Saturday, May 15, 2010


After being in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia for about two weeks, the Acting Director of ISDEV Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad and Associate Researcher Br. Ahmad Azrin Adnan have finally left for Malaysia this evening.

Dr Sukainah and Br. Azrin with Prof Syukri (middle) at IDB entrance

Their missions at the Islamic Research and Training Institute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) were concluded on Wednesday 12 May 2010 with a presentation at IRTI Staff Seminar. Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad presented a paper on Fundamentals of Islamic Management Methods while Br. Ahmad Azrin Adnan on Theoretical Framework of Islamic Consumer Behaviour.

The IRTI Staff Seminar
Prior to that, Dr Fadzila and Br. Azrin held discourses with prominent Islamic economists Dr Muhammad Umer Chapra and Dr Salman Syed Ali on their respective papers related to the above topics, while simultaneously undertook library research at the IDB library.

Dr Muhammed Umar Chapra commenting on Br. Azrin's paper

In between their missions at IRTI, they also have chances during the weekends to perform umrah in Mekkah and visit Masjid Nabawi in Madinah.

Ready for umrah [at al-Waleed Royal, al-Ghazza, Mekkah]

At Masjid Nabawi, Madinah

To them, their missions at IRTI were indeed very interesting and fruitful. They are hoping to come again to IRTI and stay for a longer period.

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