Sunday, December 10, 2017


Leave alone those who take their religion to be mere play and amusement, and are deceived by the life of this world. But proclaim (to them) this (truth): that every soul delivers itself to ruin by its own acts: it will find for itself no protector or intercessor except Allah. if it offered every ransom, (or reparation), none will be accepted: such is (the end of) those who deliver themselves to ruin by their own acts: they will have for drink (only) boiling water, and for punishment, one most grievous: for they persisted in rejecting Allah [Translation of al-An'am, 6:70 by Abdullah Yusuf Ali].

Sunday, December 3, 2017


Al-Mughira ibn Shu’ba reported: On the day the Prophet’s son Abraham died, the sun eclipsed and the people said the eclipse was because of the death of Abraham. The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The sun and the moon are two signs among the signs of Allah and they do not eclipse because of the death or birth of any person. When you see them, call upon Allah and pray until the eclipse is clear.” [Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1012, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 915; Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

عن المغيرة بن شعبة قال انْكَسَفَتِ الشَّمْسُ يَوْمَ مَاتَ إِبْرَاهِيمُ فَقَالَ النَّاسُ انْكَسَفَتْ لِمَوْتِ إِبْرَاهِيمَ‏ فَقَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صلى الله عليه وسلم إِنَّ الشَّمْسَ وَالْقَمَرَ آيَتَانِ مِنْ آيَاتِ اللَّهِ لاَ يَنْكَسِفَانِ لِمَوْتِ أَحَدٍ وَلاَ لِحَيَاتِهِ فَإِذَا رَأَيْتُمُوهُمَا فَادْعُوا اللَّهَ وَصَلُّوا حَتَّى يَنْجَلِيَ
صحيح البخاري كِتَاب الْكُسُوف بَاب الدُّعَاءِ فِي الْخُسُوفِ1012 

Sunday, November 26, 2017


And thou (standest) on an exalted standard of character [Translation al-Qalam, 68:4 by Abdullah Yusuf Ali].

Sunday, November 19, 2017


Anas ibn Malik reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said to me, “Young man, if you are able every morning and evening to remove any rancor from your heart towards anyone, then do so.” Then the Prophet said to me, “Young man, that is my tradition (sunnah). Whoever revives my tradition has loved me, and whoever loves me will be with me in Paradise.” [Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2678; Grade: Hasan (fair) according to At-Tirmidhi]

عن أنس بن مالك قَالَ لِي رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَا بُنَيَّ إِنْ قَدَرْتَ أَنْ تُصْبِحَ وَتُمْسِيَ لَيْسَ فِي قَلْبِكَ غِشٌّ لِأَحَدٍ فَافْعَلْ ثُمَّ قَالَ لِي يَا بُنَيَّ وَذَلِكَ مِنْ سُنَّتِي وَمَنْ أَحْيَا سُنَّتِي فَقَدْ أَحَبَّنِي وَمَنْ أَحَبَّنِي كَانَ مَعِي فِي الْجَنَّة
سنن الترمذي كتاب العلم باب ما جاء في الأخذ بالسنة واجتناب البدع   2678
قَالَ أَبُو عِيسَى هَذَا حَدِيثٌ حَسَنٌ غَرِيبٌ

Monday, November 13, 2017


USM 55th convocation ceremony at Dewan Tuanku Syed Putra (DTSP), USM
The colours of happiness - joyous moment of ISDEV Ph.D graduates with family and friends at USM 55th convocation ceremony
Heartiest congratulations to all 64 ISDEV graduates for successfully completing their studies at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). The conferment of the Ph.D and Master Degree was held from 28th October 2017 until 2nd November 2017 encompassing 10 sessions. The USM 55th convocation ceremony was held at Dewan Tuanku Syed Putra (DTSP), USM, Main Campus, Penang.

