Monday, February 25, 2008

A NAS A WEEK - 18 SAFAR 1429H

Narrated Abdullah bin Masud: I asked Allah's Apostle, "O Allah's Apostle! What is the best deed?" He replied, "To offer the prayers at their early stated fixed times." I asked, "What is next in goodness?" He replied, "To be good and dutiful to your parents." I further asked, what is next in goodness?" He replied, "To participate in Jihad in Allah's Cause." I did not ask Allah's Apostle anymore and if I had asked him more, he would have told me more.

[Hadith from Sahih Bukhari, Book No. 52: Fighting for the Cause of Allah (Jihaad), Hadith No. 41]

Monday, February 18, 2008

A NAS A WEEK - 11 SAFAR 1429H

[7] Let the man of means spend according to his means: and the man whose resources are restricted, let him spend according to what Allah has given him. Allah puts no burden on any person beyond what He has given him. After a difficulty, Allah will soon grant relief.

[al-Talaaq, 65:7]

Monday, February 11, 2008

A NAS A WEEK - 4 SAFAR 1429H

Narrated 'Umar bin Al-Khattab: Allah's Apostle said, "The reward of deeds depends upon the intention and every person will get the reward according to what he has intended. So whoever emigrated for Allah and His Apostle, then his emigration was for Allah and His Apostle. And whoever emigrated for worldly benefits or for a woman to marry, his emigration was for what he emigrated for."

[Hadith from Sahih Bukhari, Book No. 2 (Belief), Hadith No. 51]

Monday, February 4, 2008

A NAS A WEEK - 26 MUHARRAM 1429H

[69] And those who strive in Our (Cause), We will certainly guide them to Our Paths: for verily Allah is with those who do right.
[al-'Ankabuut,29:69]

Saturday, February 2, 2008

ISDEV MAIN ACTIVITIES IN FEBRUARY 2008

Second Islamic Development Management Seminar: Islamic Research Methodology to be held at Institute of Graduate Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang on 6 February 2008 beginning 8.00 am until 5.00 pmProfessor Muhammad Syukri Salleh will talk on "Popular Versus Academic Writings" at February Graduate Supervision on 15 February 2008 beginning 9.30 am until 12.00 pm at ISDEV
Professor Osman Mohamad will talk on "Psychographic" at ISDEV In-House Seminar on 22 February 2008 beginning 9.30am until 12.00 pm at ISDEV
Dr Zakaria Bahari, leading ISDEV research team on Islamic Capital Market research project, will have his first member of the team to present their findings at the first of the ISDEV four-series In-House Seminar on Islamic Capital Market on 29 February 2008 at ISDEV beginning 9.30am until 12.00 pm
Four main events will take place at ISDEV this month, February 2008. Firstly, on Wednesday 6 February 2008 beginning from 8.30 am until 5.00 pm, there will be Second Seminar on Islamic Development Management themed Islamic Research Methodology. A total of 21 papers will be presented by scholars from USM and other universities throughout Malaysia. Secondly, on Friday 15 February, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh (ISDEV Director) will be speaking on `Popular Versus Academic Writings' at ISDEV Monthly Graduate Supervision, beginning from 9.30 am until 12.00 pm. The lecture is hoped to enable graduate students in particular and other participants in general to differentiate between popular writings and academic writings. Thirdly, on Friday 22 February, Professor Osman Mohamad (School of Management) will deliver a talk on `Psychographic' at ISDEV In-House Seminar, also beginning from 9.30 am until 12.00 pm. The talk is related to the approach of a new ISDEV research project on Islamic Consumer Behaviour. And fourthly, on Friday 29 February, a member of ISDEV research team on `Islamic Capital Market' led by Dr Zakaria Bahari (School of Social Sciences) will begin the first of a four in-house seminar series on Islamic Capital Market, also from 9.30 am to 12.00 pm. The seminar series is meant to provide an opportunity for the team members to present their findings and to others especially ISDEV members to response as well as to benefit from the presentation. The first event will be held at Institute of Graduate Studies while the last three events will be held at ISDEV, School of Social Sciences. All are cordially invited to all the events.