Tuesday, March 29, 2016


The close knit collaboration between the Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) continues when ISDEV Director, Professor Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh handed over another batch of 13 new manuscripts written by ISDEV members to DBP during his one week working framework in Kuala Lumpur recently.
A joint meeting on the ISDEV-DBP book publication between Prof.  Syukri (2nd from right) with Head of General Books Department, Dr. Amran (2nd from left), Editors Tuan Haji Arshad (left) and Puan Rohaida.
Besides submitting the manuscripts, Prof. Syukri also attended a meeting on ISDEV-DBP book publication collaboration with the Head of the General Book Department, Dr. Amran Joned as well as two Editors, Tuan Haji Arshad and Puan Rohaida. The meeting which was held on 21 March 2016 among others, reached a consensus to launch these books by early 2017. It is understood that there are other manuscripts to be submitted. The target of at least 20 books-a-year to be published as expressed by Prof. Syukri at the launch of the first ISDEV-DBP books published in 2014 may indeed be realised. So far the ISDEV-DBP collaboration has published a total of 27 books - 12 launched in 2014 and another 15 in 2015. The topics of the published books ranged from economics, social and political, asset management to general health among others, are all based on the Islamic worldview and episteme.
Aminah Janang - Editor of "Dewan Masyarakat" magazine welcomes written
contributions from ISDEV members.
In addition, Prof. Syukri also held a discussion with the Editor of “Dewan Masyarakat” magazine, Aminah Janang on the contribution of the written articles for the magazines' editorial. This will help ISDEV members to take hold of the opportunity to contribute ideas as well as enhance their writing skills and disseminate ISDEV ideas to the public. 
A sharing moment by Prof. Dato' Dr. Sidek Baba (right) on his Islamic struggles.
In addition to these discussions and meetings, Prof. Syukri also had the opportunity to pay a cordial visit to meet and discuss with a well-known Islamic intellectual figure Professor Dato' Dr. Sidek Baba. Prof. Dato' Sidek who is active in Islamic missionary activities within the Islamic countries as well as countries in the Occident. Prof. Dato' Sidek shared his experience as well as his fervour for Islam with Prof. Syukri. It is therefore not surprising that Prof. Dato' Sidek was conferred the Anugerah Perdana Maulidul Rasul 1429H at the National Level during Malaysia's Maulidul Rasul Celebrations on March 9, 2009.

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