Thursday, January 17, 2013


A Confident Dr. Zakaria Bahari presenting his paper:
"Teaching of Islamic Economics: An Analysis of Tawhidic Paradigm"

7 Jan - 4 ISDEV members consisting of ISDEV Director, Prof. Muhammad Syukri Salleh, ISDEV Deputy Director, Dr. Zakaria Bahari together with Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi and Wan Norhaniza Wan Hasan were in Brunei from the 3rd until the 9th of November 2012. The delegates were there to present their research papers at The 2nd International Conference Sultan Omar' Ali Saifuddin Centre for Islamic Studies (SOASCIS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam.

ISDEV Director, Prof. Mohummad Syukri Salleh with his paper
"Human Account in Development Studies: An Islamic Analysis"
Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi presenting his paper : "From Ignorance to Islamic 
Worldview: In Search of an Islamic Philosophical Construct"
Wan Norhaniza Wan Hasan presenting her findings through her paper work:
 "Education Indicators in Development Index: An Analysis
from the Perspectives of Islamic-based Development"

The International Conference was also participated by well-known academicians. They are Distinguished Professor Tan Sri Muhammad Kamal Hassan of the International Islamic University Malaysia, Professor Datuk Osman Bakar (who is also the organizer) of the Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Professor Yasushi Kosugi of Kyoto University, Japan, Professor Abdul Fadl Mohseen Ebrahim of University of KwaZuluNatal, South Africa, Professor Jamil Lee Hee Soo of Hanyang University Seoul, South Korea, Associate Professor Yusuf Ma Zhan Ming of Ningxia University, People's Republic of China, Dr. Alim Fadil Achmat Salie of University of Detroit Mercy, USA, Professor Dato' Md Salleh yaapar of Universiti Sains Malaysia, and Professor Datin Azizan Baharuddin of the Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia.

Among the conference presenters that were present

In addition the delegates from ISDEV took the opportunity to discuss on the prospects of an academic joint venture with the three main universities in Brunei Darussalam. The three universities are Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) dan Kolej Universiti Perguruan Ugama Seri Begawan (KUPU SB). This academic joint venture in the form of research collaborations are nearly realised.

(Right to Left) Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh in discussion with Professor Datuk Dr Osman Bakar , Chair Professor of SOASCIS while Assoc. Prof. Dr. Azman Ahmad, Assistant Vice Chancellor of Universiti Brunei Darussalam looks on

Among the suggested fields of joint research are Hisbah and Ethics in Islamic-based Development (ISDEV-USM with SOASCIS_UBD); the Islamic-based Development Politics in Brunei and Malaysia (ISDEV-USM with UNISSA) and Waqf Development Through Istibdal in Brunei and Malaysia : A Futuristic Study (ISDEV-USM with UNISSA).

At the end of the discussion session with UNISSA representatives

An informal discussion with Deputy Rais KUPU-SB (on the extreme left)

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