Sunday, August 13, 2017

A NAS A WEEK - 22 DZUL QA'DAH 1438

Until when (the dam of) Gog and Magog has been opened and they, from every elevation, descend (al-Anbiya, 21:96]

Saturday, August 12, 2017

ISDEV EIDUL FITRI GATHERING

ISDEV Lecturers and En Kamaruddin Merican with lecturer and staff from School of Social Sciences, USM
A belated but memorable news!

On Friday, 21 July, 2017 - 26 Syawal 1438H, ISDEV with the cooperation of ABI (ISDEV Associate Members) took the opportunity to organize an Eidul Fitri gathering for its fraternity and friends. It was one of the activities organized with the aim to provide the platform for ISDEV members to bind further the ukhuwwah. The celebration took place at Dewan Kuliah A (DKA) Hall at 11am. 

ISDEV Lecturers pose a memento for the Eidul Fitri gathering

ISDEV big family are enjoying the Hari Raya delicacies
The harmony in ISDEV is possible through the strength of ukhuwwah amongst the ISDEV fraternity. Everyone took the opportunity to catch up with one another while indulging in various traditional delicacies. Lemang, nasi impit, kuah kacang, serunding and Hari Raya cookies and cakes were offered that day for lunch. More than 50 ISDEV members made up of ISDEV lecturers, staff, students as well as colleagues and staff from School of Social Sciences and Graduate School of Business attended the simple Eidul-Fitri gathering this year.

ISDEV Director, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria Bahari and ISDEV Deputy Director, Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad cutting the ISDEV's celebration cake


Tuesday, August 8, 2017

ISDEV Graduate Discourse: 6 More RISDEV Get the nod!

The ISDEV July Intellectual Graduate Discourse was held for two consecutive day which were on Wednesday and Thursday, 19 and 20 July, 2017 at Dewan Kuliah A (DKA), School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. The discourse was chaired by ISDEV Deputy Director, Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad. Six ISDEV’s PhD candidates presented their Final draft and PhD theses' proposal in three sessions in two days.

The first graduate discourse was held on 19 July 2017, in the morning session, the first candidate was Nur Sakiinah Ab Aziz with her PhD draft thesis on "Aplikasi Konsep Mutawatir Dalam Ilmu Qiraat Sebagai Kaedah Penentu Kesahan dan Kebolehpercayaan Data (KPKKD) Penyelidikan Berteraskan Islam". She is currently supervised by Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi. Her draft thesis was evaluate by Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad. She has defended her Phd draft thesis very well and gets the nod to continue with the submission of her PhD.

Nur Sakiinah presenting her PhD Draft Thesis
The second candidate was Norashikin Binti Ahmad. Her PhD proposal on "Pemikiran Maqasid Al-Syari'at dalam Ekonomi Islam Arus Perdana" was evaluated by Dr Mohd Syakir Mohd Rosdi. She is currently under the supervision of Dr Mohd Shukri Hanapi. Norashikin also received the approval to proceed with her PhD research.

Norashikin presenting her PhD proposal on "Pemikiran Maqasid Al-Syari'at dalam Ekonomi Islam Arus Perdana"
The last candidate to present her PhD thesis proposal on 19 July 2017 is currently a student under the supervision of Dr Wan Norhaniza Wan Hasan. Saidatana Siti Aishah pesented the proposal on "Perbandaran lestari Islam: Kajian Kes Majlis Perbandaran Kota Bharu Bandar Raya Islam (MPKB-BRI)". Her thesis proposal was evaluated by Dr. Azrin Ibrahim who gave her approval for the proposal to proceed with her PhD research.

Saidatana Siti Aishah explaining the bckground of her PhD research to all ISDEV fratenity
The second day of ISDEV July Intellectual Graduate Discourse continue on 20 July 2017 with three more ISDEV’s PhD candidates presented their Final draft and PhD theses' proposal. The morning session starts with Surita Hartini with her PhD draft thesis on "Kelestarian Pembangunan Tanah Wakaf: Analisis Terhadap Perumahan Wakaf di Pulau Pinang". She is currently supervised by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria Bahari. Her draft thesis was evaluate by Dr. Mohd Syakir Mohd Rosdi. Despite all the question asked from her examiner, she had successfully defended her PhD draft thesis to continue of the next step of submission of her PhD.

