Friday, May 31, 2013


Dr Bibi Hamida Sayed (right) giving her parting speech

31 May - A simple “Fare Thee Well” was held on 28 May, 2013 at the Meeting Room of C05 in honour of ISDEV Post Doctoral Fellow, Dr. Bibi Hamida Sayed. Both Dr. Bibi and her husband Abdur Raheem, were given the opportunity to deliver a short but heartfelt parting speech to all ISDEV members present.

Dr. Bibi Hamida is an Assistant Professor and teaches the Arabic Language at the J.C.W Peshawar University  in Pakistan. She was attached to ISDEV for her Post Doctoral Fellowship for almost a year embarking on a research on "The Need to Adapt Islamic Literature as Per Modern Contemporary Trends".

Dr Bibi's husband Abdur Raheem (standing) saying his goodbyes in Urdu

Brother Taha (standing) translating Abdur Raheem's  speech

It is hoped that her findings and scholarly writings of her research had not only be of benefit to the academia world but to the entire Muslim community at large.

A solemn atmosphere at C05 upon hearing the farewell wishes

Dr Bibi Hamida would always be welcomed at ISDEV with open arms. ISDEV is indeed grateful that there is a relentless stream of candidates aspiring to be part of ISDEV through the ISDEV Post Doctoral Fellow programme which has a focus intention to spread the beauty of Islam though the academic route.

ISDEV Director, Prof. Syukri presenting Dr Bibi with gifts from the heart

With the existence of this bond of ukhuwwah (brotherhood), a gift from the heart by way of a commemorative souvenir was presented by ISDEV Director, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh to Dr. Bibi Hamida Sayed.

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