Thursday, August 16, 2012


Prior to Breaking of Fast:  ISDEV members reciting the doa after the tahlil
26 July - ISDEV Director, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh together with his beloved family broke the Ramadhan fast on the night of Thursday, with all ISDEV members at the Banquet Hall, Universiti Sains Malaysia. About 100 members consisting of lecturers and students gathered for this ISDEV annual faith-filled event. 

ISDEV members in preparation  to break the fast 

According to Prof Muhammad Syukri in his opening speech, Muslims abstain from food and liquid during the daylight hours of the holy month of Ramadhan and break the fast at sunset. The breaking of fast together is a way to share Islamic traditions and enjoy a meal together in friendship. Sharing food with others is an important part of marking the holiest month in Islam. Everybody is commanded to be very generous.

 ISDEV members awaiting the azan to break the fast 

Guests at the dinner broke the fast with dates, te traditional way to end a Ramadhan fast and other fruits as well as with some  traditional Malay 'kueh'. The congregational Maghrib prayer took place after having a simple brake with Ustaz Shahir Akram leading the jema'ah . He was  also the Imam for the congregational Isya'  prayer as well.

ISDEV Director, Professor Muhammad Syukir Salleh (in blue) enjoying the sumptuous spread

Guests then dined on the Malay-styled dishes and took this opportunity to acquaint with ISDEV family members. Indirectly, this will strengthen the relationship among ISDEV members.

As One - ISDEV members during the congregational prayers

The event came to an end when the Tarawih prayer took place which was led by Ustaz Wan Khairul Firdaus. May this event received the blessings of Allah SWT and that everyone is given the physical and mental strength to continue with their fast in this holy month of Ramadhan.

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