Monday, July 30, 2007

GENTLE REMINDER: ECONOMIC JIHAD

On Wednesday 1 August 2007 this week, Tan Sri Dato' Muhammad Ali Hashim, the CEO of JCorp will speak on Economic Jihad at ISDEV Lecture Series IV at Dewan Budaya USM from 10 am till 12 pm.

Everyone is invited. The entrance is free.

A NAS A WEEK - 15 RAJAB 1428H

Suhaib reported that Allah's Messenger (may peace be upon him) said: Strange are the ways of a believer for there is good in every affair of his and this is not the case with anyone else except in the case of a believer for if he has an occasion to feel delight, he thanks (God), thus there is a good for him in it, and if he gets into trouble and shows resignation (and endures it patiently), there is a good for him in it.

[Hadith from Sahih Muslim, Book No. 42: The Book Pertaining to Piety and Softening of Hearts (Kitab Al-Zuhd wa Al-Raqaiq), Hadith No. 7138]

Friday, July 27, 2007

JULY GRADUATE SUPERVISION: PROBLEM STATEMENTS

On 13 July 2007, ISDEV Management Committee Member Dr Zakaria Bahari (left) presented a lecture on Problem Statements at the July Monthly Graduate Supervision.

He explained what is meant by a Problem Statement and how to develop it through a generation, exploration and framing of issue. He also touched on the need to provide rationale for undertaking the study and to articulate a purpose statement.

As usual, the supervision was attended by ISDEV Committee Members, Fellows, Research Associates and graduate students.

The next Graduate Monthly Supervision will be held on Friday 3 August 2007. Dr Zulkarnain Mohd Hatta of the Social Work Programme of the School of Social Sciences will speak on Objective, Research Questions and Hypothesis.

ISDEV NEWS NEW ADDRESS

Please take note that the address of the ISDEV NEWS has been changed to http://isdevnews07.blogspot.com/

Our apologies for any inconveniences this may cause.

Thursday, July 26, 2007

ISDEV LECTURE SERIES IV: ECONOMIC JIHAD

  • ECONOMIC JIHAD
  • TAN SRI DATO' MUHAMMAD ALI HASHIM (CEO Johor Corporation)
  • 1 AUGUST 2007
  • 9.30AM - 12.30 PM
  • DEWAN BUDAYA, USM
ALL ARE CORDIALLY INVITED.
FREE.

Tan Sri Dato' Muhammad Ali Hashim is a non-independent non executive director and the Chairman of Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad. Tan Sri was appointed to the Board on 6 July 1982. Tan Sri is the Group Chief Executive of Johor Corporation (JCorp), the ultimate holding corporation of Kulim (Malaysia) Berhad, since January 1982. He graduated from University Malaya with a Bachelor of Economics (Honours) degree in 1969 and participated in the Senior Executive Programme, Stanford University USA, in 1985. Tan Sri was conferred the Honorary Doctor of Management by Universiti Teknologi Malaysia on 19 August 2000. Tan Sri's charismatic personality, entrepreneurial verve and visionary leadership has built JCorp into a leading Malaysian conglomerate involved in several business sector such Agrobusiness, Healthcare, Timber, Intrapreneur Venture, Real Estates, Property and Hotels and Industrial Development. JCorp, has been successfully managing Malaysia's first 'privatised' local authority, namely the Pasir Gudang Local Authority (PGLA), with Tan Sri as President since January 1982. He was named Director of the Year for 1995 by the Malaysian Institute of Directors for his commitment towards quality, entrepreneurial effort and professionalism. He has also won the Property CEO of the Year 2005 Award conferred by the International Real Estate Federation (FIABCI-Malaysia). Tan Sri sits as Chairman of KPJ Healthcare Berhad, Sindora Berhad and Johor Land Berhad, which are JCorp's subsidiaries listed on the Main Board of the Bursa Malaysia Securities Berhad. Tan Sri is also active as Council Member of the Malaysian Industrial Development Authority (MIDA), Vice President of the Malaysian Islamic Chamber of Commerce (“MICC”) and Chairman of the MICC Corporate Bureau, President of Malaysian Kite Council and Chairman of Kumpulan Waqaf An-Nur Berhad, a charitable organisation extending healthcare services to the poor and needy. He is also chairman and/or director of several other companies.

CONVENTIONAL VS ISLAMIC RESEARCH METHODOLOGY: A SYNTHESIS

This Friday, 27 July 2007 at 9.30 am at ISDEV, School of Social Sciences, Dr Zainal Abidin Sanusi (left) will speak on Conventional Research Methodology vs Islamic Research Methodology: A Synthesis.

The talk is the 3rd Series of ISDEV In-House Seminar on the Construction of Islamic Research Methodology. The Series will take place until January 2008.

Dr Zainal is one of the members of ISDEV research team working on Islamic Research Methodology. He is attached to Political Sciences Programme of the School of Social Sciences and also work for Education for Sustainable Development Programme of the Corporate Development Division of the University.

All are cordially invited to the talk.

Monday, July 23, 2007

A NAS A WEEK - 8 RAJAB 1428H

[55] But teach (thy Message): for teaching benefits the Believers.
[56] I have only created Jinns and men, that they may serve Me.
[57] No Sustenance do I require of them, nor do I require that they should feed Me.
[58] For Allah is He Who gives (all) Sustenance, - Lord of Power - steadfast (forever).

[az-Zaariyat,51:55-58]