Sunday, November 28, 2010


Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: Allah's Apostle said, "There is no Hijra (i.e. migration) (from Mecca to Medina) after the Conquest (of Mecca), but Jihad and good intention remain; and if you are called (by the Muslim ruler) for fighting, go forth immediately [Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 52: Fighting for the Cause of Allah (Jihaad), Volume 4, Hadith Number 42].

Sunday, November 21, 2010


The pilgrimage is (performed in) the well-known months; so whoever determines the performance of the pilgrimage therein, there shall be no intercourse nor fornication nor quarrelling amongst one another; and whatever good you do, Allah knows it; and make provision, for surely the provision is the guarding of oneself, and be careful (of your duty) to Me, O men of understanding [al-Baqarah, 2:197].

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


ISDEV wishing all a happy Eid-ul Adha. May Allah accept our efforts and sacrifices that we have presented before Him for the sake of Him and Islam.

Sunday, November 14, 2010


Narrated Salama bin Al-Aqua': The Prophet said, "Whoever has slaughtered a sacrifice should not keep anything of its meat after three days." When it was the next year the people said, "O Allah's Apostle! Shall we do as we did last year?" He said, ' Eat of it and feed of it to others and store of it for in that year the people were having a hard time and I wanted you to help (the needy)." [Hadith from the Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Volume 7, Book 68: Al-Adha Festival Sacrifice (Adaahi) Hadith Number 476].


Pencalonan adalah dipelawa daripada individu atau institusi untuk Anugerah Tesis Sarjana Terbaik Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Haji Mohd Yassin dan Anugerah Tesis Doktor Falsafah Terbaik Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Haji Mohd Yassin bagi tahun 2011. Maklumat tentang Anugerah ini adalah seperti berikut.

Nomination from individuals and institutions for Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Haji Mohd Yassin Best Master Thesis Award and Tan Sri Dato’ Haji Muhyiddin Haji Mohd Yassin Best Master Thesis Award for 2011 is invited. Details of the Awards are as follows.

Pengendali / Organisers

Pusat Kajian Pengurusan Pembangunan Islam (ISDEV) Universiti Sains Malaysia dan Yayasan Nurul Yaqeen.

Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV) Universiti Sains Malaysia and Yayasan Nurul Yaqeen.

Tujuan / Objective

Mendorong penghasilan tesis Sarjana dan Doktor Falsafah berkaitan Islam dalam pelbagai bidang yang bermutu tinggi dan memberi pengiktirafan yang setimpal serta menerbitkannya untuk dicontohi oleh para sarjana yang lain.

To encourage production of high quality Master and Doctoral Thesis related to Islam in all fields, provide recognition accordingly and publish it for the benefit of other scholars.

Kategori / Categories

1. Anugerah Tesis Sarjana Terbaik / Best Master Thesis

2. Anugerah Tesis Doktor Falsafah Terbaik / Best Doctoral Thesis

Nilai Anugerah / Value of the Award

1. RM 10,000.00 dan Sijil bagi Anugerah Tesis Sarjana Terbaik

RM 10,000.00 and Certificate for Best Master Thesis

2. RM 15,000.00 dan Sijil bagi Anugerah Tesis Doktor Falsafah Terbaik

RM 15,000.00 and Certificate for Best Doctoral Thesis

Calon / Candidates

Terbuka kepada pemegang Ijazah Sarjana dan Doktor Falsafah berwarga Malaysia yang telah menghasilkan tesis berkaitan Islam bermutu tinggi dalam apa jua bidang dan menamatkan pengajian masing-masing dengan jayanya di mana-mana universiti seluruh dunia pada tahun 2010 atau 2011.

Open to Malaysians Master and Doctoral degree holders that have produced high quality thesis related to Islam in any fields and passed successfully with flying colours from universities worldwide in 2010 or 2011.

Pencalonan / Nomination

Boleh dibuat oleh universiti calon atau oleh calon sendiri dengan mengirimkan: (i) surat menyatakan hasrat pencalonan; (ii) borang pencalonan yang telah diisi; (iii) bukti yang mengesahkan calon telah lulus pengajian dengan jayanya; (iv) dua naskhah tesis berkulit keras; dan (v) dua naskhah tesis berkulit lembut kepada:


Pusat Kajian Pengurusan Pembangunan Islam (ISDEV)

Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan

Universiti Sains Malaysia

11800 Pulau Pinang


Could be made by universities of the candidates or by candidates themselves by sending: (i) a cover letter expressing the intention to nominate; (ii) a filled nomination forms; (iii) evidence that the candidate has passed his/her study successfully; (iv) two hard cover copies of the thesis; and (v) two soft cover copies of the thesis to:


Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV)

School of Social Sciences

Universiti Sains Malaysia

11800 Penang


Tesis-tesis yang dikirimkan sama ada berjaya atau tidak, tidak akan dipulangkan.

Theses sent, either successful or otherwise, would not be returned.