We did it! MISDEV 15.1 graduates with dear family and friends
The celebration and excitement for MISDEV 15.2 at the USM 55th convocation ceremony
 This year, ISDEV recorded a huge number of 64 graduates that had successfully received their Ph.D and Master Degree. 20 RISDEV (ISDEV Postgraduate Research Mode) students received their Doctors of Philosophy degree (or PhD) and 35 MISDEV 15.1 (ISDEV Postgraduate by Mixed-Mode)  and 9 MISDEV 15.2 (ISDEV Postgraduate by Mixed-Mode) students received their Master of Social Science (Islamic Development Management). Their scrolls were presented to them by USM Chancellor D.Y.M.M. Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail.

USM Chancellor D.Y.M.M. Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin Ibni Al-Marhum Tuanku Syed Putra Jamalullail at the USM 55th convocation ceremony
However, above the happiness, Mohd Rohaizad Md Rejab accepted an Anumerta Award on behalf of his late wife, one of ISDEV Ph.D student, Zaharah Ghazali who life took a tragic turn when she is lost her battle to breast cancer November last year. She managed to complete her thesis on “Export Activity in Islamic Perspectives and its effects on Nation’s Exports’".
Newspaper clippings on late Dr Zaharah Ghazali 
Mohd Rohaizad Md Rejab accepted an Anumerta Award on behalf of his late wife, ISDEV Ph.D student, Zaharah Ghazali
Their hard work, perseverance amidst the struggles to complete their studies within the three semesters were gratefully realized. Parents, family, friends and loved ones as well as ISDEV lecturers joined in the joyous moments of these 64 ISDEV graduates. Many photos were snapped on the convocation day to capture the momentously joyous occasion of that day.

Memento with USM Vice Chancellor, Professor Datuk Dr. Asma Ismail and USM top management at the USM 55th convocation ceremony
May their success bring inspirations and drive others to study hard and achieve excellence in the pursuit of knowledge for the benefit of the ummah and Islam.

Congratulations to all 64 ISDEV graduates!

Sunday, November 12, 2017


Say: "Not equal are things that are bad and things that are good even though the abundance of the bad may dazzle thee; so fear Allah O ye that understand! that (so) ye may prosper."See Note [Translation of al-Maidah, 5:100 by Abdullah Yusuf Ali].

Note: People often judge by quantity rather than quality. They are dazzled by numbers: their hearts are captured by what they see everywhere around them. But the man of understanding and discrimination judges by a different standard. He knows that good and bad things are not to be lumped together, and carefully chooses the best, which may be the scarcest, and avoids the bad, though evil may meet him at every step.

Monday, November 6, 2017


On 6 October 2017, three RISDEV students finally presented their thesis in ISDEV Graduate Discourse at Dewan Kuliah A. The three of them are Sharinizam Mohd Amin, Khairul Bariyah Othman and Mohammad Zulfakhairy Mokhtar.

Shahrinizam shows his mastery in the field of management of educational institutions
The first candidate, Sharinizam Mohd Amin presented his thesis titled “Kepuasan IBu Bapa Terhadap Penentu Pemilihan Institusi Pendidikan Islam Swasta: Kajian Kes Institusi Pendidikan Menengah Ikram Musleh”. Sharinizam is under the supervision of Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad and his thesis was evaluated by Associate Professsor Dr Zakaria Bahari. 

Khairul Bariyah is confident with her thesis findings
Meanwhile, Khairul Bariyah Othman presented her thesis on ”Konsep Niat Berteraskan Islam dalam Tingkah Laku Kepatuhan Zakat Pendapatan”. Khairul Bariyah is under the supervision of Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad and her thesis was evaluated by Dr Mohd Shukri Hanapi that were represented by Dr Mohd Syakir Mohd Rosdi.

Zulfakhairy in his calm action during his presentation
The last candidate, Mohammad Zulfakhairy presented his thesis with the title “Pengaruh Niat Terhadap Tingkah Laku Berwakaf Tunai dalam Kalangan Muslim di Pulau Pinang”. His thesis was examined by Dr Fadzila Azni Ahmad and he is under the supervision of Associate Professor Dr Zakaria Bahari.

Dr Fadzila Azni giving comments on Mohammad Zulfakhairy thesis 
All of them received positive feedback from the examiners and allowed to proceed for submission their final draft for viva voce.

