Narrated Abdullah: The Prophet said, "The best people are those living in my generation, and then those who will follow them, and then those who will follow the latter. Then there will come some people who will bear witness before taking oaths, and take oaths before bearing witness." (Ibrahim, a sub-narrator said, "They used to beat us for witnesses and covenants when we were still children.") [Hadith from the translation of Sahih Bukhari, Volume 5, Book 57: Companions of the Prophet, Hadith Number 3].
Sunday, May 27, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
|The participants of the 2nd ISDEV RUT Workshop|
Today, and also tomorrow, ISDEV hosts the Second ISDEV Research University Team (RUT) Worskhop. A total of 20 RUT team members and the Fellows of ISDEV Academic Staff Training Scheme (ASTS) presenting a total of 23 papers, written out their first six months research on their respective projects.
|Prof Muhammad Syukri Salleh leads the ISDEV RUT research projects|
The research, entitled Islamic-based Development and led by ISDEV Director Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh, contains 5 projects, viz. the Politics of Islamic Development Strategies, the Construction of the Mould and Index of Islamic-based Development, Ethics and Monitoring System in Human Management, the Corporate Social Responsibility of Islamic Banks, and the Application of Waqf Istibdal in Development.
|The presentation in progress|
Monday, May 21, 2012
|The participants of the Workshop|
A total of five DBP editors were here to guide the ISDEV 20 participants cum authors on book writing.
|DBP editor Sufi checking Prof Syukri's book manuscript|
The main essence of this workshop was to get to know the authors' respective editors, and review the book manuscripts together. The workshop provided the best possible avenue and opportunity for ISDEV budding authors to attain tips and guidance in their writing.
|ISDEV authors discussing with their respective editors|
|Editor Julia (left) checking Wan Norhaneeza's manuscript|
The evening session of the workshop saw a lively open discussion between the editors and the writers. The variety of questions and comments given during the workshop were of benefit to each author in completing their book.
The 3rd DBP-ISDEV Book Writing Workshop then agreed to be held on 19 April 2012.
Sunday, May 20, 2012
The 6th ISDEV International Islamic Development Management Conference (IDMAC 2012): Islamic Management of Human Development
29th – 30th August, 2012, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang
Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV) & Social Transformation Platform
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia
The 6th ISDEV International Development Management Conference is the sixth of a series of initiative to encourage related research in Islamic social sciences perspective, this time in the area of Islamic Management of Human Development. This conference is a continuation of the 5th ISDEV International Development Management Conference with the theme: Islamic Marketing and Asset Management which was held at Universiti Sains Malaysia on 13th – 14th December 2011.
This year, the conference aims to achieve the following objectives:
1) To provide a platform and opportunities for human development management practitioners, managers, scholars, researchers, academicians, graduate students and others from all over the world to engage on an intellectual discourse on Islamic Management of Human Development;
2) To present the latest research findings related to all issues of Islamic Management of Human Development, domestically and internationally, that relate to the philosophy and concepts, issues, challenges, prospects, transformation of Islamic Management of Human Development into a more effective and dynamic field of study and as well as a more vibrant industry;
3) To explore new ideas and issues on Islamic Management of Human Development especially those that could contribute to the transformation of Islamic Management of Human Development that is able to lead to the maximisation of benefits for the ummah.
Islamic Management of Human Development is a fairly new area, deemed to still be at its exploratory stage. As such, we each bear the responsibility in doing our share towards providing the building blocks and strengthening the understanding about the area, resulting into a body of knowledge for the fulfillment of primordial contract (the amanah) between Allah SWT and man, in which a man as servant of Allah SWT, and His vicegerent on earth performs righteous deeds based on tawhidic ethical value. In reality, the existing research on Islamic Management of Human Development has been conducted using conventional research frameworks which place maximizing income, profits or other similar outcomes as the final goal. This should not be the case, and so the situation therefore calls for idea development, discussions, debates and empirical research to be put into action based on Islamic tasawur with goals that are more in line with the Islamic teachings and seek no ultimate results other than the redha (mardathillah) from Allah SWT.
This conference attempts to seek the answers to these problems, as well as to formulate innovative ways and strategies to turn them into actions, implementations and realizations, with forward-looking insights into the keys that could pave the ways to the intended transformation of Islamic Management of Human Development, from the current level to a more highly productive level.
This is a conference that hopes to be able to blend new, innovative and practical minds, unlike the common stereotype, reiterative and rhetorical ones. So are the papers and discussions expected for this conference.
