Sunday, May 27, 2012

A NAS A WEEK - 7 RAJAB 1433

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].
   

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

THE SECOND ISDEV RUT WORKSHOP

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
The Acting Dean of the Social Transformation Research Platform Professor Osman Mohamad opens the Workshop, witnessed by a total of more than 50 participants, including research team members from Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM), Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (UniSZA), Universitas Sumatera Utara (USU), Universitas Medan Area (UMA), Institut Agama Islam Negeri Sumatera Utara (IAIN SU) and participant from Universiti Utara Malaysia (UUM).
Professor Osman Mohamad
(R-L): Dr.Asmaddy Haris of USIM, Dr Warjio of UMA, Khairul of ISDEV and Dr Afendi of UiTM
Dr. Ahmad Azrin Adnan of UniSZA
Dr. Mohd Afendi Mat Rani of UiTM

Monday, May 21, 2012

THE 2ND DBP-ISDEV BOOK WRITING WORKSHOP

The participants of the Workshop
7 March - Located at Conference Room C06, School of Social Sciences, the 2nd DBP-ISDEV Book Writing Workshop was successfully held. The one-day workshop was a continuation from the first workshop that was held last February.

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.
Dr Shariffah Suraya (left) listening comments from Editor Abdul Karim

Sunday, May 20, 2012

CALL FOR PAPERS 6TH IDMAC - ISLAMIC MANAGEMENT OF HUMAN DEVELOPMENT

The 6th ISDEV International Islamic Development Management Conference (IDMAC 2012): Islamic Management of Human Development
 
29th – 30th August, 2012, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang
 
Organized by:
Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV) & Social Transformation Platform
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia
Introduction
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.
Rationale
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)
  1. Human development management philosophy and concepts
  2. Management institution
  3. Business ethics
  4. Education for human development management
  5. Leadership
  6. Monitoring and controlling system
  7. Globalization issues and challenges
  8. Environmental development management
  9. Poverty management
  10. History and civilization
  11. Economic and asset management
Participants
Those who are interested in the area of Islamic Management of Human Development namely researchers, academicians, practitioners, government officers or postgraduate students.
Important Dates
Submission of Abstract        : 20th June 2012
Submission of Full Paper     : 20th July 2012
Registration                         : 29th August 2012
Venue
University Conference Hall, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Penang, Malaysia
Language
English or Arab or Malay
Conference Procedure
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.
Accommodation
For reservation and information, please arrange directly with the recommended hotels listed below:
PLACE
TELEPHONE
ROOM RATE
Guest House, USM
(within campus)
04-6532030
RM110/USD36 (Premium)
RM130/USD42 (Deluxe)
RM170/USD55
RM190/USD62
RM210/USD68
Guest House, RECSAM
(10 minutes’ drive)
04-6597928
RM80/USD26
RM85/USD28
RM130/USD42
Equatorial Hotel
(15 minutes’ drive)
04-6438111
RM255/USD82
RM340/USD110
RM370/USD120
Vistana Hotel
(10 minutes’ drive)
04-6468000
RM185/USD60
RM313/USD101
Sri Malaysia Hotel
(15 minutes’ drive)
04-6429452
RM140/USD45
RM160/USD52
Anggerik Villa
(5 minutes’ drive)
04-6583760
RM40/USD13
RM45/USD15
RM55/USD18
RM65/USD21
B Suite
(15 minutes’ drive)
RM150/USD49 (Studio Suite)
RM185/USD60 (Family Suite)
Krystal Suite
(15 minutes’ drive)
RM188/USD61 (Bedroom Suite)
RM248/USD80 (2 Bedroom Suite)
Note: All rates are subject to change                     
Registration Fees

Student    :  RM100.00/USD50
Standard  :  RM400.00/USD150

The registration fee includes workshop materials, lunches and refreshments.



Communication

Abstract & Working Papers:                

Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad
Tel: 04-653 4601

Dr. Sharifah Suraya Syed Jamaludin
Email : sharifah@usm.my
Tel : 04-6532797

Registration & Fee:

Puan Azrin binti Ibrahim
Tel : 04-6532655

Cik Lenny A/k Luat
Tel : 04-6532655


Conference website : http://sixthsecretariat-idmac.blogspot.com
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ISDEV GRADUATION NIGHT

 


20 April - After three semesters struggling through the challenges of the Masters in Social Sciences (Islamic Development Management) programme, now MISDEV'10 students could finally find relief and bask in the glory of their success. They had completed their studies at the Masters level and officially graduated from ISDEV.

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
Juniza's family

ISDEV Nasyid Group, Shoutul ISDEV, entertains the guests

















A NAS A WEEK - 29 JAMADIL AKHIR 1433H

Go forth, whether light or heavy, and strive with your wealth and your lives in the cause of Allah . That is better for you, if you only knew [al-Tawbah, 9: 41].

Sunday, May 13, 2012

A NAS A WEEK - 22 JAMADIL AKHIR 1433

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

TUESDAY'S STUDY SESSION REPLACED BY HOSTING UPMI DELEGATES

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.







A NAS A WEEK - 15 JUMADAL AKHIR

"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." [Surat Luqmān (31:17)]

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A NAS A WEEK - 10 JUMADAL AKHIR 1433

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].