Sunday, June 26, 2011


Abu Huraira reported Allah's Messenger (salallahu 'alaihi wassalam) as saying: Charity does not in any way decrease the wealth and the servant who forgives, Allah adds to his respect, and the one who shows humility, Allah elevates him in the estimation (of the people) [Hadith from the Translation of Sahih Muslim, Chapter 17: The Merits of Forgiveness and Humility, Book 032, Hadith Number 6264].

Wednesday, June 22, 2011


On the afternoon of Friday, 17 June, 2011, the Islamic Development Management Section of the School of Social Sciences gave the nod of approval to Farid Wajdi and Mulia Saputra to continue with their PhD theses. They presented their proposals before the ISDEV members at the Conference Room of C06.

Farid Wajdi was first to present his PhD research proposal on “Logo Halal di Sumatera Utara, Indonesia: Undang-Undang, Pentadbiran dan Penggunaan” (The Halal Logo in North Sumatera, Indonesia: Law, Administration and Consumption). He gets the verification to continue with his research proper from Dr Zahri Hamat who evaluated his PhD proposal. Wajdi’s main supervisor is Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh whilst his co-supervisor is Dr. Zakaria Bahari.

Farid Wajdi presenting his PhD proposal

Thereafter Mulia Saputra presented his PhD proposal on “Tadbir Urus Korporat, Pengurusan Pendapatan dan Nilai Firma: Kajian Kes Syarikat-Syarikat Tersenarai di Jakarta Islamic Index (JII), Bursa Efek Indonesia” (Corporate Good Governance, Income Management and Firms’ Value: Case Study of Listed Companies in the Jakarta Islamic Index (JII), Indonesia Stock Exchange). His proposal was assessed by Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad. Saputra is currently conducting his PhD research under the guidance of Dr. Zahri Hamat and Dr. Zakaria Bahari.

Mulia Saputra

Congratulations Farid Wajdi and Mulia Saputra.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

A NAS A WEEK - 18 RAJAB 1432

It is He who sent down tranquillity into the hearts of the believers that they would increase in faith along with their (present) faith. And to Allah belong the soldiers of the heavens and the earth, and ever is Allah Knowing and Wise [al-Fath, 48:4].

Monday, June 13, 2011


Announcing Prof Syukri's Discourse Series

On 6th till 9th June 2011, ISDEV Director Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh was at Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) in Kuala Terengganu, fulfilling his first trip as a Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Business Management and Accounting of the university.

His four-day presence was filled with academic discourses and consultancies, viz. Teaching-Learning Discourse: Heart-to-Heart Method in Teaching-Learning Process on the first day; Graduate Discourse: Proposal Presentation on the second day; Writing Discourse: Integrity in Academic Writing - Free Riderism? on the third day; and Research Discourse: Islamic Research Methodology - Why and What on the fourth day. Academic consultancies with lecturers and graduate students were held in between the discourses.

Professor Muhammad Syukri was appointed as a Visiting Professor of UniSZA since 1st May 2011 till 30th April 2012. He is expected to be at UniSZA two times more during the remaining duration.

Currently Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh is also in his second term of his appointment as a Visiting Professor at Universitas Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara, Medan, Indonesia ending on 30th November 2011. During the last two years, in 2010 and 2011, he was also a Visiting Professor at Institut Islam Hadhari of Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Islamic Finance and Wealth Management Institute (IFWMI) of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia, Visiting Fellow of Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies in Oxford UK, and Visiting Scholar of Islamic Research and Training Insitute (IRTI) of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB) in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.

Some of the participants
A farewell shake hand from Acting Dean of the Faculty of Business Management and Accounting, Dr Ahmad Azrin Adnan (left)

Sunday, June 12, 2011


Some of ISDEV members listening to DBP's lecture

On 24 and 25 May, 2011, ISDEV members were at the Bengkel Pemerolehan Manuskrip (Manuscript Acquisition Workshop) jointly organized by the Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka (DBP) and the School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia. The 19 strong members were briefed by the editorial personnel of DBP on the procedures and process involved prior to submission of any manuscripts. ISDEV members learnt that the secret yet first essential step towards a successful approved manuscript is in the title.

During the second day members were grouped together by DBP at the Conference Room of PPIK and were guided to the formal process of submitting manuscripts in the form prescribed by DBP. All members presented their proposed title of the manuscripts to the DBP officer, totalling 17 altogether.

This has definitely paved the way for ISDEV publication relationship with DBP. The rest as they say is history. ISDEV works written by ISDEV members are definitely on its way for publication by DBP in this near future. DBP in principle has agreed to mark it with a detailed discussion in early July on the publication process and signing of MoU with ISDEV on the endeavour.


A NAS A WEEK - 10 RAJAB 1432

Narrated Al-Mughira bin Shu'ba: The Prophet (salallahu 'alaihi wassalam) used to pray so much that his feet used to become edematous or swollen, and when he was asked as to why he prays so much, he would say, "Shall I not be a thankful slave (to Allah)?" [Hadith from the Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 76: To make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq), Hadith Number 478].

Sunday, June 5, 2011


So be patient for the decision of your Lord and do not obey from among them a sinner or ungrateful (disbeliever) [al-Insaan, 76:24].