Sunday, October 25, 2009

A NAS A WEEK - 7 DZUL QA'IDAH 1430H

But teach (thy Message) for teaching benefits the Believers [Al-Dzaariyaat, 51: 55].

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

In September, the frenzied atmosphere that surrounded the first batch of Masters Students in Islamic Development Management (MISDEV ’08) were felt as the due date for the submission of their written dissertation edged closer and closer. Although not a mandatory requirement, four students from MISDEV ’08 volunteered to present and shared their findings which were slotted for in three consecutive Fridays of September – all during the month of Ramadhan. The intellectual discourse for these students proved to be beneficial as the feedback received from the reviewers appointed allowed the students to improve on their dissertation before the final submission.

Dissertation presentation by Zaleha Embong

Dissertation presentation by Hasliza Saad

Dissertation presentation by Shereeza Dissertation presentation by Mohd Zulhafiz

In the midst of the dissertation fever felt by MISDEV ’08, the blessed fasting month did not pass by ISDEV idly. To celebrate in the barakah found in the month of Ramadhan, ISDEV feasted its members on 11 September, 2009 at the Dewan Bankuet, USM to iftar (the breaking of fast) which was followed by tazkirah and the congregational prayers of maghrib, then isya and the nawafil tarawikh prayers.

Iftar
Iftar

MISDEV09 Students with Prof Syukri's wife and daughter (4th & 5th from right respectively) at ISDEV's Iftar

The Chairman of the ISDEV's Iftar Organizing Committee Dr Zakaria Bahari (left) and ISDEV Director Prof Syukri (right)

Monday, October 19, 2009

DR FADZILA AZNI AHMAD IS ISDEV NEWLY APPOINTED DEPUTY DIRECTOR

ISDEV is steadily but surely growing. With this growth, more responsibilities and more challenges await. As such the appointment of Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad (or affectionately known as Dr Sukainah among ISDEV members) as the Deputy Director of ISDEV came as no surprise. In fact it is news that is greatly anticipated by many within ISDEV. Her appointment as ISDEV 1st Deputy Director which commenced from 15 May, 2009 until 31st December, 2011 is definitely a boost to ISDEV and an indication of ISDEV growing recognition.

Heartiest Congratulations to Dr Fadzila Azni!

Sunday, October 18, 2009

A NAS A WEEK - 1 DZUL QA'IDAH 1430H

Narrated Abu Huraira: The Prophet said, "A believer is not stung twice (by something) out of one and the same hole."[Hadith from Sahih Bukhari, Volume 8, Book No. 73: Good Manners and Form (al-Adab), Hadith No. 154].

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

AMIDST THE SILENCE: ISDEV A BUZZ WITH ACTIVITIES IN AUGUST AND SEPTEMBER

It has been said that time and tide waits for no man. ISDEV is surely not exempted from the ticking of time too. Amidst the apparent silence ISDEV has been a buzzed with activities in these past three months.

In August, whilst the majority of USM fraternity were basking in the mid-semester break, ISDEV members were busy organizing and simultaneously participating in the 4th International Graduate Workshop held at Dewan Persidangan Universiti, USM on 18 – 19 August, 2009. A total of 61 working papers were presented of which participants from varied international background congregated at the said workshop. There were two keynote addresses which were aptly themed on “Academic Integrity”. Director of ISDEV, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh, the first key note speaker talked about Academic Integrity in Writing whilst the second key note speaker, Dr. Mohammad Zaini bin Abdu Bakar delivered his address on the second day about Academic Integrity in Research.

Certificate of Participation

Dr Zakaria (left) from USM and Avrizal (right) from Medan


Registration: Sunaryo from Malang, Indonesia (left) and Dr Masakaree Ardae from Thailand (right)

Registration

The Conference


The Dean of the Institute of Postgraduate Studies, Prof Roshada Hashim (left) receiving a gift from the Chairman of the Organizing Committee, Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad (right) after closing the Conference

More events have been planned for the month of October. Recently MISDEV’09 organized an intellectual trip to the headquarters of HPA in Perlis (with a shopping spree to Padang Besar and a bite at Radix Fried Chicken in Alor Star). In the pipeline for this month are as follows:

1) Four proposal presentations of ISDEV postgraduate students by research on 16th and 30th October respectively
2) Feast for ISDEV newly-wed members on 16th October
3) Farewell feast for MISDEV ’08 coupled with “Majlis Restu Ilmu” on 16th October, and
4) The 3rd ISDEV International Islamic Development Management Conference: Islamic Capital Market on 28-29th October and
5) Monthly Graduate Supervision on 30th October


Prof Syukri giving an introductory lecture in the bus on a trip to HPA in Perlis

ISDEV Post-Doctoral Fellow Dr Miftah Rohim delivering tazkirah on the journey to HPA in Perlis

Dinner at Radix Fried Chicken restaurat in Alor Setar, Kedah

From left: Mohd Amin, Mohd Zulhafiz and Ekarat Sitisan at the Radix Fried Chicken restaurant

Sunday, October 11, 2009

A NAS A WEEK - 23 SHAWWAL 1430H

"... Help ye one another in righteousness and piety, but help ye not one another in sin and rancour: fear Allah: for Allah is strict in punishment." [al-Maaidah, 5: 2; Translation by Abdullah Yusuf Ali]

Sunday, October 4, 2009

A NAS A WEEK - 16 SHAWWAL 1430H

Narrated Samurah ibn Jundub: The Prophet (salallahu 'alaihi wassalam) named our cavalry "the Cavalry of Allah," when we were struck with panic, and when panic overtook us, the Apostle of Allah (salallahu 'alaihi wassalam) commanded us to be united, to have patience and perseverance; and to be so when we fought [Hadith from Sunan Abu Dawud, Book No. 14: Jihad, Hadith No. 2554].