Congratulations Sharinizam, Khairul Bariyah and Zulfakhairy on your success.

Sunday, November 5, 2017


Abdullah ibn Abbas reported: Al-Fadl was riding with the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, and a woman from Khash’am came. Al-Fadl began to stare at her and she stared at him. The Prophet made Al-Fadl turn his face in the other direction. [Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 1442, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1334; Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

عَنْ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ بْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللَّهُ عَنْهُمَا قَالَ كَانَ الْفَضْلُ رَدِيفَ رَسُولِ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَجَاءَتْ امْرَأَةٌ مِنْ خَشْعَمَ فَجَعَلَ الْفَضْلُ يَنْظُرُ إِلَيْهَا وَتَنْظُرُ إِلَيْهِ وَجَعَلَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَصْرِفُ وَجْهَ الْفَضْلِ إِلَى الشِّقِّ الْآخَرِ
1442 صحيح البخاري كتاب الحج باب وجوب الحج وفضله
1334 صحيح مسلم كتاب الحج باب الحج عن العاجز لزمانة وهرم ونحوهما أو للموت

Sunday, October 29, 2017


Allah has revealed (from time to time) the most beautiful message in the form of a Book consistent with itself (yet) repeating (its teaching in various aspects): the skins of those who fear their Lord tremble thereat; then their skins and their hearts do soften to the celebration of Allah's praises. Such is the guidance of Allah: He guides therewith whom He pleases but such as Allah leaves to stray can have none to guide [Translation of al-Zumar, 39:23 by Abdullah Yusuf Ali].

Tuesday, October 24, 2017


On 29 September 2017, ISDEV participated in the fire drill that was conducted by Universiti Sains Malaysia Occupational Safety and Health Unit (Unit Keselamatan dan Kesihatan Pekerjaan Universiti, UKKPU). The live-fire exercise is an effort to create awareness among USM staff on the fire safety rules and evacuation during fire emergency. It is also a standard of procedure that need to be follow as the training step to avoid any emergency occurrence in the near future.

The assembly area - at present on the fire drill were the staffs from ISDEV, GSB and CenPRIS 
UKKPU is responsible for the management of occupational safety and health (KKP) in USM that is in line with the requirements of the national legislation, particularly the Occupational Safety and Health Act 1994 and the Atomic Energy Licensing Act 1984. 

En Mohd Asro Ramli from UKKPU, USM is giving a simple brief on the procedure during emergency
The fire drill was led by Dr. Mohd Syakir Mod Rosdi who was in charge for ISDEV Safety and Health unit. A simple brief was given by En. Mohd Asro Ramli from UKKP, USM for the safety procedure and emergency exit during fire related emergency. A simple demonstration on how to quench the fire using fire extinguisher is also thought to all staff as the guideline for emergency.

The demonstration on how to use the fire extinguisher
Here is the 4 PASS simple step on how to use a fire extinguisher:

Pull the pin in the handle
Aim the nozzle at the base of the fire
Squeeze the lever slowly
Sweep from side to side until the fire is put out

PASS step is use to put out the fire
Also at present on that day were staff from Graduate School of Business (GSB) and Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS). 

Sunday, October 22, 2017


Jabir ibn Abdullah reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Verily, Allah did not send me to be harsh or obstinate, but rather he sent me to teach and to put at ease.” [Source: Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1478; Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Muslim]

عَنْ جَابِرِ بْنِ عَبْدِ اللَّهِ قَالَ قَالَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ
إِنَّ اللَّهَ لَمْ يَبْعَثْنِي مُعَنِّتًا وَلَا مُتَعَنِّتًا وَلَكِنْ بَعَثَنِي مُعَلِّمًا مُيَسِّرًا
1478 صحيح مسلم كتاب الطلاق باب بيان أن تخيير امرأته لا يكون طلاقا إلا بالنية

Monday, October 16, 2017


A photo session of Dr Azreen Hamiza Abdul Aziz and Dr Murni Yusoff in front of Hall entrance at PWTC
From 19 to 20 September, delegates from ISDEV, Dr Murni Yusoff and Dr Azreen Hamiza Abdul Aziz went to Muslim World Biz Exhibition and Conference 2017 that was held at Putra Word Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. The conference was organized by OIC International Business Centre and divided into several themes such as OIC-Asia-Africa Trade & Economic Forum, World Islamic Tourism Conference & Expo, Round Table Talk on The Jewels of Muslim World, Women’s Summit, OIC Higher Education Fair, and Summit of Science & Technology Development in Islamic Countries.

