ فِي الْعَشْرِ الْأَوَاخِرِ مِنْ رَمَضَانَ وَيَقُولُ تَحَرَّوْا لَيْلَةَ الْقَدْرِ فِي الْعَشْرِ الْأَوَاخِرِ مِنْ رَمَضَانَ
وفي رواية البخاري قال تَحَرَّوْا لَيْلَةَ الْقَدْرِ فِي الْوِتْرِ مِنْ الْعَشْرِ الْأَوَاخِرِ مِنْ رَمَضَانَ
1916 صحيح البخاري كتاب فضل ليلة القدر باب تحري ليلة القدر في الوتر من العشر الأواخر
1169 صحيح مسلم كتاب الصيام باب فضل ليلة القدر والحث على طلبها وبيان محلها وأرجى أوقات طلبها

Sunday, May 27, 2018


Those who spend the night in adoration of their Lord prostrate and standing(3124) [Translation of by Abdullah Yusuf Ali al-Furqan, 25:64].

3124: Humble prayer brings them nearer to Allah.

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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].