Three more RISDEV (ISDEV Postgraduate by Research) students have made the mark to proceed with the next stage of their thesis writing. The three RISDEV students are Kasimah Kamaruddin and Raudhah Md Ramli who were allowed to proceed with their research proper while the third is Nor Hatizal Amarul Shah who received the mandate that she could submit her thesis proper to the Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) after correcting her written thesis as commented and advised by her evaluator. All three were able to convince their evaluators the merit of their research as well as the validity and reliability of her findings for Nor Hatizal.
|Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria (right) listening intently to Raudhah's response to one of his questions posed to her.|
Raudha and Kasimah had both presented their PhD thesis proposal on Friday 22 July, 2016. Raudhah was the first candidate for that day and presented her proposal on “Natural Resources in Islamic-Based Sustainable Development: A Case Study of Brunei Darussalam” stating that Brunei was the choice for her PhD research as there is heavy reliance in Brunei Darussalam's GDP (Gross Domestic Product) on the natural resources - oil and gas. Her PhD proposal was evaluated by Associate Professor Dr Zakaria Bahari while her supervisor is Dr Wan Norhaniza Wan Hasan.
|An act that is encouraged tobe emulated, Kasimah could present her proposal within 8 short months despite facing challenges time and time again.|
The second candidate was Kasimah who presented her proposal on “Aplikasi Kaedah Istinbat Ayat Ahkam dalam Penganalisian Data Kaedah Penyelidikan Berteraskan Islam” (The Application of Extracting Rulings from the Verses on Islamic Laws in Analysing Islamic-based Research Data". As an introduction to Istinbat, she had explained to ISDEV members present that day that Istinbat is the process of deriving certain rules or meanings from the revealed text. Kasimah's proposal was evaluated by Dr Shahir Akram Hassan while she is supervised by Dr Mohd Shukri Hanapi.
|Presenting her final PhD draft for Nor Hatizal held at C05, PPSK, USM.|
Nor Hatizal Amarul Shah's slot to present her final draft PhD thesis was on Tuesday 26 July, 2016 at the Meeting Room of C05, School of Social Sciences (PPSK), USM. With the title "Penentu Pemilihan Pembiayaan Perumahan Musyarakah Mutanaqisah (MM) Dalam Kalangan Pelanggan Perbankan Islam" (Choice Determinant of Musyarakah Mutanaqisah (MM) House Financing among Clients of Islamic Banking). The thesis discussed about people's awareness on home financing and the product offered by Islamic banking institutions. Her supervisor is Associate Professor Dr. Zakaria Bahari whle Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad was the lecturer entrusted to evaluate her final draft PhD thesis.
Congratulations and all the best to all three candidates!