Monday, June 20, 2016

FAMILY TIES @ ISDEV IFTAR RAMADHAN 1437H

Getting the venue ready for the Majlis Berbuka ISDEV.
Love and brotherhood is very much emphasized at the Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV). In conjunction with the Blessed Month of Ramadhan, ISDEV took the opportunity to strengthen family ties by holding an Iftar (the breaking of fast) which was held on June 16, 2016 at Lantai Seni, Kompleks Cahaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia. It has become a must-event in the annual programme of ISDEV and so when Ramadhan is here, ISDEV members look forward to the Majlis Berbuka Puasa ISDEV organised by ISDEV Associate Members (ABI). It also provides the opportunity for ISDEV students whether RISDEV (ISDEV Postgraduate by Research) students or MISDEV (ISDEV Postgraduate by Mixed-Mode) students to do good and help one another to complete the required preparations so that everyone present can have a peaceful breaking of fast.
Before the breaking of fast - guests were gathered for dua' and dzikir.
The programme began at 6.45 pm with the recitation of dua' (supplication) and dzikir (chants to glorify Allah SWT). The Guest of Honour for this year's Majlis Berbuka Puasa ISDEV was Deputy Vice Chancellor of Student Development Affairs and Alumni USM, Prof. Dato' Dr. Adnan Hussein. ISDEV Director, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh gave a warm welcome to Prof Dato' Dr Adnan and his family and declared that Prof Dato' Dr Adnan was one of the meritorious top management members of USM who continuously supported ISDEV since before its inception until now. In fact, he is the person who should be given a lot of merit in collecting ISDEV Waqf Education.
After breaking the fast with something light and establishing the solat fard Maghrib congregationally, ISDEV members went about to fill their plates with the delectable spread served at the buffet table. Seen here is Prof Syukri (centre) with Dr Mohd Shukri (right).
As the call by Azizan Sarayon to solat fard Maghrib was heard, all guests broke their fast with dates and drinks as well as with some light meals such as bread, fruits and some Malay traditional kuih muih. Then, all those present established the Maghrib prayer which was led by Dr. Shahir Akram Hassan. After that, everyone present enjoyed the delectable dinner spread prepared by the caterer of ABI's choice.
A sight to behold - the nawafil solat tarawikh done congregationally.
After the call to solat fard Isya' was made by Abang Mohd Razif Abang Muis, President of ABI, it signified the invitation to establish the Isya' prayers in congregation. Thereafter the nawafil solat Tarawih prayers were performed led by Ustaz Taha (PU Taha).
Lovely Just Lovely - The cuteness of innocence as ISDEV members pose for a photo with their adorable children.
ISDEV Iftar is not meant to only strengthen the relationship among students, lecturers and support staff in ISDEV but is extended even to ISDEV family members. It is an event where ISDEV members get the chance to introduce their family members and invite them to be part of the extended family of ISDEV. Thus a family member of ISDEV member becomes an ISDEV member too - he or she is an integral part of ISDEV. Thus the feeling of ISDEV as one is truly and can be felt that night. Every ISDEV member exhibited a glow of happiness that night and it is hoped that their every family member of an ISDEV member would be able to support the struggles at ISDEV simultaneously be able to understand the struggles of their family member with ISDEV.
Bidding Farewell the Islamic Way: A RISDEV student greets Dr Fadzila Azni before leaving the hall at the end of
Majlis Berbuka Puasa ISDEV
The programme ended at about 10.30 pm. ISDEV is indeed grateful to all those who had helped out in bringing the programme to be a success. Members of ABI and all ISDEV students - RISDEV, MISDEV15.1 and MISDEV15.2 were instrumental in ensuring the smooth running of the programme. 

Thank you all and continue to have a blessed Ramadhan!

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