Sunday, December 27, 2009

A NAS A WEEK - 11 MUHARRAM 1431H

Abu Sa'id Khudri reported Allah's Apostle (salallahu 'alaihi wassalam) as saying: Avoid sitting on the paths. They (the Companions) said: Allah's Messenger, we cannot help but holding our meetings (in these paths) and discuss matters (there). Thereupon Allah's Messenger (salallahu 'alaihi wassalam) said: If you insist on holding meetings, then give the path its due right. They said: What are its due rights? Upon this he said: Lowering the gaze, refraining from doing harm, exchanging of greetings. commanding of good and forbidding from evil [Hadith form Sahih Muslim, Book Number 26: The Book on Salutations and Greetings (Kitab As-Salam), Hadith Number 5376].

Thursday, December 24, 2009

DR FADZILA AZNI WINS AGAIN

Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad receiving the Award from Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Dato' Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin, observed by Higher Education Minister Dato' Seri Mohamad Khaled Norrdin and ISDEV Director Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh

The much awaited and anticipated announcement on the winner of the prestigious Anugerah Tesis Terbaik Y.A.B. Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Bin Haji Mohd. Yassin was finally made known on 23 November, 2009 at the Prince Hotel & Residences in Kuala Lumpur. Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad has done it again with her winning thesis entitled “Management Methods of Islamic Development Institutions In Malaysia”.
As the winner in the category of the Best PhD Thesis Award, Dr Fadzila Azni received a gold medal valued at RM10,000-00, cash of RM5,000-00 and a Certificate which was presented to her by the Deputy Prime Minister of Malaysia Y.A.B. Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Bin Haji Mohd. Yassin.
Opening speech by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Dato' Haji Muhyiddin Haji Mohd Yassin

Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh presenting report analysis of the evaluation of the Award

A speech from the winner
Sharing the happiness with parents
Interviewing by reporters

Winner with ISDEV delegates

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

THE 3RD ISDEV INTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT CONFERENCE SUCCESSFULLY ORGANIZED

The two days 3rd ISDEV International Islamic Development Management Conference (IDMAC) with the theme set on the Islamic Capital Market was successfully organized by ISDEV. The Keynote Address for the Conference “Challenges of Realising Maqasid Al-Shari’ah in Islamic Capital Market” was delivered by Associate Professor Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dato’ Dusuki, Head of Research Affairs, International Shari’ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA). IDMAC which was held from 28 October, 2009 to 29 October, 2009 saw a total number of 17 papers presented ranging from topics on “Fiqh Mu’amalat” to “Sukuk” and from “Shares and Stock Market” to “Islamic Capital Market”. The opening and closing remarks for the conference was given by ISDEV Director Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh and Dr Zakaria Bahari, Chairman of the IDMAC Organizing Committee respectively.

Some of the participants


A participant engaging in a discourse


Keynote speaker Dr Asyraf Wajdi Dato' Dusuki of ISRA (left) receiving souvenier from ISDEV Director Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh (right)

Monday, December 21, 2009

University of Malaya's Researchers at ISDEV

On 17 November 2009, a group of researchers led by Dr Rahimin Affandy (sitting 2nd from left) from Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya visited ISDEV. They have an intellectual discourse with ISDEV Director Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh and ISDEV Associate Fellow Dr Abdul Rahman Haji Abdullah (sitting 3rd and 4th from left respectively) on their research about contemporary Islamic institutions.

Sunday, December 20, 2009

A NAS A WEEK - 4 MUHARRAM 1431H

The number of months in the sight of Allah is twelve (in a year) - so ordained by Him the day He created the heavens and the earth; of them four are sacred: that is the straight usage. So wrong not yourselves therein, and fight the Pagans all together as they fight you all together. But know that Allah is with those who restrain themselves [at-Taubah, 9: 36].

Thursday, December 17, 2009

PHD CANDIDATE HERI KUSMANTO GETS THE APPROVAL TO PROCEED

Heri Kusmanto (middle) presenting his PhD research proposal
The ISDEV fraternity congregated at the Social Sciences Meeting Room (C06) on 30 October 2009 (Friday) for its Monthly Graduate Supervision. This time around it was Heri Kusmanto’s who presented and defended his proposed PhD thesis entitled “Masyarakat Sivil Muslim di Indonesia Setelah Reformasi” (The Muslim Civil Society in Indonesia After Reformation). After receiving comments from his reviewers, Associate Professor Dr Abdul Fatah Che Hamat and Shaikh Abdullah Hassan Mydin, Mr Kusmanto was nonetheless given the unanimous endorsement to proceed with his PhD proper.

Assoc. Prof Abdul Fatah (left) & Shaik Abdullah (right)

Some of the audiences

Sunday, December 13, 2009

A NAS A WEEK - 27 DZULHIJJAH 1430H

Narrated Anas bin Malik: Allah's Apostle (salallahu 'alaihi wassalam) arrived at Medina with Abu Bakr, riding behind him on the same camel. Abu Bakr was an elderly man known to the people, while Allah's Apostle (salallahu 'alaihi wassalam) was a youth that was unknown. Thus, if a man met Abu Bakr, he would say, "O Abu Bakr! Who is this man in front of you?" Abu Bakr would say, "This man shows me the Way," One would think that Abu Bakr meant the road, while in fact, Abu Bakr meant the way of virtue and good. Then Abu Bakr looked behind and saw a horse-rider persuing them. He said, "O Allah's Apostle (salallahu 'alaihi wassalam)! This is a horse-rider persuing us." The Prophet looked behind and said, "O Allah! Cause him to fall down." So the horse threw him down and got up neighing. After that the rider, Suraqa said, "O Allah's Prophet (salallahu 'alaihi wassalam)! Order me whatever you want." The Prophet said, "Stay where you are and do not allow anybody to reach us." So, in the first part of the day Suraqa was an enemy of Allah's Prophet and in the last part of it, he was a protector [Hadith from Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 58: Merits of Helpers in Medina (Ansaar), Hadith Number 250].

Sunday, December 6, 2009

A NAS A WEEK - 20 DZULHIJJAH 1430H

And the first to lead the way, of the Muhajirin and the Ansar, and those who followed them in goodness - Allah is well pleased with them and they are well pleased with Him, and He hath made ready for them Gardens underneath which rivers flow, wherein they will abide for ever, That is the supreme triumph [at-Taubah, 9:100].