Surita Hartini with her PhD draft thesis on "Kelestarian Pembangunan Tanah Wakaf: Analisis Terhadap Perumahan Wakaf di Pulau Pinang"
The second candidate on 20 July 2017 was Yusrizal with his PhD proposal entitle "Pemikiran Ekonomi Politik Gerakan Hizbut Tahrir Indonesia (HTI)". He is currently supervised by Dr. Mohd Syakir Mohd Rosdi. Dr. Wan Norhaniza Wan Hasan took the responsibility to evaluate his PhD thesis proposal and get the approval to continue to write to complete his research.

Still going strong, Yusrizal answering the question from the examiner on his PhD thesis
The last candidate for ISDEV July graduate discourse was Siti Zanariah Haji Yusoff who is currently supervised by Dr Shahir Akram Hassan. She presented her PhD proposal on "Perhubungan Awam Dalam Perkhidmatan Hospitaliti Islam ". Her PhD proposal was evaluated by Dr. Murni Yusoff. Siti Zanariah get the approval from Dr Murni Yusoff to further her research with minor correction. 

Siti Zanariah in action while presenting her PhD Proposal on "Perhubungan Awam Dalam Perkhidmatan Hospitaliti Islam ".
As usual Q&A session took place after each presentation. Finally, the candidates could give a heave a sigh of grateful relief when all the lecturers agreed to give endorsement for them to proceed with the thesis proper.

Congratulations to all six ISDEV PhD candidates!

Sunday, August 6, 2017

A NAS A WEEK - 15 DZUL QA'DAH 1438

Abu Huraira reported: The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “There will come a time upon the people in which a person will not care from where he receives his wealth, either lawfully or unlawfully.” [Source: Sahih Bukhari 1977; Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari]

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

ISDEV Graduate Discourse in July 2017- Another 3 RISDEV Students Get The Nod

The ISDEV Intellectual Graduate Discourse was held on Wednesday, 5 July, 2017 at Dewan Kuliah A (DKA), School of Social Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia. The discourse was chaired by ISDEV Deputy Director, Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad. Three ISDEV’s PhD candidates presented their Final draft and PhD theses' proposal in three sessions.

Ekarat Sitisan passionately presenting his PhD Draft Thesis for a nod to 

For the morning session, the first candidate was Ekarat Sitisan with his PhD draft tesis on Guidelines of Islamic Corporate Social responsibility of Islamic bank in Thailand. He is currently supervised by Assoc. Prof Dr. Zakaria Bahari. His draft tesis was evaluate by Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad. Despite all the question asked from his examiner, he had successfully defended his PhD draft thesis to continue of the next step of submission of his PhD.

Syazalie Hirman presenting his PhD Proposal on the Teori Tingkah Laku Berteraskan Islam: Penilaian Semula Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB)

The second candidate was Syazalie Hirman Ahmad Najib with his PhD proposal title on "Teori Tingkah Laku Berteraskan Islam: Penilaian Semula Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB)". He is currently supervised by Dr. Shahir Akram Hassan. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria Bahari took the responsibility to evaluate his PhD Thesis proposal.

Yusma Fariza enthusiastically presenting her PhD proposal to ISDEV Fratenity at the ISDEV Intellectual Graduate Discourse
The last candidate to present her PhD thesis proposal is currently a student under the supervision of Dr Mohd Shukri Hanapi. Yusma Fariza Yasin pesented the proposal on "Faktor-faktor kejayaan usahawan wanita produk kesihatan di Malaysia: Analisis berdasarkan faktor-faktor kejayaan khadijah binti Khuwaylid R.A". Her PhD thesis proposal was evaluated by Dr. Azrin Ibrahim. 

As usual Q&A session took place after each presentation. Finally, the candidates could give a heave a sigh of grateful relief when all the lecturers agreed to give endorsement for them to proceed with the thesis proper.

Congratulations to all three ISDEV PhD candidates!

Sunday, July 30, 2017

A NAS A WEEK - 8 DZUL QA'DAH 1438

Then do they await except that the Hour should come upon them unexpectedly? But already there have come (some of) its indications. Then what good to them, when it has come, will be their remembrance? [Muhammad, 47:18]

Sunday, July 23, 2017

SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS BY JOINING INGRAW2017

In conjunction with the annual agenda of ISDEV, the 12th International ISDEV Graduate Workshop (INGRAW2017) has been scheduled to be held on 24 and 25 October 2017. INGRAW2017 is jointly organized by Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS) USM.  

