Sunday, September 30, 2012


Narrated Anas ibn Malik: Allah’s Messenger (salallahu 'alaihi wassalam) said, “He who abandons lying, having been false, will have a castle built for him just within Paradise. He who abandons disputing, having been speaking the truth, will have one built for him in the middle of Paradise. He whose character is good will have one built for him in the highest part of it.” [Tirmidhi transmitted this Hadith, saying this is a hasan tradition. The same is said in Sharh as-Sunnah, but in al-Masabih it is called gharib. - Al-Tirmidhi – Hadith Number 4831].

Friday, September 28, 2012


29 - 30 August - With the collaboration of the Social Transformation Platform, ISDEV has successfully organized the 6th ISDEV International Islamic Development Management Conference (IDMAC2012) under the theme of Islamic Management of Human Development. The Conference was held at the Dewan Persidangan Universiti, Universiti Sains Malaysia. Two keynote addresses were delivered during the conference.

The first keynote address was presented by Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh, Director of ISDEV, titled "Conceptualizing Islamic Management of Human Development".

Shortly after his keynote address, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh's book on "Dilema Ummah di Malaysia" was launched.
Book cover of the launched book

On the second day, Chairman of the organizing committee, Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad gave the second keynote address on "Human Development Management in the Islamic Worldview".

Dr Fadzila Azni during her Keynote Address

The 6th IDMAC 2012 saw a total of 40 papers presented with close to 100 participants participating in the two day conference. The presentation of these papers were divided into three concurrent sessions with 14 sub-themes.

Since pictures are worth more than a thousand words, below are some of the pictures that detailed the event marking the 6th IDMAC 2012.


One for the Album - Some of the participants in the 6th IDMAC 2012


C05 packed with ISDEV members 

7 Sept – The benefits of reading, reciting and memorizing “Ayat Kursi” in Surah al-Baqarah verse 255 are enormous and abundant. This was the topic of discussion for the Tazkirah session presented by Ustazah Azrin Ibrahim. According to her, the notable advantages derived from the verse of Ayat Kursi are as follows:

1. Blessings contained therein as mentioned in a Hadith which was reported that Rasulullah SAW said: 

“Qur’an is a great word, and Surah al-Baqarah is the leader of the Qur’an and Ayatul Kursi is the leader of Surah al-Baqarah. In Ayat Kursi there are 50 words and for each word there are 50 blessings and good in it.”

2. A shield to protect one’s self, children and property ;
3. A provider of light in the realm of the grave (‘alam qubur);
4. Increase one’s ability to memorize;
5. Frequent recitation makes one’s own death easy; and
6. As a means to make one’s heart a thankful one (Shakireen).

All ears - ISDEV sisters in rapt concentration 

The tazkirah session was then followed by a discussion led by Ustaz Shakir on books that  can be used as a reference point for his sessions in future on tasawuf.

Sunday, September 23, 2012


And the servants of the Most Merciful are those who walk upon the earth humbly, and when the ignorant address them (harshly), they say (words of) peace [al-Furqan, 25:62].

Tuesday, September 18, 2012


13 - 14 May - The 4th DBP-ISDEV Book Writing Workshop lasted for two days and was held at C05. A total of three Editors from DBP including Tn. Hj Karim A. Bakar participated in this workshop.

Tuan Haji Karim with  Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh in a discussion

The workshop was held in an informal and relaxed manner. Each author was required to make an appointment with their own Editor to meet and discuss further on the progress of their manuscripts.It is hoped that the discussion would benefit the development of their writing.

A DBP Editor, Puan Rokiah, discussing with Encik Razali on his manuscript

Dr Fadzila Azni (second from left) attentively listening to DBP Editor, Puan Julia (left)

The next workshop is scheduled to be held on 12 and 13 June at C05.

Sunday, September 16, 2012


Abu Sa'eed Khudari Radiyallahu 'Anhu says: "After eating Rasulullah Sallallahu 'Alayhi Wasallam read this du'aa: Alhamdulillaahil-ladhi at-amanaa wa-saqaa-naa wa-ja-a-lanaa muslimeen (Translation: Praise be to Allah who fed us, and gave us drink and made us muslims) [Hadith from Shama-il Tirmidhi, Chapter 27. The Words That Of Rasoolullah - Before and After Eating, Hadith Number 004(182)].

Monday, September 10, 2012


27 JULY - This month's ISDEV Graduate Monthly Supervision saw a packed conference of Room C06, at the School of Social Sciences. More than 30 ISDEV members were present for this month's programme.