On 19 and 20 September 2017, Dr Murni Yusoff participated in OIC-Asia-Africa Trade & Economic Forum that was held in Tun Dr Ismail Hall B, in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. The forum was organized to provide platform for businesses in various sectors to tap the opportunities and information about Asian and African markets. The two-days forum were filled with topics related to potential of trade and investment in OIC Countries, branding and marketing trend in Muslim countries. The forum was participated by various business organizations such as apparel, food and beverages, consultation services, legal firms and also from education institutions. Dr Murni also had the opportunities to meet Madam Nor Rofeah Abdullah Sani, the lecturer from Faculty of Creative Multimedia in Multimedia University, Mr Awaluddin Abdul Rahman and his wife Madam Rosemawati Khalid, the Founder of Wall & Fleet Consulting, Miss Nadra Fatima Mannan, the lawyer from Tetuan Kamilia Ibrahim & Co., Madam Nadhirah Nawawi, the Executive Manager from NN One Supplies & Service, Madam Zehan, the Manager from Eva Safiyyah Resources, and Mr Zulfadli Roslee, the Managing Director from MZR Accenture Enterprise.
From right to left: Dr Murni, Dr Azreen Hamiza & Madam Zehan, Mr Awaluddin Abdul Rahman, Madam Rosemawati Khalid & Dr Murni, Dr Murni & Ms Nadra Fatima Mannan

Among the topics of presentation held at OIC-Asia-Africa Trade Forum
Whereas on 20th September 2017, Dr. Azreen Hamiza Abdul Aziz participated in the World Islamic Tourism Conference & Expo (WiTX2017) that was held in Tun Dr Ismail Hall A, in Putra World Trade Centre, Kuala Lumpur. The conference was organized to presents insight and solutions and brings together tourism leaders, innovators, investors and stakeholders who all share one common aim of understanding and driving the Islamic-friendly travel industry. The conference was divided into two main sessions. The first session is on shifting to Halal tourism accommodation on Muslim Friendly Amenities whereas the second session focus on Enhancing the tourism airport service quality. Dr Azreen Hamiza managed to extend the networking with Madam Karima Bihaki, Founder & CEO of, United Kingdom, Mr. Riyanto Sofyan, Chairman of Sofyan Hotels, Indonesia, Madam Chahira Ait Belkacem, General Manager, Green Heaven, France, Dr. Aam Bastaman from Universitas Trilogi, Indonesia and Hj Fahmy Mubarak, CEO Gateway Global Marketing.

Dr. Azreen with the speakers and participants of the WiTX2017
Indeed, the 2 days activities in the Muslim World Biz Exhibition and Conference 2017 has beneficial and mending a closer networking between ISDEV, USM and the industries. Looking forward for another ISDEV delegates journey in the future. Congratulations Dr. Murni & Dr. Azreen!

The panel speaker and some of the topics that presented in the two sessions of WiTX2017

Sunday, October 15, 2017


Vile women are for vile men, and vile men for vile women, and good women are for good men, and good men for good women; They are innocent of what they say. Theirs is forgiveness and a generous provision. [al-Nur, 24:26]

Monday, October 9, 2017


Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi giving his Keynote Speech at the ICLES2017, Swiss-BelInn Tunjungan, Surabaya
On 11 September 2017, Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi was honoured to deliver a keynote speech at the International conference on Law, Economic and Social 2017 (ICLES2017) with the theme of The Challenge of Law, Economic and Social in Local And Global Issues. The ICLES2017 was organised by Universitas Trunojoyo Madura (UTM) and was held at Swiss-BelInn Tunjungan, Surabaya, East Java. Departed from Penang on 10 September 2017, the three hours journey provide a plenty of time for Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi to organise before ICLES2017. 

