The two candidates were given 20 minutes each to present their PhD thesis. The first Phd candidate was Sunaryo (pic. above) who presented his thesis " Pengaruh Faktor-faktor Dominan Terhadap Kesetiaan Muslim di Perbankan Syariah Malang, Indonesia" (Influential Dominant Factors on Muslim Customers' Loyalty in Malang Syariah Banks, Indonesia) while the second PhD candidate, Suhrawardi presented on "Wakaf Tunai Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara: Kajian Hukum dan Potensi" (Northen Sumatera Muhammadiyah Cash Waqf: Study in Rulings and Potentials).
Second PhD candidate- Suhrawardi
Both of the these candidates tried their best to explain in details the contents of their theses. Scores of questions to them ensued their presentations which included questions fielded by ISDEV Director, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh.
After a detailed evaluation and comments given by ISDEV lecturers, both of them finally received the good news that they could proceed to the next stage of their PhD theses with modifications to be carried out based on the feedback given by the evaluators - Dr Zahri Hamat for Sunaryo's thesis and Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad for Suhrawardi's thesis.
They were elated with joy upon hearing that they have been given the endorsement to submit their thesis proper. Both candidates expressed their gratitude to Allah SWT and to their respective supervisors and co-supervisors for the guidance in helping them in writing their thesis.
Heartiest Congratulations Sunaryo and Suhrawardi!
Associate Professor Dr. Abdul Fatah giving his comments