Suggested Sub-themes (relating to human development management)
- Human development management philosophy and concepts
- Management institution
- Business ethics
- Education for human development management
- Monitoring and controlling system
- Globalization issues and challenges
- Environmental development management
- Poverty management
- History and civilization
- Economic and asset management
Those who are interested in the area of Islamic Management of Human Development namely researchers, academicians, practitioners, government officers or postgraduate students.
Submission of Abstract : 20th June 2012
Submission of Full Paper : 20th July 2012
Registration : 29th August 2012
University Conference Hall, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
English or Arab or Malay
1. Paper submitted to the workshop must be original and have not been submitted, presented or published in any other academic meetings and publications.
2. Abstract and full paper must be sent via e-mail. Acceptance of the paper will also be sent via the same.
3. The length of the full paper must not exceed 15 single space pages, excluding tables and figures. The typeface used should be Times New Roman font 12 pt (APA format) with 1 inch margins on the left and right of the page.
4. The title page must clearly indicates:
- Title of the paper
- Name of the author(s)
- Research Field
- Department(s) and affiliation(s)
- Mailing address
- E-Mail address
- Phone numbers
- Fax number
5. Outstanding papers will be considered for publication.
For reservation and information, please arrange directly with the recommended hotels listed below:
Guest House, USM
Guest House, RECSAM
(10 minutes’ drive)
(15 minutes’ drive)
(10 minutes’ drive)
Sri Malaysia Hotel
(15 minutes’ drive)
(5 minutes’ drive)
(15 minutes’ drive)
RM150/USD49 (Studio Suite)
RM185/USD60 (Family Suite)
(15 minutes’ drive)
RM188/USD61 (Bedroom Suite)
RM248/USD80 (2 Bedroom Suite)
Note: All rates are subject to change
Student : RM100.00/USD50
Standard : RM400.00/USD150
The registration fee includes workshop materials, lunches and refreshments.
Abstract & Working Papers:
Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad
Tel: 04-653 4601
Dr. Sharifah Suraya Syed Jamaludin
Email : firstname.lastname@example.org
Tel : 04-6532797
Registration & Fee:
Puan Azrin binti Ibrahim
Tel : 04-6532655
Cik Lenny A/k Luat
Email : email@example.com
Tel : 04-6532655
In line with ISDEV tradition, a special ceremony known as "Malam Graduasi Isdev 10' was held at USM Banquet Hall, to celebrate their success with their family members and loved ones in attendance as well.
A total of 12 students were honoured that night of which six students received the highly regarded "Anugerah Disertasi Cemerlang ISDEV 2012' for the distinction they received in their dissertation writing.
Congratulations to the graduates!
|Dr Suhrawardi (right) receiving ISDEV Outstanding Thesis Award from Prof Muhammad Syukri Salleh (main supervisor) and Dr Zakaria Bahari (co-supervisor)|
|Muhammad Taha receiving ISDEV Outstanding Dissertation Award from ISDEV Director Prof Syukri|
|Shahirah receiving ISDEV Outstanding Dissertation Award from ISDEV Prof Syukri|
|ISDEV Nasyid Group, Shoutul ISDEV, entertains the guests|
Sunday, May 13, 2012
Anas reported that Allah's Apostle (salallahu 'alaihi wassalam) forbade that a person should drink while standing. Qatada reported: We said to him: What about eating? Thereupon he (Anas) said: That is even worse and more detestable (abominable) [Hadith from the translation of Sahih Muslim, Book 023: The Book of Drinks (Kitab al-Ashriba), Chapter 12: Disapproval of Drinking Water while Standing, Hadith Number 5018].
Monday, May 7, 2012
|R-L: Ali Mukti, Prof Muhammad Syukri Salleh and Dr H. Didin Muhafidin|
20 March- This Tuesday's Study Session was a little different than usual. Instead of having a study session, ISDEV played host to 32 visitors from UPMI, Medan, Indonesia. The entourage comprised of 28 students and lecturers, led by UPMI Rector Ali Mukti. ISDEV Director, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh gave his welcoming remarks, followed by a little talk on "Amalgamating Strategy between Districts within the Public Service Effectiveness and Efficiency Framework" by Dr. H. Didin Muhafidin, UPMI's Head of the Public Administration Master's Programme.
Tuesday, May 1, 2012
Narrated Usamah ibn Sharik: I came to the Prophet (salallahu 'alaihi wassalam) and his Companions were sitting as if they had birds on their heads. I saluted and sat down. The desert Arabs then came from here and there. They asked: Apostle of Allah, should we make use of medical treatment? He replied: Make use of medical treatment, for Allah has not made a disease without appointing a remedy for it, with the exception of one disease, namely old age [Hadith from Translation of Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 28: Kitab al-Tibb, Hadith Number 3846].