Tuesday, February 28, 2012

ISDEV SIGNS MOU WITH DBP TO PUBLISH 20 TITLES OF BOOKS

The signing of the MoU in progress, witnessed by the Penang TYT, Tun Dato' Seri Utama (Dr) Hj Abdul Rahman Hj Abbas

5 Jan 2012 - In conjunction with the Vice Chancellor Annual Message at DTSP USM, Pulau Pinang, a signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) and ISDEV was held. The 5-year MoU consists of an agreement between both parties to publish 20 titles of books, of which ISDEV agrees to write/provide the book manuscripts while the DBP agrees to publish them.

The MOU was signed by USM Vice Chancellor Professor Dato' Dr Omar Osman on behalf of ISDEV and the Director of DBP Tarmizi Hj Aziz on behalf of DBP. It was witnessed by Penang TYT Tun Dato' Seri Utama (Dr) Hj Abdul Rahman Hj Abbas.

A word of thanks from the TYT
Some of ISDEV members at the MoU signing ceremony
ISDEV Director Prof Muhammad Syukri Salleh with DBP officers

Sunday, February 26, 2012

A NAS A WEEK - 5 RABI'UL TSANNI 1433H

Narrated Abu Umamah The Prophet (salallahu 'alaihi wassalam) said: I guarantee a house in the surroundings of Paradise for a man who avoids quarrelling even if he were in the right, a house in the middle of Paradise for a man who avoids lying even if he were joking, and a house in the upper part of Paradise for a man who made his character good [Hadith from the Translation of Sunan Abu Dawud, Book 41: Kitab al-Adab, Hadith Number 4782].

Sunday, February 12, 2012

A NAS A WEEK - 20 RABI'UL AWWAL 1433

Indeed, Allah confers blessing upon the Prophet, and His angels (ask Him to do so). O you who have believed, ask (Allah to confer) blessing upon him and ask (Allah to grant him) peace [al-Ahzab, 33:56].

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

ISDEV'S IDEAS IN MILENIA MUSLIM

Ideas of three ISDEV members have appeared in the January 2012 issue of Milenia Muslim. Prof Muhammad Syukri Salleh in his column talked about the implications of halal foods; Dr Zahri Hamat talked about the rate of zakat; and Ustaz Mohd Shukri Hanapi talked about the desire for consumption. Below are the said ideas.


Professor Syukri's article


Dr Zahri's ideas
Ustaz Shukri's article

Monday, February 6, 2012

A NAS A WEEK - 13 RABI'UL AWWAL 1433

Narrated By Abu Huraira : The Prophet said, "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." [Hadith from Sahih Bukhari Volume 009, Book 092: Holding Fast to the Qur'an and Sunnah, Hadith Number 391].

Sunday, February 5, 2012

KNOWLEDGE BLESSING NIGHT FOR MISDEV10

29 Dis- Three semesters have passed. The 12 Master (Mixed-Mode) students, or popularly known as MISDEV10, have completed their study. For this, a special ceremony known as Knowledge Blessing Night (Malam Restu Ilmu) was held at the Banquet Hall, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang.

The Director of ISDEV, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh in his welcome speech stressed that the main objective of the ceremony was to formally permit all the knowledge poured to the students to be practised, used and disseminated to wider society.

Symbolic gestures then followed. The students came to each lecturers, hugging and shaking hands, asking for forgiveness, blessings and permission to practise, utilise and disseminate the knowledge they got from the lecturers.

It was indeed a sad night, but on the face of each students there was a glimpse of happiness - a happiness that contains hundreds of fond memories.

Congratulations MISDEV10.