INGRAW2017 is welcomed for abstract and full paper submission for those who plan to pursue studies and Master or PhD level in any fields with special reference to Islamic perspective, those who are currently a post-graduate student and conducting Islamic-based research in any fields of study. Those who have completed studies at Master or PhD level in the year of 2016 or 2017 in any Islamic-based fields, and also thesis supervisors, lecturers and anyone who is interested. 



For details, please visit http://ingraw2017.blogspot.my/ or contact Secretariat of INGRAW2017 at ingraw2017@gmail.com. 







A NAS A WEEK - 1 DZUL QA'DAH 1438

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Ahead of the Hour the people will only greet with peace those whom they know, trade will spread until a woman will help her husband’s business, and the ties of family will be severed.” [Source: Musnad Ahmad 3972; Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir]

Sunday, July 16, 2017

A NAS A WEEK - 23 SHAWWAL 1438

But if they turn away, (O Muhammad), say, "Sufficient for me is Allah; there is no deity except Him. On Him I have relied, and He is the Lord of the Great Throne." [al-Tawbah, 9:129]

Friday, July 14, 2017

KPI'17 & TADABBUR ALAM: A NEW UNFORGETTABLE EXPERIENCE


A photo session of the students and lecturers participated in both program
 As a realisation on the development of human aspects who are both physically and spiritually excellent, the Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV), Unversiti Sains Malaysia organised a hands-on human development programme for its MISDEV15.2 students (ISDEV Postgraduate Masters (Mixed-Mode) students). This programme is an annual programme that emphasizes on the practical aspect of human development as an enrichment to the theoretical aspects covered in the class in the third semester on Human Development (SVW502). At the same time, MISDEV 16.2 (ISDEV Postgraduate Masters (Mixed-Mode) students) has also organized a program called Tadabbur Alam in fulfilling the requirement of Islamic epistemology and Tasawwur course (SEW501). Both programmes were merged for the first time in ISDEV outdoor activities.

A photo session before departed to KEDA Resort Bendang Man, Sik
Kem Pembangunan Insaniah (KPI'17) was held from 12-14 May 2017 at KEDA Resort Bendang Man, Sik, Kedah. However, it is more special this year when KPI'17 was collaborated with Tadabbur Alam. The KPI'17 chose a theme of 'Membangun jiwa insani, Membentuk khalifah sejati' whereas the Tadabbur Alam that focused on Tasawur, Development and Community chose a theme of 'Membentuk Tasawur Melalui Tadabbur Alam'. A total of 38 people joined the camp comprised of ISDEV lecturers, ISDEV students and Airlangga University students (UNAIR).
En route to KEDA Resort - All the participants are cherish with some activities in their journey to Sik, Kedah.
KPI’17 consisted of four cores activities. First was Public Speaking which covered the delivering of tazkirah, khutbah, parliamentary debate and presentation. Second was for the brothers to practice their role as Imam and Bilal. Third, the Art and Ethics of Slaughtering Management and fourthly was the Art and Ethics of Corpse Management. All these four activities were conducted on the three consecutive days they were there. It is a blessing as students received valuable feedback and comments by the lectures as these activities enhanced their skills or knowledge on the fard ‘ain and fard kifayah at the same time.
The presentation of the the Art and Ethics of Corpse Management from MISDEV 15.2 and Epistemology and Tassawur Corpse Management from MISDEV 16.2
The practical part of corpse management

The presentation of  Slaughter management by MISDEV 15.2, Epistemology and Tasawur of Slaughter management by MISDEV 16.2 and Practical of Slaughtering
For Misdev 16.2 Tadabbur Alam programme, the core activities were divided into two namely theoretical and practical. The theoretical part involved the presentation of Islamic Epistemology and Tasawwur that consist of a forum titled 'Tasawur GST', and the presentation regarding epistemology and Tasawwur of Slaughter management. Meanwhile, the practical part is the Tadabbur Alam that observed the nature resources such as bee, water, leaf, and soil.

