Monday, September 26, 2016


Take what is given freely, enjoin what is good, and turn away from the ignorant [al-A'raf,7:199].

Friday, September 23, 2016


Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh breaking the ice with welcoming speech to ISDEV new students at Dewan Kuliah A (DKA), USM
For the academic year 2016/2017 Semester I, ISDEV welcomes of new batch of Masters (Mixed-Mode) students on 2 September 2016 at the DKA, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). 16 new students have been accepted to pursue their Masters in Islamic Development Management. In continuation of ISDEV tradition, this new batch of students is collectively known as MISDEV16.1.

All line up - Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh introducing ISDEV lecturers and administrative staffs 
The Ta'aruf Session (or Orientation Programme) for MISDEV16.1 started at 9.00 am with a welcoming speech and briefing by ISDEV Director, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh. He started by introducing the students on what ISDEV is all about. Then he gave a brief general overview of the structure of ISDEV, the courses to be attended to by the students, introduced ISDEV lecturers and administrative staff as well as the manners and conduct that should be adhered to whilst studying at ISDEV.

The get to know your lecturers session - MISDEV 15.1 introduce ISDEV lecturers to MISDEV 16.1
The second session continued with multimedia presentation prepared by ISDEV Associate Members (ABI) focusing on ISDEV activities that are to be participated by previous MISDEV students throughout their studies at ISDEV. In this session, ABI representative played his role to explain further about ISDEV activities to share with them the thrill and excitement felt by being actively involved in the activities undertaken.

Group photo of new students MISDEV 16.1
Welcome to ISDEV family!

The ISDEV Family - All smile for the family picture!

Tuesday, September 20, 2016


Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi with Prof. Dr. Pribanus, Dean of Faculty Economy and Business, Universitas Trunojoyo Madura

On 22 August 2016, Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi was flown to Madura island that located in northern eastern coast of Java, Indonesia to fulfill his duty as the visiting fellow at Universitas Trunojoyo Madura (UTM). UTM is a public university that was founded in 2001 and officially accredited by the Ministry of Research, Technology and Higher Education of the Republic of Indonesia. This four days fruitful trip taken by Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi aims to enhance the academic and research collaboration between ISDEV and UTM in particular.
Visiting Fellow- Dr.Mohd Shukri Hanapi reports his duty at UTM Dean's office of Faculty Economic and Business 

Starting the day by reporting his duty as the visiting fellow at UTM Dean’s office of Faculty Economic and Business, he then had a chance to give public lectures on Tauhid Asas Pembentukan Nilai dalam Proses Ta'alim (Tauhid as the foundation in Value Creation in the Ta'alim Process) and Kaedah Pembelajaran Dari Hati ke Hati (The Heart to Heart Learning Method) to share and disseminate his knowledge and experience with the new undergraduate students of UTM.
Public lecture with the newly registered S1 students of UTM 

Afterwards, he then had the opportunity to meet and hold a light discussion with the UTM’s Head of Programmes or known as the Head of Prodi (Program Studi). The discussion is focusing on networking activity especially on a conference that is expected to be held in November this year including strengthening the relationship with research publication and many more.
Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi received a token of appreciation from UTM
The meet up session with the lecturers from Universitas Airlangga

On the second day of his visit, Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi took the opportunity to meet up with the lecturers from Universitas Airlangga (UNAIR) to discuss on the MoA with the Faculty of Economic and Business (FEB) as well as the plan of matching grant project that could be embarked upon by both ISDEV and UNAIR. Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi also took the chance to hold a light discussion with Universitas Yos Soedarso (UNYOS) and Universitas Wijaya Putra (UWP) with regards on the conference that is due soon on 25 – 26 September 2016.
Dinner and the light discussion with representatives from UNYOS and UWP

Indeed, within the four-days visit, Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi did not only merely fulfilling his appointment as the visiting fellow but is aptly describes as beneficial in strengthening the collaboration in research and definitely with the ultimate aim of achieving mardhatillah.
The Panoramic view of Universitas Trunojoya Madura

Sunday, September 18, 2016


Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Give each other gifts and you will love each other.” [Source: al-Adab al-Mufrad 594; Grade: Hasan (fair) according to Ibn Hajar]