Tarikh Akhir Pencalonan / Nomination Deadline

31 Mei 2011 / 31 May 2011

Majlis Penganugerahan / Awarding Ceremony

November 2011

Maklumat Lanjut / Further Information


Pusat Kajian Pengurusan Pembangunan Islam (ISDEV)

Pusat Pengajian Sains Kemasyarakatan

Universiti Sains Malaysia

11800 Pulau Pinang



Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV)

School of Social Sciences

Universiti Sains Malaysia

11800 Penang


Tel: (+6)-04-653 2656 / 3422 / 4601 / 2655

Faks / Fax: (+6)-04-653 2124

Emel / Email:

Laman Web / Website:

Borang Pencalonan / Nomination Form

Friday, November 12, 2010


Meeting in progress

The Assessment Committee of the Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin Best Thesis Award which was chaired by ISDEV Director Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh on Wednesday 10 November 2010 has decided on the winners of the Award for both the Master and Phd Theses.

For the first time since the Award was introduced, there is a winner for the Master Best Thesis Award this year, apart from the PhD winner. They will be announced at an Award Ceremony scheduled to be held either in the middle of December or early January in Kuala Lumpur, depending on the suitability of the Deputy Prime Minister's date. The Deputy Prime Minister himself will present the prizes to the winners, consisting of a certificate each and a total of RM10,000 and RM15,000 for Master and PhD Theses winners respectively.

The decision on the winners was based on the assessments by 63 assessors, who are lecturers of various universities in Malaysia. Their assessments showed an encouraging increase in the quality of the theses nominated, with the winner's mark reaching 4.8, only 0.2 more for the full mark of 5. The nominations come from within and outside Malaysia, by individuals, theses supervisors and awarding degree institutions, totalling 24 PhD theses and 14 Master theses altogether.

The Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin Best Thesis Award has indeed been able to attract high quality Master and PhD Islamic related theses, proving the excellence of those Malaysians producing them.

The nomination for 2011 is now opened and the deadline for the submission of the Master and PhD theses is 31 May 2011. For further details, see

Members of the Assessment Committee

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


ISDEV Director delivering his Monthly Director's Tarbiyyah

29 September, 2010 was a Tuesday afternoon. As usual ISDEV held its Tuesdays meet at the newly refurbished Conference Room of the School of Social Science (C06) at 3pm. That afternoon was slotted for the monthly “Tarbiyah Pengarah ISDEV”. The meet started off with ISDEV Director, Professor Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh, reminding ISDEV members on the importance of developing an Islamic Fraternity and thus use ISDEV as the platform to strive for excellence in the name of Islam.

Prof. Syukri then mentioned that each distinct group has its own subculture. ISDEV too has its own subculture. Thus to develop a subculture which corresponds to Islamic tenets, the subculture must be based on Al-Quran and As-Sunnah. He further mentioned that 4 things need to be ascertained to develop this subculture. The first of which is the “Budaya Ketuhanan” (The Godliness Culture).

The Godliness Culture, which should inherently be present among all Muslim, means that ISDEV members were encouraged to constantly be mindful and alert of his hablumin Allah (relationship with Allah swt) and hablum min al-nas (relationship with other creatures especially one’s parents and teachers). In addition members were reminded to use the resources that Allah swt has promised mankind in order to attain success. Members were also encouraged to constantly strive (ikhtiar) and surrender to Allah’s will (tawakkal).

To sum it up, Prof, Syukri reminded ISDEV members to:

1) be truly obedient to Allah swt;
2) do the best for one’s parents;
3) do the best for one’s teachers;
4) do the best among your friends,
5) be generous and big-hearted,
6) practice husnu al-dzan (positive assumptions at all times), and
7) supplicate (doa) to Allah swt more.

Amongst the ISDEV fratenity

Monday, November 8, 2010


ISDEV with the cooperation of the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS), recently co-organised the 5th International Graduate Workshop 2010 (INGRAW ’10) at the University Conference Hall (DPU) of Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). The two days conference was held with the focussed aim to provide the platform for research students at the Master or PhD levels to present and share their researches to fellow participants.

There were two Keynote Addresses delivered at INGRAW ’10. The first Keynote Address was delivered by ISDEV Director, Professor Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh on “Formulating a Well-Structured Thesis” who had also officiated the opening of the International Workshop. The second Keynote Address was delivered by Associate Professor Dr. Abdul Fatah Che Hamat on “Irregularities Versus Common Mistakes in Thesis”.

INGRAW’10 which was held from 21 September, 2010 to 22 September, 2010 saw a total number of 76 papers presented ranging from topics on “Human Development” to “Poverty and Politics” and from “Islamic Banking and Financing” to “Waqf and Trustee”. The closing remarks for the conference was given by Dr. Mohamad Zaini Abu Bakar, Chairman of the INGRWA’10 Organizing Committee. INGRAW ’10 was officially declared closed by the Dean of IPS, Professor Dr. Roshada Hashim.

First keynote address by Prof Muhammad Syukri Salleh
Second keynote address by Associate Professor Dr Abdul Fatah Che Hamat
Among the participants

Associate Professor Dr Abdul Fatah & Professor Syukri
Closing speech by the Dean of Institute of Postgraduate Studies Professor Roshada Hashim

The participants

Sunday, November 7, 2010


Therefore pray to your Lord and make a sacrifice [al-Kawthar, 108: 2].