Activities of Tazkirah, Khutbah, Forum by Misdev 16.2,  and Parliament Debate by Misdev 15.2

Tadabbur Alam and Recreational Activities
Apart from both programmes organized by Misdev 15.2 and Misdev 16.2 students, there was also a surprise planned by those students to celebrate Teacher's Day in advance. A video and cake have been presented during the closing ceremony as an appreciation to all the ISDEV lecturers.
Closing ceremony by Deputy Director of ISDEV, Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad and Teacher's Day Celebration 2017 
Both programme was successfully conducted due to the high commitment and relentless efforts by all those involved before, during and after the programme. All the programmes signified the hard work of everyone, ISDEV lecturers, students and staffs. It is hoped that everyone gained a lot of experience, knowledge and skills with resoluteness to be a more committed person spiritually and physically to Islam and fulfilling as a strong ukhuwwah (brotherhood). Alhamdulillah! 

Sunday, July 9, 2017

A NAS A WEEK - 16 SHAWWAL 1438

Zaid ibn Arqam reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, would supplicate, “O Allah, I seek refuge in you from disability, laziness, cowardice, miserliness, weakness, and the punishment of the grave. O Allah, grant my soul a sense of righteousness and purify it, for you are the best purifier. You are the Protector and Guardian. O Allah, I seek refuge in you from knowledge which does not benefit, from a heart that does not fear Allah, from a soul that is not content, and from a supplication that is not answered.” [Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 2722; Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim]

Tuesday, July 4, 2017

EARN YOUR MASTER OF ISLAMIC DEVELOPMENT MANAGEMENT DEGREE


Application for Master of Social Science (Islamic Development Management) for September 2017 intake is now open! Apply now. For more info please do not hesitate to contact us at 04-6533422 and visit us at isdev.usm.my.

Sunday, July 2, 2017

A NAS A WEEK - 9 SHAWWAL 1438

Those to whom hypocrites said, "Indeed, the people have gathered against you, so fear them." But it (merely) increased them in faith, and they said, "Sufficient for us is Allah, and (He is) the best Disposer of affairs."[Ali 'Imran, 3:173]

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

A NAS A WEEK - 5 SHAWWAL 1438

Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, arrived in Medina during two days in which they were celebrating. The Prophet said, “What are these two days?” They said, “We would celebrate these two days in the time of ignorance.” The Prophet said, “Verily, Allah has replaced these two days with two better days: the day of sacrifices (eid al-adha) and the day of breaking fast (eid al-fitr).” [Source: Sunan Abu Dawud 1134; Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ibn Hajar]

Thursday, June 22, 2017

HAPPY EID MUBARAK



Wishing you & your loved ones a blessed Eid!
Sincere thoughts from,
Associate Professor Dr. Zakaria Bahari
Director, ISDEV
&
the whole family of 
Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV), 
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

ANOTHER ACCOMPLISHMENT OF ISDEV STUDENTS

Alhamdulillah, Praise to Allah SWT for the success of two RISDEV (ISDEV postgraduate by research) candidates, Wafdi Auni Mohamed and Abdul Hanis Embong as well as one MISDEV (ISDEV masters by research) candidate, Roslan Hassan in their viva voce on 5th May 2017 and 18th May 2017 respectively. The two viva session on 5th May took place at C23, Social Science Conference Room, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and was divided into morning and afternoon session. Meanwhile Abdul Hanis Embong viva took place at Humanities conference room,USM.

In action - Wafdi Auni Mohamed tried his best to make examiners understand his ideas

