Thursday, March 13, 2014


 Dr Zakaria (in yellow shirt) chairing the in-house discussion

An in - house discussion in Corporate Social Responsibility of Islamic Banks, and the Application of Waqf Istibdal in Development which forms a component of the project under ISDEV Research University Team (RUT) led by Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh was held for two days on 13 and 14 February 2014.

 A bird's eye view of the team leader, Dr Zakaria Bahari

The discussion was led by Dr. Zakaria Bahari which also saw the presence of other research team members such as Dr. Asmaddy Haris from USIM, Dr. Azrin Adnan from UniSZA, Dr. Mohd Afendi Mat Rani from UiTM, Dr. Abdul Fatah, Dr. Zahri Hamat and Dr. Sheik Abdullah, all three from USM.

 Dr Zahri presenting his findings

On the first day, the discussion focused on the Corporate Social Responsibility of Islamic Banks project while on the second day the discussion focused mainly on the Application of Waqf Istibdal in Development. In this meet the research team did a checklist on their research milestones since the 3rd RUT Workshop held on November 2012.

Part of the team (from right to left), Assoc. Prof Dr Abdul Fatah, Dr Azrin Adnan and Dr Sheik Abdullah

In addition, members were seen busy collaborating with one another to create suitable questions for the questionnaires as well as to determine the location, date and time to conduct the field work. The in-house discussion was also joined by ISDEV ASTS Murni Yusoff, Azreen Hamiza as well two Research Officers, Lenny Anak Luat and Nur Inani Ismail who are involved in the component of this project. Encik Aziz Tahar, ISDEV Research Executive Officer, who was also in the discussion provided some pointers on how to go about handling the questionnaires so that the research process is much smoother.

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