Wednesday, March 21, 2012


Suhrawardi (sitting, right) with the Board of Examiners after the viva

18 Jan 2012 - Being hard working and without feeling tired in the pursuit of knowledge, Saudara Suhrawardi is now able to smile because he finally will get the title of Doctor of Philosophy.

Suhrawardi defending his thesis, observed by Dr Zahri Hamat, one of the internal examiners

Located at the Institute of Post Graduate Studies, Universiti Sains Malaysia, almost 50 people from ISDEV consisting of lecturers and students came to support and give full encouragement to the candidate as early as 8.30 am. Before that, solat-ul-hajat as usual was observed by ISDEV's male members at Al Malik Khalid Mosque, USM.

The solat-ul-hajat led by Dr Sukiman from Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Medan

At 9.30am sharp, the viva began. Even though not all ISDEV members could be in the viva room for the lack of space, prayers and support from all of them have never broken even by just watching on the television screen provided at the viva lounge.

The viva in progress: The Board of Examiners listening to the comments from external examiner Professor Dato' Dr Hailani Muji Tahir from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia through tele conferencing

With the presence of his beloved wife who consistently gave her support, Suhrawardi enthusiastically defended his thesis entitled "Cash Waqf of Muhammadiyah of North Sumatera: A Study of Law and Potentials" (Wakaf Tunai Muhammadiyah Sumatera Utara: Kajian Hukum dan Potensi). He was supervised by ISDEV Director Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh and Dr Zakaria Bahari. At the end of the viva voce, the Board of Examiners agreed to pass Suhrawardi with distinction and his thesis be nominated for a Best Thesis Award.

Suhrawardi's wife, Ibu Latifah, congratulating him

A thanksgiving ceremony was held after the viva.

Happy faces of Suhrawardi's friends

A high-tea, to celebrate Suhrawardi's success

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