The first candidate, Wafdi Auni Mohamed's viva voce was scheduled in the morning 5th May 2017. He defended his thesis on Islamic-Based Unity Government with Special Reference to Malay-Muslim Political Parties in Malaysia (Kerajaan Perpaduan Berteraskan Islam dengan Rujukan Khusus Kepada Parti Politik Melayu-Islam di Malaysia). Wafdi Auni was awarded a scale 1 for his show of confidence yet cool and very calm disposition in defending his written thesis.
Wafdi Auni Mohamed with his beloved wife cum number one supporter who was there throughout his viva voce
The chairperson for the Board of Examiners was Professor Dr. Abu Hassan Abu Bakar from Housing, Building and Planning (BHP), USM. In the meantime, Professor Dr. Badlisham Mohd Nasir from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) was the external examiner. His two internal examiners were Professor Dr. Muhammad Syukri Salleh and Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi while Dr. Mohd Syakir Mohd Rosdi as his main supervisor. 
In action - Roslan Hassan calmly listen to the examiner questions
On the same day, once again another MISDEV (ISDEV masters by research) candidate, Roslan Hassan added the excellent record to ISDEV whenhe also awarded with a Scale 2 in his viva voce on his research on Organizational Conflict Management Method from the Islamic Perspective at The Shah Alam City Council (MBSA) (Kaedah Pengurusan Konflik Organisasi dari Perspektif Islam di Majlis Bandaraya Shah Alam (MBSA).
Roslan Hassan with his Board of Examiners and his main supervisor Dr. Mohd Shakir Mohd Rosdi
The chairperson for the Board of Examiners was Professor Dr. Mahmod Sabri Harun from School of Management, USM. Meanwhile, Associate Professor Dr. Badlisham Mohd Nasir from Universiti Kebangsaaan Malaysia (UKM) was the external examiner. His internal examiners is Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi. He was supervised by Dr. Mohd Syakir Mohd Rosdi. 

 Abdul Hanis Embong patiently explains the finer points of his PhD Thesis during his viva voce.
Meanwhile, on 18th May 2017, Abdul Hanis Embong has added the tally to ISDEV records of “Excellent PhD Thesis”. He had successfully defended his PhD thesis on The Application of Tafseer Methods in Islamic-Based Research Methods (Aplikasi Kaedah Tafsir Dalam Kaedah Penyelidikan Berteraskan Islam). His viva was held in the afternoon at Humanities Conference Room, School of Humanities, USM. 

Abdul Hanis Embong with his Board of Examiners and his main supervisor Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi
The chairperson for the Board of Examiners was Prof. Dato' Dr. Mokhtar Saidin, the Director of the Centre for Global Archaeological Research (CGAR), USM. Bombarded with questions from his External Examiner, Prof. Dato' Dr. Mohd Yakud @ Zulkifli Bin Mohd Yusoff, from Academy of Islamic Studies, University Malaya who was online in conference video call via skype and two Internal Examiners, Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad and Dr. Mohd Syakir Mohd Rosdi did not break his spirit in any way. He remained undaunted and was even able to answer all questions calmly. The examiners unanimously agreed to award him with scale 1. Abdul Hanis was supervised by Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi and co-supervised by Dr. Shahir Akram Hassan.

It is truly and ardently believed that apart from the efforts of the candidates and all parties involved, the do'a (supplication) from all ISDEV members has added to the blessings of such blissful news.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

A NAS A WEEK - 24 RAMADHAN 1438H

And those who strive for Us - We will surely guide them to Our ways. And indeed, Allah is with the doers of good [al-'Ankabut, 29:69].

Sunday, June 11, 2017

A NAS A WEEK - 17 RAMADHAN 1438H

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said when the month of Ramadan arrived, “The month of Ramadan has come, a blessed month in which Allah the Exalted has obligated you to fast. In it the gates of the heavens are opened, and in it the gates of Hellfire are closed, and in it the devils are chained, and in it is a night that is better than a thousand months. Thus, whoever is deprived of its good is truly deprived.” [Source: Musnad Aḥmad 7108; Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Ahmad Shakir]

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Tarbiyah Pengarah on Excellent Work Culture

Associate Professor Dr Zakaria is very passionate in delivering his Tarbiyah

On 19 May 2017, Associate Professor Dr Zakaria Bahari as the ISDEV Director delivered his Tarbiyah titled 'Excellent work culture' in the monthly series of Tarbiyah Pengarah. The programme was held at DKA, Universiti Sains Malaysia and was attended by lecturers, supporting staff and postgraduate students of ISDEV. The Exchange student from Universitas  Airlangga, Indonesia also had the opportunity to listen to the advice and guidance of the Director ISDEV in the program.

According to Associate Professor Dr Zakaria, a good culture can only happen through a good source. However, a good source would not be a good culture unless it is well used. In his speech, he stressed that ISDEV members including lecturers, supporting staff and students to follow the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad SAW in carrying out tasks within the scope of their work. He affirmed that the excellent culture could not be achieved without maximum effort.