Monday, September 12, 2016


Musmuliadi's mock viva at D04 one day prior his viva voce
Praise to Allah SWT for the success of RISDEV (ISDEV postgraduate by research) candidate Musmuliadi Kamaruding in his viva voce on 25 August 2016. The viva took place at C23, Social Science Conference Room, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

Calm and confident - Musmuliadi answers the questions posed in his viva voce
The chairman for his viva was Prof. Dato' Dr. Sohaimi Abdul Aziz while the External Examiner was Dr. Nor Azzah Kamri. His two Internal Examiners were Associate Prof. Dr. Mohd Wira Mohd Shafiei and Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad. Musmuliadi was supervised by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh and co-supervised by Dr. Shahir Akram Hassan. He defended his thesis on Konsep Pengurusan Kepadatan Manusia Berteraskan Islam: Kajian Pengurusan Kepadatan Jemaah Haji Lembaga Tabung Haji di Mekah (The Concept of Islamic Crowd Management: A Study On The Crowd Management of Hajj Pilgrims By Lembaga Tabung Haji In Mecca).

Part of the big supporter from ISDEV members
During Musmuliadi's viva, the air was definitely tensed as he was fielded with various questions from the examiners but he managed to answer all questions calmly. Prof. Dato' Dr. Sohaimi announced that Musmuliadi passed his viva with flying colours. 

Alhamdulillah, another RISDEV student ace in defending his thesis and awarded with scale of 2. 

Musmuliadi Kamaruding (seated centre) with his supervisor, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh and Co-Supervisor, Dr. Shahir Akram Hassan as well as his panel of examiners after his viva voce.


ISDEV lecturers with Islamic Relief Malaysia in the meeting room at D04, USM
On, 24 August 2016, ISDEV has taken a big step to enhance the networking and collaborate with Islamic Relief Malaysia (IRM) for sustainable and integrated humanitarian project for community development. The community development project is located at the small island in South Seberang Perai, Penang named as Aman Island or well known by the locals as Pulau Aman

Established in 2005, IRM has expanded to a bigger family with 36 full-time and short-term staff and more than 3000 volunteers. IRM is the Malaysia-based Islamic humanitarian NGO. Recognized by United Nation (UN), Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC), Islamic Development Bank as well as the European Union (EU), IRM practiced a high transparency in financial and professionalism management that involved a wide scope of humanitarian sectors locally and abroad. 

ISDEV Director giving his best to succeed the project Community Development planning at Pulau Aman
The IRM team was led by its country Director, En. Zairulshahfuddin Zainal Abidin, with Puan Siti Fadilah Mohd Hood (Senior Manager of Fundraising Division) as well as En. Azlan Shah Lazim (Senior Officer of Relief & Programmes Divisions). The IRM team pays a visit to ISDEV to discuss on the community development project planning at Pulau Aman

The discussion on the community project planning in Pulau Aman
In the end of the meeting, ISDEV and IRM agreed on three arrangements succeeding towards accomplishing the community development in Pulau Aman. First is to hold a visit to Pulau Aman on the 4 September 2016. Second is to sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with ISDEV, USM in particular. Third, ISDEV would obtain and acquire research grant pertaining to the community development project while IRM will continue in fundraising the donations towards Pulau Aman. The collaboration of ISDEV and IRM aims to develop the society in Pulau Aman as Islamic sustainable community with an Ideal Islamic-centric tourism industry and to accomplish the Faith Inspired Actions ideas.

A token of appreciation from ISDEV to IRM presented by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh to En Azlan Shah and Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad to Puan Siti Fadilah
Besides ISDEV, Malaysia Electronic Payment System (MEPS), Esm Machinery (KI) Sdn Bhd (ESM), DHL Express (DHL) and Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE) are also involved in the community development of Pulau Aman. It is hope that this collaboration of sustainable and integrating humanitarian between ISDEV and IRM will continuously grow in the future. 

Think USM, Think ISDEV,
Think humanitarian, Think Islamic Relief!

Group photo of ISDEV lecturers with Puan Siti Fadilah (left), Encik Zairulshahfuddin (Centre), Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh and Encik Azlan Shah (right)


And the camels and cattle We have appointed for you as among the symbols of Allah; for you therein is good. So mention the name of Allah upon them when lined up (for sacrifice); and when they are (lifeless) on their sides, then eat from them and feed the needy and the beggar. Thus have We subjected them to you that you may be grateful [al-Hajj, 22:36].

