ISDEV PhD Candidate Brother Muhammad Tahir has submitted his PhD thesis on 24 September, 2010. The title is “Methods and Pracitice of Tazkiyah an-Nafs in Islamic-Based Development: A Case Study of the Koperasi Pondok Pesantren (KOPONTREN) Daarut Tauhid Bandung, Indonesia (Kaedah Dan Amalan Tazkiyyah Al-Nafs Dalam Pembangunan Berteraskan Islam: Kajian Kes Koperasi Pondok Pesantren (Kopontren) Daarut Tauhiid, Bandung, Indonesia).
He has been working with ISDEV Director Professor Dr Muhammad Syukri Salleh and ISDEV Management Committee Member Dr Mohamad Zaini Abu Bakar.
Viva voce for the thesis is expected to be held sometime in November 2010. When the exact date is confirmed, a mock viva will be held at ISDEV to train him to face the real viva voce.
Whilst waiting for his viva, Brother Muhammad Tahir, who hails from the island of Sulawesi Indonesia, is currently busy with activities that are spiritual as well as intellectual and physical in nature including writing articles for publication in journals.
Listening to Muhammad Tahir's presentation of his thesis at ISDEV before he was allowed to submit it