Associate Professor Dr Zakaria urged the ISDEV members  to follow the way of Prophet Muhammad SAW. Through this steps, the ISDEV members are not only able to achieve the goals in Key Performance Index (KPI)  set by university, but also able to obtain intangible success. In implementing the way of the Prophet Muhammad SAW, the focus should be on akhlak, actions, speech and behavior of every ISDEV members. He stressed that the bonds of affection between ISDEV fratenity will produce a harmonious working environment and excellent work culture based on unity and team work. Both of these aspects are very important if the working goal is to seek the pleasure of Allah. To achieve that goal, Associate Professor Dr Zakaria outlined four important aspects to be embedded in every ISDEV members:
1. The correct intention - to convey the essence of truth, justice, success and peace of mind
2. Establish a working culture - perseverance and skill, feeling pleased with Him
3. The principle of in teamwork -Orientation organization, Shura, the balance and the right attitude to work
4. Basis of cultural excellent work culture from Islamic perspective- rights and responsibility
Besides, he also outlined a strategy to achieve excellent work culture among ISDEV members:
1. Understanding, respect and solidarity
2. Consistency beliefs and practices to establish trust and partnership organization
3. Recognizes the right to contribute to responsible and appreciate the efforts of others
4. Identify the roles and duties as contractual relations in order to reduce those opportunists.
Most importantly, this time Tarbiyah Pengarah that emphasized on the excellent work culture in ISDEV is fulfilled with brotherhood and consistency so that eventually could lead to the pleasure of Allah.

Sunday, June 4, 2017

A NAS A WEEK - 10 RAMADHAN 1438H

O you who have believed, if you fear Allah, He will grant you a criterion and will remove from you your misdeeds and forgive you. And Allah is the possessor of great bounty [al-Anfal, 8:29].

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

ISDEV-UNIVERSITAS TRUNOJOYO MADURA STRENGTHENING THE NETWORKING THROUGH SHORT COURSE

Group photo with ISDEV lecturers and the entourage from Universitas Trunojoyo Madura
On 2nd May 2017, an entourage of lecturers from Universitas Trunojoyo Madura (UTM Madura), East Java, Indonesia paid a visit to Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) to attend a 2-days short course on Islamic economics and finance as well as Islamic development management. The short course was held on 2nd and 3rd May 2017 and organized by ISDEV as part of the Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) between ISDEV and UTM Madura. The entourage from UTM Madura comprised of nine lecturers with the background of management and finance.

ISDEV lecturers with their expertise shared their knowledge to the UTM Madura entourage on Contemporary Issues in Islamic Economics - Micro & Macro (Associate Prof. Dr. Zakaria Bahari and Dr. Azreen Hamiza Abdul Aziz), Contemporary Issues in Islamic Development Management (Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh), Contemporary Issues in Islamic Finance - Celestial & Man-made Assets (Associate Prof. Dr. Zakaria Bahari and Dr. Murni Yusoff) and Contemporary Issues in Islamic Political Economy (Dr. Mohd Syakir Mohd Rosdi). 



With the aim of gaining more knowledge, UTM Madura entourage gave their full commitment and focus in all classes. ISDEV lecturers received an overwhelming response from the USM entourage as participants which made the discussion in the classes lively and intellectually and as well as spiritually stimulating them. From these classes, ISDEV lecturers took the opportunity to build further research collaboration potential that could be developed in the near future. 

All the best Universitas Trunojoyo Madura, til we meet again!

Sunday, May 28, 2017

A NAS A WEEK - 3 RAMADHAN 1438H

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “When the month of Ramadan begins, the gates of the heaven are opened and the gates of Hellfire are closed and the devils are chained.” [Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1800, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1079; Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Friday, May 26, 2017

ISDEV Graduate Discourse in April 2017- 6 RISDEV Candidates Get The Nod

ISDEV Graduate Discourse for April was held for two consecutive weeks which were on 14 and 21 April 2017. Six RISDEV students were involved in the graduate discourse in presenting their PhD final draft thesis and proposals in front of ISDEV fraternity.

Maizatul Mazwa is very passionate in explaining her point for her PhD proposal
The first Graduate Discourse was held on 14 April 2017 at Dewan Kuliah A (DKA), which involved three RISDEV students presented their thesis proposals. The first candidate was Maizatul Mazwa Mazlan with her Ph.D thesis proposal titled "Kaedah Tarbiyah Rasulullah SAW untuk Latihan dan Pembangunan Dalam Pengurusan Insan". Maizatul Mazwa is supervised by Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad with Dr. Azrin Ibrahim as her co-supervisor. Her proposal is focusing on using the Tarbiyah of Rasulullah SAW as the method for training and human development.

