Thursday, January 23, 2014


TYT Pulau Pinang launches the ISDEV-DBP books

The tireless efforts of 13 writers from ISDEV (Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies) were paid well when their books were officially launched during the Vice-Chancellor New Year’s Message for 2014 held at the Dewan Tunku Syed Putra, Universiti Sains Malaysia on 8 January, 2014.

 TYT launches one of the 12 ISDEV-DBP books

It was more exciting when all the 12 books showcasing the close knit collaboration between ISDEV and Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) was officially launched by the Yang Di-Pertua Negeri of Pulau Pinang, Tuan Yang Terutama Tun Abdul Rahman Abbas.

 Professor Ulung Tan Sri Dr. Kamal Hassan introducing the 12 books

All 12 books centre around Islamic development and analyzed issues ranging from economics, social and political, asset management, and health among others based on the Islamic worldview and episteme. ISDEV Director Prof. Muhammad Syukri Salleh said the publication of the books by DBP is expected to contribute to the development of the society with Islamic values. He added that what was more remarkable was that all the 12 books were the results of the hard work and persistent commitment given by ISDEV members under the strict guidance and advice from the professional team of DBP's editors.

 One of the presentation slides acknowledging ISDEV's achievements

 Six of the twelve ISDEV-DBP book covers 

The process in the makings of these books started as early as January 2012, and with the close rapport forged between ISDEV members and DBP's editors, these books were successfully completed within the prescribed period of time albeit the struggles and juggling of various responsibilities that each ISDEV member had to handle. With this display of ability, working hard within the time frame prescribe, ISDEV is confident of producing more scholarly books for the market with a target of 20 books to be published by early next year.

 TYT presenting a souvenir to the authors "Urus Harta Urus Iman"
Shereeza (right) and Nur Inani (left)

Prof Syukri expressed his gratitude to the DBP editors for their professional guidance and relentless support. He also thanked the authors for their hard work in making the official launch of these 12 books a reality that day. ISDEV would be known not only as a center of study but is also capable of providing spiritual food to the spiritual-deficient community that hungers for reading materials based on Islamic worldview and episteme.

 In the media - the crew from TV Al-Hijrah interviewing Prof Syukri Salleh

Also present at the ceremony were YBhg. Professor Ulung Tan Sri Dr. Kamal Hassan who introduced these books by providing a brief review of each of the books and YBhg. Prof. Dato' Seri Dr. Md. Salleh Yaapar, Chairman of the Board of Governors of DBP and USM Vice Chancellor, YBhg. Professor Dato' Dr. Omar Osman.

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 The 13 authors of the 12 ISDEV-DBP books with ISDEV Director,
Professor Syukri Salleh (front, center)

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