C06 - Fullhouse with ISDEV members

The programme started with a Tazkirah delivered by Ustaz Shahir Akram who discussed about the benefits that can be derived from observing the fast in conjunction with this holy month of Ramadhan.

A focused Ustaz Shahir giving his Tazkirah

In his speech, he explained that Muslims can obtain a lot of benefits from fasting. Among them are the increase in piety and faith to Allah SWT and to be able to cultivate oneself to be consistent (istiqamah) in doing a job. In addition by fasting one can also remain healthy and active. Thus he urged everybody to take this opportunity in this blessed month to increase the good and pious deeds besides and to perform the fast with sincerity solely for the sake of Allah SWT.

A cool, calm and collected Dr Fadzila Azni taking a breather during her lecture

The programme then continued with the main objective which is the supervision on "Referencing in Thesis According to the APA Format". Dr. Fadzila Azni led this session by providing a detailed explanation on the various situations and styles of citing a reference in the APA format. A lively questions and answer sessions transpired throughout her lecture. 

One of the points prepared and presented by Dr Fadzil Azni 


O my son, establish prayer, enjoin what is right, forbid what is wrong, and be patient over what befalls you. Indeed, (all) that is of the matters (requiring) determination [Luqman, 31:17].

Sunday, September 2, 2012


Assalamu'alaikum Wr. Wb
Alhamdulillah, segala puji kepada Allah SWT dan shalawat untuk junjungan yang mulia Rasulullah SAW.

Walaupun sudah berada di penghujung dari Ramadhan 1433 H, pelajar 
dan alumni ISDEV Aceh yang sudah berada di Banda Aceh mengambil kesempatan untuk tetap merekatkan ukhuwwah Islamiyah dengan mengadakan majlis berbuka puasa yang dilaksanakan di Rumah Makan Istana pada tanggal 16 Agustus 2012.

Majlis berbuka puasa dimaksudkan untuk meraikan teman-teman yang sedang berjuang untuk menyelesaikan perkuliahan di ISDEV USM, menguatkan tali ukhuwwah karena telah lama tak berjumpa dan mendengarkan berbagai informasi terbaru tentang ISDEV dari teman-teman yang baru kembali dari Penang.

Dalam majlis tersebut juga di isi dengan tausiah Ramadhan yang disampaikan oleh Bapak Nizam. Dalam tausiahnya, Bapak Nizam berpesan untuk tetap menjaga semangat perjuangan yang selama ini telah terbina selama menuntut ilmu di ISDEV, bahawa kita berjuang bukan untuk mendapatkan dunia tapi kita berharap Allah ridha terhadap apa yang kita sedang lakukan. Beliau juga mengingatkan anggota majlis berbuka puasa untuk tidak sombong terhadap semua yang telah dicapai. Itu semua adalah kenikmatan yang mesti kita syukuri kepada Allah.

Dalam majlis berbuka puasa IPA-ISDEV (Ikatan Pelajar dan Alumni-ISDEV) dihadiri oleh Muhammad Yasir Yusuf, Bapak Surya Darma, Bapak Meldi, Haris, Bapak Agus dan Bapak Nizam berjalan dengan penuh khidmat dan dilanjutkan dengan shalat berjamaah dan makan malam bersama.

Semoga semangat perjuangan yang telah di dapat selama belajar di ISDEV boleh dibawa dan dibahagi kepada teman-teman lainnya di berbagai institusi, tempat warga ISDEV bekerja.

Saya turut lampirkan photo-photo acara, semoga Allah selalu memberikan keberkahan dan rahmat kepada Prof Syukri dan semua guru-guru ISDEV yang telah mendidik pelajar-pelajar ISDEV dengan hati dan keikhlasan. Tidak ada kebaikan yang disia-siakan oleh Allah. Setiap kebaikan akan dibalas oleh Allah dengan 10 kebaikan lainnya. Amin.


Salam Rindu
Muhammad Yasir Yusuf
Pelajar ISDEV yang Terus Belajar Dari Guru-Guru ISDEV
State Institute of Islamic Studies
Institut agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) Ar-Raniry
Darussalam, Banda Aceh, Indonesia
email: dan 


Yahya related to me from Malik that Muadh ibn Jabal said, “The last advice the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace, gave me when I put my foot in the stirrup was that he said, ‘Make your character good for the people, Muadh ibn Jabal!’ ” [Al-Muwatta – Hadith 47.1.1].