Monday, October 16, 2017


A photo session of Dr Azreen Hamiza Abdul Aziz and Dr Murni Yusoff in front of Hall entrance at PWTC
From 19 to 20 September, delegates from ISDEV, Dr Murni Yusoff and Dr Azreen Hamiza Abdul Aziz went to Muslim World Biz Exhibition and Conference 2017 that was held at Putra Word Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. The conference was organized by OIC International Business Centre and divided into several themes such as OIC-Asia-Africa Trade & Economic Forum, World Islamic Tourism Conference & Expo, Round Table Talk on The Jewels of Muslim World, Women’s Summit, OIC Higher Education Fair, and Summit of Science & Technology Development in Islamic Countries.

On 19 and 20 September 2017, Dr Murni Yusoff participated in OIC-Asia-Africa Trade & Economic Forum that was held in Tun Dr Ismail Hall B, in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. The forum was organized to provide platform for businesses in various sectors to tap the opportunities and information about Asian and African markets. The two-days forum were filled with topics related to potential of trade and investment in OIC Countries, branding and marketing trend in Muslim countries. The forum was participated by various business organizations such as apparel, food and beverages, consultation services, legal firms and also from education institutions. Dr Murni also had the opportunities to meet Madam Nor Rofeah Abdullah Sani, the lecturer from Faculty of Creative Multimedia in Multimedia University, Mr Awaluddin Abdul Rahman and his wife Madam Rosemawati Khalid, the Founder of Wall & Fleet Consulting, Miss Nadra Fatima Mannan, the lawyer from Tetuan Kamilia Ibrahim & Co., Madam Nadhirah Nawawi, the Executive Manager from NN One Supplies & Service, Madam Zehan, the Manager from Eva Safiyyah Resources, and Mr Zulfadli Roslee, the Managing Director from MZR Accenture Enterprise.
From right to left: Dr Murni, Dr Azreen Hamiza & Madam Zehan, Mr Awaluddin Abdul Rahman, Madam Rosemawati Khalid & Dr Murni, Dr Murni & Ms Nadra Fatima Mannan

Among the topics of presentation held at OIC-Asia-Africa Trade Forum
Whereas on 20th September 2017, Dr. Azreen Hamiza Abdul Aziz participated in the World Islamic Tourism Conference & Expo (WiTX2017) that was held in Tun Dr Ismail Hall A, in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. The conference was organized to presents insight and solutions and brings together tourism leaders, innovators, investors and stakeholders who all share one common aim of understanding and driving the Islamic-friendly travel industry. The conference was divided into two main sessions. The first session is on shifting to Halal tourism accommodation on Muslim Friendly Amenities whereas the second session focus on Enhancing the tourism airport service quality. Dr Azreen Hamiza managed to extend the networking with Madam Karima Bihaki, Founder & CEO of, United Kingdom, Mr. Riyanto Sofyan, Chairman of Sofyan Hotels, Indonesia, Madam Chahira Ait Belkacem, General Manager, Green Heaven, France, Dr. Aam Bastaman from Universitas Trilogi, Indonesia and Hj Fahmy Mubarak, CEO Gateway Global Marketing.

Dr. Azreen with the speakers and participants of the WiTX2017
Indeed, the 2 days activities in the Muslim World Biz Exhibition and Conference 2017 has beneficial and mending a closer networking between ISDEV, USM and the industries. Looking forward for another ISDEV delegates journey in the future. Congratulations Dr. Murni & Dr. Azreen!

The panel speaker and some of the topics that presented in the two sessions of WiTX2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017


Vile women are for vile men, and vile men for vile women, and good women are for good men, and good men for good women; They are innocent of what they say. Theirs is forgiveness and a generous provision. [al-Nur, 24:26]

Monday, October 9, 2017


Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi giving his Keynote Speech at the ICLES2017, Swiss-BelInn Tunjungan, Surabaya
On 11 September 2017, Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi was honoured to deliver a keynote speech at the International conference on Law, Economic and Social 2017 (ICLES2017) with the theme of The Challenge of Law, Economic and Social in Local And Global Issues. The ICLES2017 was organised by Universitas Trunojoyo Madura (UTM) and was held at Swiss-BelInn Tunjungan, Surabaya, East Java. Departed from Penang on 10 September 2017, the three hours journey provide a plenty of time for Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi to organise before ICLES2017. 

Group Picture - Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi with participants and keynote speakers at ICLES 2017
Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi keynote address was on ‘The wasatiyyah-Consumerism Concept an Equivalent To The Consumerism Phenomenon in Conventional Economy’. The other four keynote address were by Assoc Prof. Dr. Giao Vu Cong (Vietnam National University), Prof. Dr. Ahmad Erani Yustika (Directorate General for Community and Village Empowerment, Ministry of Villages, Underdeveloped Regions and Transmigration), Dr. H. Soekarwo (East Java Governor) and Dian Abdul Hamed Shah (National University of Singapore). 

Token of Appreciation to Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi from Dr. Devi from Fakultas Hukum, UTM
On 12 September 2017, Dr Mohd Shukri Hanapi was invited as a guest lecture at Fakultas Hukum, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional (UPN), East Java, Surabaya. He delivered his public lecture on ‘The Development of Sharia Economy in ASEAN Countries’. 

Indeed, with the 4 days trip to Surabaya has beneficial and mending a closer bond between ISDEV, USM, Universitas Trunojoyo Madura and Universitas Pembangunan Nasional. Looking forward for another ISDEV delegates journey in the future. Congratulations Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi!

Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi with Dr. Sutrisno, Dean of Fakultas Hukum, UPN

Sunday, October 8, 2017


Hudhaifa ibn Al-Yaman reported: The people used to ask the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, about good, but I would ask about evil for fear it would overtake me. I said, “O Messenger of Allah, we were in ignorance and evil and Allah sent us this good. Will there be evil after this good?” The Prophet said, “Yes.” I said, “Will there be good after that evil?” The Prophet said, “Yes, but within it is smoke.” I said, “What is its smoke?” The Prophet said, “A people who are not guided by my guidance. You will recognize them and reject them.” I said, “Will there be evil after that good?” The Prophet said, “Yes, callers to the gates of Hellfire. Whoever answers them will taste it from within.” I said, “O Messenger of Allah, describe them to us.” The Prophet said, “They are from our progeny and speak our language.” I said, “What do you command me should that overtake me?” The Prophet said, “Hold fast to the community of Muslims and their leader.” I said, “What if there is no community and no leader?” The Prophet said, “Then withdraw from all of the sects, even if you must bite at the root of trees until death overtakes you in that state.” [Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 3411, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1847; Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Friday, October 6, 2017


Prof Syukri shared his valuable experience and knowledge to participants
On 07 September 2017, ISDEV was honoured by Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies (ACIS) Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Kedah by an invitation to the founder of ISDEV, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh to share his experience and knowledge on researches and writings. The occasion was held at Dewan Sarjana, UiTM Kedah under the Academy's Knowledge Slot programme. 

Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh delivered two lectures at the programme, firstly entitled "Why Research and How to Research?" and secondly, "Why Writing and How to Write?". Both lectures were attended by academic staffs of UiTM Kedah, Kolej Universiti Insaniah (KUIN), and Institut Pendidikan Guru Malaysia (IPGM).
Group photo session with all participants including Dato' Bukhari Abdullah, The Deputy Rector  (Student Affairs) of Kolej Universiti Insaniah (third from left)
Prior to the lectures, Prof Muhammad Syukri Salleh had a courtesy visit to UiTM Rector, Dr Asmadi Mohamed Ghazali. He was accompanied by Head of Centre Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Ustaz Osman Abd Hamid, Chairman of Organizer Committee, Ustaz Saiful Islami Mohd Taher, and Master of Ceremony, Ustaz Muhaimin.

The  visit to  Rector's Office. From right to left, Rector of UiTM Dr Asmadi Mohamed Ghazali, Master of Ceremony, Ustaz Muhaimin, and Head of Centre Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Ustaz Osman Abd Hamid, Prof Muhammad Syukri Salleh, and Chairman of Organizer Committee, Ustaz Saiful Islami Mohd Taher.
A welcoming dinner also was held to welcome Prof Muhammad Syukri Salleh the night before the programme. It was hosted by the Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies, led by Head of the Academy, Ustaz Osman Abdul Hamid and attended by the Academy's lecturers. The dinner was held at Arabic Kopitiam Al-Haura at Bandar Laguna Merbuk, Sungai Petani, Kedah.
A welcoming dinner. From right to left: Nik Liyana Nik Daud, Ustaz Saiful Islami Mohd Taher (Chairman of Organizer Committee), Ustaz Osman Abd Hamid (Head of Centre Academy), Ustaz Adib Shujaa', Ustaz Haron Awang (former of Head of Academy), Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh and his wife Marzizah Darus.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


ISDEV welcoming it’s twelfth batch of Masters in Social Science (Islamic Development Management) students on 8th September 2017 at Dewan Kuliah A, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). 12 new students have been registered to pursue their Masters (Mixed-Mode) for the academic year 2017/2018. In continuation of ISDEV tradition, this new batch of students is collectively known as MISDEV 17.1.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria Bahari in his welcoming speech during the orientation programme with new MISDEV 17.1
The Ta'aruf Session (or Orientation Programme) for MISDEV 17.1 started as early as 9:00am with two sessions. The first session started with a welcoming speech and briefing by ISDEV Director, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria Bahari. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria started by introducing to the students on what ISDEV is all about. Then he gave a brief general overview of the structure of ISDEV, the courses to be attended by the students, introduced ISDEV lecturers and administrative staffs as well as the manners and conduct that should be adhered to whilst studying at ISDEV.

Dr. Fadzila Ani Ahmad answering the questions from students.
The second session continued with multimedia presentation prepared by ISDEV Associate Members (ABI) focusing on ISDEV activities that are to be participated by the MISDEV 17.1 students throughout their studies at ISDEV. In this session, Muhammad Syukri Jalil as ABI representative played his role to explain further about ISDEV activities to share with them the thrill and excitement felt by being actively involved in the activities undertaken. On the second session, current RISDEV (ISDEV Postgraduate student by Research) and MISDEV (ISDEV Mixed-Mode) students who are supervised by ISDEV lecturers were called to briefly introduce their respective lecturers from their point of view in terms of each of the lecturers’ individual personality and their experiences as to how they are supervised. This is the time that everyone had a chance to know each ISDEV lecturers inside out. The entire session was also presented via an attractive multimedia presentation prepared by ABI members. A question and answer session come afterwards allowing MISDEV 17.1 to seek for clearer information.

MISDEV17.1 students Ahlan Wa Sahlan to ISDEV family!

Sunday, October 1, 2017


Say, (O Muhammad), "My Lord has ordered justice and that you maintain yourselves (in worship of Him) at every place (or time) of prostration, and invoke Him, sincere to Him in religion." Just as He originated you, you will return (to life) - [al-A'raaf, 7:29]