Thursday, April 25, 2013


The Malam Graduasi ISDEV

25 April - All the 18 students who registered for the Master in Social Science (Islamic Development Management) in 2011 under ISDEV had successfully completed their studies. As part of ISDEV tradition, the Malam Graduasi ISDEV (ISDEV Graduation Night) is held during the eve of USM Convocation ceremony for the MISDEV ’11 cohort as well as graduating RISDEV students to celebrate their achievements. This year it was held on Friday 12 April, 2013

In celebrating this auspicious occasion 18 MISDEV’ 11 students had successfully completed their Masters Degree while 2 other students had successfully completed their PhDs. With the theme ‘Ruhban fi al- layl wa fursan fi al-Nahar' (similitude of a priest by night and a warrior by day) the event was held the Dewan Utama Pelajar Desasiswa of the Universiti Sains Malaysia.

ISDEV Lecturers (Left to right) Dr Mohd. Shukri, Dr Zahari, Dr Zakaria,
Prof Muhammad Syukri, Dr Zaini and Dr Fadzila Azni

At the event besides the students, ISDEV lecturers including ISDEV Deputy Director, Dr Zakaria Bahari, Dr. Zaini Abu Bakar, Dr. Zahri Hamat, Dr. Fadzila Azni as well as their family members and the students parents, loved ones and relatives were also there to join in the celebration of excellence.

The event began with a congregational Maghrib prayer led by Taha Mohd Omar followed by a brief Tazkirah delivered by Ustaz Shahir Akram as an positive injection to the soul before proceeding with the next item in the programme.

One of the 12 MISDEV'11 students who won the award

As a symbol to the opening ceremony of the event, upon the launch of the night by ISDEV Director, Prof. Muhammad Syukri Salleh, a multimedia presentation on the trials and tribulations that the MISDEV’11 students had gone through for the three semesters were screened. It was then followed by the presentation of certificates for “Outstanding Dissertation” and “Outstanding PhD Thesis Award” by ISDEV Director to the 14 graduates in recognition of their excellence in academic writing.

Recipient of Oustanding PhD Thesis Award - Dr Marlina Ekawaty

Recipient of Oustanding PhD Thesis Award - Dr Heri Kusmanto (left)

This includes two of the outstanding PhD thesis award received by Dr. Marlina Ekawaty and Dr. Heri Kusmanto.

Soutul ISDEV in action

Besides, the award presentation ceremony, guests were also entertained with the rendition of nasheed by the group “Soutul ISDEV” comprising of ISDEV students itself.

ISDEV Director, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh,
delivering the Closing Speech

Before adjourning the event, Prof Syukri Salleh in his closing speech reminded all those who present that the quest and striving hard for knowledge will never end as long as there is interest, effort and the will to pursue and not to fail or to surrender; to seek knowledge regardless of age and strive hard, very, very hard not only for self interest but alos due to one’s love for the beloved sanctity and religion of Islam.

All eyes were on the The Multimedia Presentation

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