Group Picture - Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi with participants and keynote speakers at ICLES 2017
Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi keynote address was on ‘The wasatiyyah-Consumerism Concept an Equivalent To The Consumerism Phenomenon in Conventional Economy’. The other four keynote address were by Assoc Prof. Dr. Giao Vu Cong (Vietnam National University), Prof. Dr. Ahmad Erani Yustika (Directorate General for Community and Village Empowerment, Ministry of Villages, Underdeveloped Regions and Transmigration), Dr. H. Soekarwo (East Java Governor) and Dian Abdul Hamed Shah (National University of Singapore). 

Token of Appreciation to Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi from Dr. Devi from Fakultas Hukum, UTM
On 12 September 2017, Dr Mohd Shukri Hanapi was invited as a guest lecture at Fakultas Hukum, Universitas Pembangunan Nasional (UPN), East Java, Surabaya. He delivered his public lecture on ‘The Development of Sharia Economy in ASEAN Countries’. 

Indeed, with the 4 days trip to Surabaya has beneficial and mending a closer bond between ISDEV, USM, Universitas Trunojoyo Madura and Universitas Pembangunan Nasional. Looking forward for another ISDEV delegates journey in the future. Congratulations Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi!

Dr. Mohd Shukri Hanapi with Dr. Sutrisno, Dean of Fakultas Hukum, UPN

Sunday, October 8, 2017


Hudhaifa ibn Al-Yaman reported: The people used to ask the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, about good, but I would ask about evil for fear it would overtake me. I said, “O Messenger of Allah, we were in ignorance and evil and Allah sent us this good. Will there be evil after this good?” The Prophet said, “Yes.” I said, “Will there be good after that evil?” The Prophet said, “Yes, but within it is smoke.” I said, “What is its smoke?” The Prophet said, “A people who are not guided by my guidance. You will recognize them and reject them.” I said, “Will there be evil after that good?” The Prophet said, “Yes, callers to the gates of Hellfire. Whoever answers them will taste it from within.” I said, “O Messenger of Allah, describe them to us.” The Prophet said, “They are from our progeny and speak our language.” I said, “What do you command me should that overtake me?” The Prophet said, “Hold fast to the community of Muslims and their leader.” I said, “What if there is no community and no leader?” The Prophet said, “Then withdraw from all of the sects, even if you must bite at the root of trees until death overtakes you in that state.” [Source: Ṣaḥīḥ al-Bukhārī 3411, Ṣaḥīḥ Muslim 1847; Grade: Muttafaqun Alayhi (authenticity agreed upon) according to Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Friday, October 6, 2017


Prof Syukri shared his valuable experience and knowledge to participants
On 07 September 2017, ISDEV was honoured by Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies (ACIS) Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) Kedah by an invitation to the founder of ISDEV, Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh to share his experience and knowledge on researches and writings. The occasion was held at Dewan Sarjana, UiTM Kedah under the Academy's Knowledge Slot programme. 

Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh delivered two lectures at the programme, firstly entitled "Why Research and How to Research?" and secondly, "Why Writing and How to Write?". Both lectures were attended by academic staffs of UiTM Kedah, Kolej Universiti Insaniah (KUIN), and Institut Pendidikan Guru Malaysia (IPGM).
Group photo session with all participants including Dato' Bukhari Abdullah, The Deputy Rector  (Student Affairs) of Kolej Universiti Insaniah (third from left)
Prior to the lectures, Prof Muhammad Syukri Salleh had a courtesy visit to UiTM Rector, Dr Asmadi Mohamed Ghazali. He was accompanied by Head of Centre Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Ustaz Osman Abd Hamid, Chairman of Organizer Committee, Ustaz Saiful Islami Mohd Taher, and Master of Ceremony, Ustaz Muhaimin.

