Tuesday, October 18, 2016


One Happy Family- Group photo of ISDEV lecturers and students
In line with the spirit of Eiduladha, this great celebration which is iconised by the major obligations namely performance of the hajj and the highly rewarded nawafil act of sacrifice to gain the blessings of Allah SWT as well as to cherish the teachings of Allah SWT, ISDEV took this opportunity to celebrate Eiduladha via having a Qurban lunch during the last day of tashriq, on 15 September 2016.

Lecturers and students having their feast at the Qurban Lunch
This time around, the celebration of Aidiladha cum the Qurban lunch was held at ISDEV new building at D04. The Qurban lunch was held for USM staff in various departments who had contributed greatly in the process of moving and arranging the furniture, books and theses.

Assoc. Prof. Dato' Al-Ustaz Haji Ellias led the Yassin recital of gratitude and prayers for ISDEV new building   
Before the Qurban lunch starts, the director of Pusat Tranformasi Insan, USM, Assoc. Prof. Dato’ Al-Ustaz Haji Ellias led the Yassin recital the symbol of ISDEV gratitude and prayers to have a new home at D04. He gives advice for ISDEV fratenity on the inner strength that needed in every human. The inner strength needed are al-Khauf, al-raja’ and al-hubb.
A memento - USM Vice-Chancellor, Deputies Vice-Chancellors Research and Innovation, ISDEV Director and lectures pose in front of ISDEV building
Also present on that day were USM Vice-Chancellor, Prof Dato' Omar Osman, Deputies Vice-Chancellors Research and Innovation, Prof Dato’ Dr. Muhammad Jantan, Bursar and Heads of the various Departments of USM including ISDEV new neighbours, Graduate School of Business (GSB) and Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS) staffs.

Catching up with everyone in USM strengthen the Ukhuwwah
ISDEV Alumni that fly all the way from Medan, Indonesia also at present were Dr. Warjio, Dr. Heri Kusmanto and their family members.

         Happy tummy enjoying the Qurban Lunch at ISDEV

The day before the Qurban lunch, the sacrificial slaughter of a cow on behalf of ISDEV members was held at Nur Afifah Abu Hassan’s (MISDEV13 student) house in Kampung Kelang Batu, Sungai Bakap, Penang on 14th September 2016, 12 Zulhijjah 1437h.

Gathering in front of Masjid Al-Khalid USm before leaving to Sg. Bakap
At 8.00 am, MISDEV15.1 and MISDEV15.2 students (ISDEV Mixed-Mode student batch 2015) gathered at Masjid Malid al-Khalid, USM and convoyed to the slaughtering place. The short briefing on the slaughtering activity was given by the Programme Director, Muhamad Shakir Abdul Sahood and programme coordinator, Dr. Mohd Syakir Mohd Rosdi. The slaughtering started at 10.30 am, followed by skinning the sacrificial slaughtered cow, cutting and dividing the Qurban meat.

The process of skinning the sacrificial slaughtered cow, cutting and dividing the Qurban meat.

At the end of the slaughtering event, all ISDEV fraternity enjoy a delicious lunch prepared by the villagers. The main purpose of this event was not only having a Qurban lunch for the guests but it was meant to provide a practical training of conducting the animal slaughter for MISDEV 15.1 and MISDEV 15.2 in line with their Human Development (Pembangunan Insaniah) course that they are taking this semester. The course requires them to do a slaughter of an animal. However, other ISDEV members and students who wanted hands-on experience on the process of slaughter were also welcome to participate.

The act of giving and kindness - Appreciation to the villagers by sharing the Qurban meat

Jazakumullahukhoir kathiran everyone!

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