Saturday, April 30, 2011

ISDEV NEAREST EVENTS, 4-6 MAY 2011

ISDEV GRADUATE DISCOURSE
M SOC SC & PHD PROPOSAL PRESENTATION

4 May 2011 (Wednesday)
9.30am - 12.30pm

ISDEV Meeting Room

9.30 am - 11.00 am
M. Soc. Sc Candidate: Roslan Hassan
Topic: Conflict Management in Shah Alam City Council - An Analysis From Islamic Perspective
Main Supervisor: Dr. Mohamad Zaini Abu Bakar
Supervisor's Representative: Dr. Zahri Hamat
Assessor: Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh

Masa: 11.00 am - 12.30 pm
Candidate: Mohd Shukri Hanapi
Topic: Tasawur of Development in al-Quran: A Study of Tafsir al-Mawdu'iy
Main Supervisor:
Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh
Co-Supervisor: Dr. Mohd Nizam Sahad
Assessor: Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad



INDIVIDUAL GRADUATE SUPERVISION

5 May 2011 (Thursday)
8.00am - 5.00pm
Venue fixed by respective supervisors


ISDEV MONTHLY (COLLECTIVE) GRADUATE SUPERVISION

6 May 2011 (Friday)
9.30am - 12.30pm
ISDEV Meeting Room

1. Tazkirah: "Is It Too Difficult To Write A Thesis?" by Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh
2. Lecture: "Problem Statement and Its Relation to the Background, Objectives and Research Questions" by
Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh
3. Graduate Presentation: Problem Statements
4. Lunch hosted by ISDEV

Presence of all ISDEV graduate students, both RISDEV and MISDEV, are compulsory.

Monday, April 25, 2011

A NAS A WEEK - 22 JUMADA AL-AWWAL 1432


Have you not considered how Allah presents an example, (making) a good word like a good tree, whose root is firmly fixed and its branches (high) in the sky? [Ibrahim, 14:41].

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

DR ZAKARIA AWARDED EXCELLENT SERVICE AWARD

Dr Zakaria at the Awarding Ceremony

ISDEV Management Committee Dr Zakaria Bahari has today been awarded by Universiti Sains Malaysia the Excellent Service Award 2010 . He is one of the eight recipients from the School of Social Sciences. The awarding ceremony was held at Gurney Hotel.

Congratulation Dr Z! Keep up the good work.


Dr Zakaria with ISDEV Director who was together at the ceremony to honour Dr Zakaria's accomplishment

Sunday, April 17, 2011

A NAS A WEEK - 13 JUMADA AL-AWWAL 1432

A dying child was once placed in the lap of the Prophet Muhammad (salallahu 'alaihi wassalam). Tears flowed from the Prophet's eyes. When he was questioned about crying for the child, the Prophet said: "(Tears are a form of) mercy that God has lodged in the hearts of His servants, and God is merciful only to those of His servants who are merciful (to others)" [Hadith from Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Volume 2, Hadith No. 373].

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

TAN SRI MUHYIDDIN MOHD YASSIN BEST THESIS AWARD RESTRUCTURED


L-R: ISDEV Director Prof Muhammad Syukri Salleh, President of Malaysian Senate Tan Sri Abu Zahar Nika Ujang, member of Nurul Yaqeen Foundation's Board of Director Dato' Dr Ismail Ibrahim, and Foundation's Director Nor Zanah Jamari after the meeting

As an effort to improve the management and raise a clearer position of Tan Sri Muhyiddin Mohd Yassin Best Thesis Award at national level, the organisation of the Award is now being restructured as follows:

1. Pending on the approval of relevant authority, the name of the Award is now suggested to be called National Best Thesis Award (Anugerah Tesis Terbaik Negara or Anugerah Tesis Terbaik Kebangsaan);

2. The Central Committee of the Award is consisted of prominent Professors from 5 established universities, viz. Universiti Sains Malaysia, Universiti Malaya, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, Universiti Teknologi Malaysia and International Islamic University Malaysia, as well as the Director of the Foundation, Puan Nor Zanah Jamari and Foundation's member Board of Director Dato' Dr Ismail Ibrahim, and chaired by the President of the Senate Malaysia Tan Sri Abu Zahar Nika Ujang.

