Monday, November 2, 2009


On 16 October, 2009 proved to be yet another highlight in the annals of ISDEV activities. Two proposal presentations, one by Brother Muhammad Tahir (PhD Candidate) and another by Brother Ekarat Sitisan (Master Candidate – by Research) were successfully granted approval to proceed with the full research.

Brother Muhamad Tahir, ISDEV PhD candidate from Sulawesi, Indonesia

Brother Ekarat Sitisan, ISDEV M.Soc. Sc. candidate from Bangkok, Thailand

Thereafter ISDEV celebrated all newly-weds members in ISDEV with a brotherly advice on marriage from the Director of ISDEV, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh followed by a cake cutting ceremony.

A collective cake cutting ceremony by ISDEV newly-weds members

The wedding cake
Then came the highlight of the day for the first batch of Master in Social Sciences (Islamic Development Management) (or MISDEV ’08) with the “Majlis Restu Ilmu”. The event proved to be an emotionally charged. ISDEV lecturers gave their blessings and permitted (menghalalkan) the knowledge that they have imparted and shared with MISDEV’08. It brought to light the aspects of habl min al nas (relationship between servants of Allah) from mere idealism to actuality.

Some of the MISDEV08 students

Brother Ismail Shafie (left), representing MISDEV08 students, giving a gift to ISDEV via ISDEV Director Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh (right)

A special farewell cake for MISDEV08 students

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