Sunday, October 30, 2011

A NAS A WEEK - 4 DZULHIJJAH 1432H

Narrated Abu Hurairah: The Prophet said (salallahu 'alaihi wassalam), "Leave me as I leave you for the people who were before you were ruined because of their questions and their differences over their prophets. So, if I forbid you to do something, then keep away from it. And if I order you to do something, then do of it as much as you can." [Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 92: Holding Fast to the Qur'an and Sunnah, Volume 9, Hadith Number 391].

Sunday, October 23, 2011

A NAS A WEEK - 26 DZULQA'IDAH 1432H

Say, "O My servants who have transgressed against themselves (by sinning), do not despair of the mercy of Allah . Indeed, Allah forgives all sins. Indeed, it is He who is the Forgiving, the Merciful." [al-Zumar, 39:53]

Monday, October 17, 2011

DBP-ISDEV BOOK PUBLICATION WORKSHOP

The participants of the Workshop

On Thursday 22 September 2011, a one-day Workshop on Book Publications was held at Social Sciences Conference Room. It was co-organised by ISDEV and Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. A total of 19 proposed titles were presented by ISDEV members (lecturers, Fellows of Academic Staff Training Schemes and PhD students). All were approved. They will be further submitted to the higher authority of DBP for final approval.

ISDEV Director and DBP officer Encik Abdul Karim

The presentation

Encik Abdul Karim commenting on the presentation

Looking through DBP books during tea break

Sunday, October 16, 2011

A NAS A WEEK - 18 DZULQA'IDAH 1432

Narrated Wahshi ibn Harb: The Companions of the Prophet said: Apostle of Allah (salallahu 'alaihi wassalam), we eat but we are not satisfied. He said: Perhaps you eat separately. They replied: Yes. He said: If you gather together at your food and mention Allah's name, you will be blessed in it [Hadith from the Translation of Sunan Abu-Dawud, Book 27: Foods (Kitab Al-At'imah), Hadith Number 3755].

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

INGRAW 2011 - AN INSPIRATION TO ALL PARTICIPANTS

Part of the participants of the INGRAW11

With the cooperation of all ISDEV members, the 6th ISDEV International Graduate Workshop 2011 (INGRAW11) was successfully organized as scheduled. The workshop was held from 11 tilll 12 October at the University's Conference Hall with more than 100 participants attending. Two keynote addresses were delivered, firstly by ISDEV Director, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh with the title 'Liberating Graduate Research on Islam and Muslim', and secondly by ISDEV Deputy Director Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad on 'The Best Thesis: What and How?'.

Participants listening to the two keynote addresses

A total of 77 papers were presented throughout the one and half-day workshop divided into three segments of seven concurrent sessions each. Presenters' working papers were evaluated by Resource Persons who have the required expertise of the field presented in the paper. Besides having USM lecturers as the Resource Persons, there were also invited Resource Persons from outside USM such as Dr Irsyad from Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU), Dr Azrin Ahmad Adnan from Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA) and Dr Warjio from Universitas Medan Area (UMA). The presenters benefited from the various feedback, input, comments and new ideas given by the Resource Persons to improve the quality of their research and written thesis, wherever felt needed.
.The solicited Resource Persons with Prof Syukri (l-r): Dr Irsyad Lubis from Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU), Dr Ahmad Azrin Adnan from Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Prof Syukri and Dr Warjio from Universitas Medan Utara (UMA)

The closing ceremony took place on the noon of the second day by Professor Roshada Hashim, the Dean of the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS), Universiti Sains Malaysia. INGRAW 2011 ended with positive vibes that each and every participants will surely cherish and instill themselves the determination to produce the very best in writing their thesis.

Prof Syukri with participants from Yemen and Aceh

The two day presentations
Book selling & Registration

Sunday, October 9, 2011

A NAS A WEEK - 11 DZULQA'IDAH 1432

Do the people think that they will be left to say, "We believe" and they will not be tried? [al-'Ankabut, 29:2].

Friday, October 7, 2011

INGRAW11 IS SET TO GO


The 6th ISDEV International Graduate Workshop, or popularly known as INGRAW11, is set to go off on Tuesday 11 till Wednesday 12 October next week as scheduled. A total of 88 papers will be presented in seven concurrent sessions, with a participation of about 120 participants. Two keynote addresses will be delivered by ISDEV Director Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh and Deputy Director Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad. Professor Syukri will talk on Liberating Graduate Research on Islam and Muslim, while Dr Fadzila Azni will talk on The Best Thesis: What and How?.

The Workshop, an ISDEV annual event, is co-organised by ISDEV and Institute of Graduate Studies (IPS). It will be held at the University's Conference Hall. The closing ceremony will be done by the Dean of the IPS, Professor Roshada Hashim. For further enquiries, get in touch with the INGRAW11 Secretariat at secretariat.ingraw@gmail.com


Sunday, October 2, 2011

A NAS A WEEK - 4 DZULQA'IDAH 1432H

Narrated Ibn 'Abbas: The Prophet salallahu 'alaihi wassalam said, "There are two blessings which many people lose: (They are) health and free time for doing good." [Hadith from the Translation of Sahih Bukhari, Book 76: To make the Heart Tender (Ar-Riqaq), Volume 8, Hadith Number 421].

Saturday, October 1, 2011

ISDEV TA'ARUF NEW STUDENTS


New MISDEV students being given a shahabah each from amongst their seniors to help them familiarise with ISDEV academic culture and lifestyle

15 Sept – It has become a tradition for ISDEV to welcome its new postgraduate students with a simple but colourful ceremony. This year, the number of Master Mixed-Mode students (MISDEV11) registered with ISDEV increased to 21 as compared to the 13 of the MISDEV10 last year. ISDEV took this opportunity to celebrate them as a symbolic gesture that they are welcomed warmly by all ISDEV members.

The event was divided into several slots. ISDEV Associate Members (Ahli Bersekutu ISDEV, ABI) took this opportunity to introduce to the new students ISDEV lecturers, students, ISDEV ethos and culture as well as the achievements of various ISDEV members.

Towards the end of the event, the Director of ISDEV Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh gave his closing remarks and useful advice for them. He hoped that this new batch of students would not only be able to continue the excellent achievements of the previous batch of students but also to move ISDEV further towards a more rapid progress, InshaAllah.

Some of the new MISDEV11 students


The fully packed Conference Room during the welcoming ceremony