Shahirah Said is ready to share her problem statement in her Ph.D thesis
The second candidate on that day was Shahirah Said with her Ph.D proposal entitled "Falsafah Sains Halal Dalam Al-Quran: Kajian Tafsir Al-Mawdu'iy". Shahirah Said is currently under the supervision of Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi and her co-supervisor is Dr. Mohd Syahmir Alias from School of Humanities, USM. In her proposal, the topic focused on how to examine the understanding of the concept of philosophy of science based dietary beliefs of the Al-Quran. It is important to secure the position of the Al- Quran which serves as a strengthening of faith, law and morality of human beings.

Well Done! - Nurul Farhana Yahaya during her presentation of her Ph.D research proposal
The third presenter was Nurul Farhana Yahaya. Her thesis proposal entitle "Perwatakan Manusia Dalam Tamthiliyyat Al-Quran: Kajian Tafsir Al-Maudhu'iy". Her thesis proposal focused on human character scrutinized by the parable found in the Al- Quran and analyzed using the interpretation of Al-Maudhu'iy. Nurul Farhana is currently under the supervision of Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi. Both Maizatul Mazwa Mazlan and Nurul Farhana Yahaya proposal's were evaluated by Dr Shahir Akram Hassan while Shahirah Said's proposal was evaluated by Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad.


Norazilawati presented her thesis proposal with full of confident
The Second Graduate Discourse was held on Friday 21st April. 2017 at Institute for Research in Molecular Medicine (INFORMM), USM, The discourse was chaired by ISDEV lecturer Dr. Wan Norhaniza Wan Hasan. On this day, another three ISDEV’s Ph.D candidates presented their Ph.D theses' proposal and draft thesis. The first candidate was Norazilawati Md Dahlal was under the supervision of Dr. Fadzila Azni Ahmad. She presented her thesis proposal titled 'Konsep Pengurusan Kualiti Makanan Halalan Tayyiban' where her topic focused on the construction of a comprehensive concept of food quality including the technical aspects and the Islamic spiritual. Her final thesis was evaluated by Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi who gave his approval for the to proceed with the submission of thesis draft.

Nurul Izza Abdul Aziz jotting down points from her examiner during her proposal presentation
The second candidate was Nurul Izza Abdul Aziz. She is supervised by Dr. Fadzilah Azni Ahmad. Her thesis proposal titled "Kualiti Kesejahteraan Kakitangan Wanita Berteraskan Islam: Analisis Berdasarkan Sirah". Her study is focused on achieving the welfare quality of working women in Islam based on the story of women in the time Prophet Muhammas PBUH. Her thesis proposal was evaluated by Dr.Azrin Ibrahim who gave her approval for the proposal to proceed with the research.

Road to submission - Nur Ilani Mat Nawi presented her Ph.D draft thesis 
The third presenter was Nur Ilani Mat Nawi. She presented her Ph.D draft thesis entitled "Objektif Dalam Kaedah Penyelidikan Berteraskan Islam: Kajian Berdasarkan Pendekatan Al-Biruni Dalam Kitab Al-Hind". Her draft thesis focused on concept used by Al-Biruni in his writing on Kitab Al-Hind where he studied on Hindu society. Her final thesis was evaluated by Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi who gave his approval for the to proceed with the submission of thesis draft.

Some of the lecturers who participate in giving comments regarding thesis proposal and draft
All six RISDEV students were given green light to proceed their theses to the next level. Congratsulations to all!

Sunday, May 21, 2017

A NAS A WEEK - 25 SHA'BAN 1438


The month of Ramadhan (is that) in which was revealed the Qur'an, a guidance for the people and clear proofs of guidance and criterion. So whoever sights (the new moon of) the month, let him fast it; and whoever is ill or on a journey - then an equal number of other days. Allah intends for you ease and does not intend for you hardship and (wants) for you to complete the period and to glorify Allah for that (to) which He has guided you; and perhaps you will be grateful [al-Baqarah, 2: 185].