Monday, June 30, 2014


Nurul Izzah (left) receiving a trophy to commemorate her win from Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin 
while Nur Jannah (centre), Director of Yayasan Nurul Yaqeen looks on.

ISDEV once again celebrate its student’s successful achievement and this time, the good news came from both Master and PhD students. Nurul Izzah Md Rodzi won the prestigious and much coveted Yayasan Nurul Yaqeen Best Thesis Award 2014 for the Master’s degree category and received RM10,000 in cash, a trophy as well as a certificate of appreciation.

Nurul Izzah making the news in Bernama and Utusan Malaysia, 26 and 27 June 2014 publications.

Nurul Izzah from the MISDEV’12 (ISDEV Postgraduate Mixed-Mode) cohort graduated from USM last April 2014. Her winning research, supervised by Dr Zakaria Bahari, was on “Sikap Waris Terhadap Pentadbiran Harta Pusaka: Kajian di Unit Pembahagian Pusaka Kecil (UPP) Kedah Utara dari Perspektif Pegawai dan Waris” (Heir’s Attitude on the Administration of Small Intestates: Study at the Small Intestate Distribution Unit of North Kedah from the Perspective of Officers and Heirs).

Meanwhile, RISDEV student (ISDEV Postgraduate Research Mode student), Suraya Ismail who had simply aced her viva last January 2014, had also won a consolation prize in the PhD category.

The two elated ISDEV Alumni members, Suraya Ismail (right) and Nurul Izzah (left).

Suraya Ismail did her research on "Latar Belakang dan Pemikiran Ahli Majlis Penasihat Syariah (MPS) di Malaysia dan Implikasinya ke atas Pembinaan Produk Pembiayaan Perumahan" (Background and the Thoughts of the Syariah Advisory Committee (MPS) Members in Malaysia and Its Implications on the Development of House Financing Products). She was a student under ISDEV Director, Prof. Muhammad Syukri Salleh.

Both of these ISDEV Alumni celebrated their auspicious winnings and recognition for an excellent thesis at the Master’s level as well as PhD level during the Majlis Anugerah Tesis Terbaik Yayasan Nurul Yaqeen 2014 with a book launch on “Transformasi Pemikiran Sarwajagat Jilid Kedua’ on 26 June 2014. The ceremony was held at The Royale Chulan, Damansara officiated by Deputy Prime Minister and the Minister of Education of Malaysia, Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin. The awards were personally presented to the winners by Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin, who is also the chairperson of Yayasan Nurul Yaqeen.

Celebrating their moments with Dr Shukri Hanapi (centre), an ISDEV lecturer, whose writings were featured in the book Transformasi Pemikiran Sarwajagat Jilid Kedua launched that morning.

It is hoped that through awards such as these, ISDEV's commitment to produce high quality theses on Islam could be further acknowledged and appreciated simultaneously bringing glory and honour to the name of Islam. It is also hoped that these quality theses can inspire new ideas and theories that can be used as models for the country's administration and development plans as epitomized in the speech delivered by Deputy Prime Minister Tan Sri Muhyiddin Yassin.

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