Tuesday, September 6, 2016


Group photo of ISDEV and  KUIS - A memento picture as the sign of official networking
Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) was recently honoured with the visit from the Research Management Centre (RMC), International Islamic University College Selangor or best known as Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor (KUIS). KUIS representative paid an honourary visit to ISDEV on 23 August 2016 at the new ISDEV meeting room in D04, USM.

Focusing on the details explained by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh at the New ISDEV meeting room, D04
The four members of RMC KUIS entourage was led Dr. Mohd Farid Ravi Abdullah, The Director of RMC KUIS , Encik Ahmad Yani, Puan Azimah Mohd Masri and Puan Siti Nor Ahmad while ISDEV team was lead by ISDEV Director, Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh.

The visit is part of the networking and potential collaboration between ISDEV-KUIS in order to share the knowledge and research idea as well as strengthening the ukhuwah between the two research centre. The visit also is one of the efforts in producing more world class research between the two institutions in providing solution as well as guidelines on the best practice in any field of studies.

Taking a short break after discussion for an informal gathering

A formal discussion as well as an in-depth explanation on ISDEV and the various Islamic Development Management research scopes which included the past and on-going research that ISDEV is embarked in as well as ISDEV plans for the future were also explained by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh who chaired the meeting. An open dialogue-session took place among RMC KUIS entourage and ISDEV lecturers before the end of the visit.

A token of appreciation from ISDEv to KUIS presented by Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh to Dr. Mohd Farid Ravi Abdullah
Hopefully, from this networking, ISDEV and KUIS would further the relationship by exploring and grasping on the specific research field that could promote the research culture as well as signifies the close rapport between the two institutions.

Sunday, September 4, 2016


Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Do not hate each other, do not envy each other, do not turn away from each other, but rather be servants of Allah as brothers. It is not lawful for a Muslim to boycott his brother for more than three days.” [Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 5718; Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2559; Grade: Muttafaqun 'Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim]


Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh (left) and Dr. Shahir Akram Hassan (right) at Penang International Airport before depature to Vietnam
Two ISDEV delegation led by Dr. Shahir Akram Hassan and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh were in Vietnam for seven days starting on 31st July 2016 for the CLMV Research on Leadership in Islamic Service Management: Indigenous Versus Exogenous Leadership in Vietnam. The research is under marketing program on national education at Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam (CLMV) where the program was organized by Ministry of Education Malaysia (MOE). The main purpose of the research is to enable Malaysia to offer its expertise to the regional countries, and other developing countries in term of research, learning and teaching, community networks, quality assurance and leadership. The research includes the scope of Islamic hospitality which target the Islamic service providers such as restaurants, hotel, tourist guide and others.  

Some of the restaurants in Vietnam that involved as research sample - Halal Amin Restaurant, Basiroh Restaurant (Left) and   Os Man Restaurant (Right)
Begin the jouney with the target group of Muslim living in Vietnam, Dr. Shahir Akram and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Sukri Salleh pay a visit to Islamic Community Ly Du So to develop a strong networking with the Islamic community in Vietnam. The discussion with the Islamic community is focusing on the Halal authority in Vietnam. Their journey continues with an opportunity to meet Ms. Normala Baharudin. Ms. Normala has helped in arranging and creating a networking between ISDEV, USM and Van Lang University, Social Science and Humanity University as well as the University of Economics, Vietnam.

ISDEV entourage with Ms. Normala Baharudin - The Director of Education Malaysia at Consulate General of Malaysia and Ustaz Zol Aznan Harun (Right)
The journey was the first step of ISDEV in exploring the potential of Vietnam in developing service management as well as hospitality management as part of the research scope. Dr. Shahir Akram and Prof. Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh have also been given the chance to interview several academicians at Van Lang University and students of Social Science and Humanities University and the University of Economics, Vietnam. This is a headstart to a positive step forward in the CLMV research where Prof. Ngo Thanh Loan and Bang Anh Tuan from Van Lang University has agreed to be the co-researcher and soon ISDEV and Van Lang University will sign a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) to strengthen the relationship of collaboration in the future, Insyaallah. 

Good Luck ISDEV! 

Van Lang University visit with Prof. Ngo Thanh Loan (right) and Bang Anh Tuan (left) 
ISDEV take over Vietnam - Some of the target group that involved in the CLMV research