3. The management of the Award is now wholly handled by Nurul Yaqeen Foundation, not co-handled by ISDEV anymore. ISDEV requested not to involve so as to allow a smooth prevalence of objectivity and avoidance of conflict of interest during the assessment process of the nominated theses. In consequence, all theses to be nominated for the 2011 Award therefore have to be sent to the Foundation at No. 4, Jln 3/27F, Desa Setapak Wangsa Maju, 53300, Kuala Lumpur, and not to ISDEV anymore. For further queries, contact 03-414 22902 (telephone), or 03-414 23713 (fax),

The above restructuring of the Award has been agreed in a meeting between ISDEV and Nurul Yaqeen Foundation at the office of the President of the Senate Malaysia yesterday, Tuesday 12 April 2011. In the meeting, ISDEV was represented by ISDEV Director Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh while Nurul Yaqeen Foundation by Foundation's Director Puan Nor Zanah Jamari and Board of Director's member Dato' Dr Ismail Ibrahim. The meeting was chaired by Tan Sri Abu Zahar Nika Ujang who is also a member of the Foundation's Board of Director and was entrusted by the Chairman of the Foundation, Deputy Prime Minister YAB Tan Sri Muhyiddin Hj. Mohd Yassin, to oversee the Award.

ISDEV agreed to the restructuring of the Award for the sake of Islam and graduate students who are researching on Islam from their respective specialisations. ISDEV greatly hopes that, through the restructuring, Islam is increasingly honoured both by Muslims and non-Muslims, and high quality theses on Islam could be acknowledged and appreciated accordingly. The new structure is expected to be able to raise the hopes more efficiently, God-willing, as opposed to the limited financial and infrastructural ability of ISDEV.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

AWESOME NEWS YET AGAIN FOR ISDEV - WARJIO EXCELS



ISDEV PhD candidate Brother Warjio had superbly succeeded to defend his viva which was held on Thursday 7 April, 2011 at the Mc Clintock Room of the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS) Building. His PhD Thesis was on “Parti Politik Dakwah di Indonesia: Ideologi, Strategi dan Pencapaian Partai Keadilan Sejahtera (PKS) 1998-2009(Political Da’wah Parties in Indonesia: Ideology, Strategy and Achievements of the Partai Keadilan Sejahtera (PKS) 1998-2000). Warjio’s thesis was supervised by Dr. Zaini Abu Bakar and Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh. He took a minimum duration of just two years to complete his study.

Warjio had confidently answered questions posed by the panel of examiners during the viva chaired by Professor Munirah Ghazali. The three examiners were Professor Dr. Badlihisham Mohd. Nasir of Jabatan Pengajian Dakwah & Kepimpinan, UKM, Dr. Wan Asna binti Wan Mohd Nor @ Wan Zakaria of Pengajian Jarak Jauh, USM and Dr Fadzila Azni of Pengurusan Pembangunan Islam, USM. Dr Zahari Hamat represented the Dean of Social Sciences and Professor Dr Badlihisham who was on post-operation medical leave.

The examiners unanimously gave their recommendation that the thesis is suitable to be nominated for Best Thesis Award (Pure Arts) at the university level.

Before the viva, solatul hajat and doa were held, led by Warjio himself

Then, having breakfast together

And now, the real occasion, Warjio defending his thesis

After the defence and happy decision, Warjio with Board of Examiners

And finally, the thankful feast

A NAS A WEEK - 6 JAMADIL AWWAL

And We charge no soul except (with that within) its capacity, and with Us is a record which speaks with truth; and they will not be wronged [al-Mu'minuun, 23:62].

Saturday, April 2, 2011

A NAS A WEEK - 29 RABI' AL-THANI 1432

Narrated Abu Musa: Some people asked Allah's Apostle, "Whose Islam is the best? i.e. (Who is a very good Muslim)?" the Prophet salallahu 'alaihi wassalam replied, "One who avoids harming the Muslims with his tongue and hands." [Hadith from the Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 2: Belief Volume 1, Hadith Number 11].