The  visit to  Rector's Office. From right to left, Rector of UiTM Dr Asmadi Mohamed Ghazali, Master of Ceremony, Ustaz Muhaimin, and Head of Centre Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies, Ustaz Osman Abd Hamid, Prof Muhammad Syukri Salleh, and Chairman of Organizer Committee, Ustaz Saiful Islami Mohd Taher.
A welcoming dinner also was held to welcome Prof Muhammad Syukri Salleh the night before the programme. It was hosted by the Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies, led by Head of the Academy, Ustaz Osman Abdul Hamid and attended by the Academy's lecturers. The dinner was held at Arabic Kopitiam Al-Haura at Bandar Laguna Merbuk, Sungai Petani, Kedah.
A welcoming dinner. From right to left: Nik Liyana Nik Daud, Ustaz Saiful Islami Mohd Taher (Chairman of Organizer Committee), Ustaz Osman Abd Hamid (Head of Centre Academy), Ustaz Adib Shujaa', Ustaz Haron Awang (former of Head of Academy), Professor Muhammad Syukri Salleh and his wife Marzizah Darus.

Tuesday, October 3, 2017


ISDEV welcoming it’s twelfth batch of Masters in Social Science (Islamic Development Management) students on 8th September 2017 at Dewan Kuliah A, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM). 12 new students have been registered to pursue their Masters (Mixed-Mode) for the academic year 2017/2018. In continuation of ISDEV tradition, this new batch of students is collectively known as MISDEV 17.1.

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria Bahari in his welcoming speech during the orientation programme with new MISDEV 17.1
The Ta'aruf Session (or Orientation Programme) for MISDEV 17.1 started as early as 9:00am with two sessions. The first session started with a welcoming speech and briefing by ISDEV Director, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria Bahari. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria started by introducing to 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 by the students, introduced ISDEV lecturers and administrative staffs as well as the manners and conduct that should be adhered to whilst studying at ISDEV.

Dr. Fadzila Ani Ahmad answering the questions from students.
The second session continued with multimedia presentation prepared by ISDEV Associate Members (ABI) focusing on ISDEV activities that are to be participated by the MISDEV 17.1 students throughout their studies at ISDEV. In this session, Muhammad Syukri Jalil as 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. On the second session, current RISDEV (ISDEV Postgraduate student by Research) and MISDEV (ISDEV Mixed-Mode) students who are supervised by ISDEV lecturers were called to briefly introduce their respective lecturers from their point of view in terms of each of the lecturers’ individual personality and their experiences as to how they are supervised. This is the time that everyone had a chance to know each ISDEV lecturers inside out. The entire session was also presented via an attractive multimedia presentation prepared by ABI members. A question and answer session come afterwards allowing MISDEV 17.1 to seek for clearer information.

MISDEV17.1 students Ahlan Wa Sahlan to ISDEV family!

Sunday, October 1, 2017


Say, (O Muhammad), "My Lord has ordered justice and that you maintain yourselves (in worship of Him) at every place (or time) of prostration, and invoke Him, sincere to Him in religion." Just as He originated you, you will return (to life) - [al-A'raaf, 7:29]

Friday, September 29, 2017


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 by having the sacrificial slaughter of 3 cows on behalf of ISDEV fraternity during the last day of tashriq, on 3 September 2017, 12 Zulhijjah 1438H. The slaughtering process was held at An-Nur Agro Farm, Kampung Palet, Bukit Mertajam, Penang.
(Left) The location - An- Nur Agro Farm, Kg Palet, Bukit Mertajam, Penang. (Right) The Sacrificial Cows are ready

The sacrificial slaughter is the programme collaboration between associate member of ISDEV (ABI), MIDEV 16.1 (ISDEV Mixed-Mode students) and MISDEV 16.2. The programme began at 8.30am where everyone gathered at An-Nur Agro Farm. The short briefing on the slaughtering activity was given by the Programme Director, Encik Shahrinizam Mohd Amin. The slaughtering started at 9.30am with the recital of eid takbir followed by the slaughtering process of 3 cows, skinning the sacrificial slaughtered cow, cutting and dividing the Qurban meat.
The process of skinning the sacrificial slaughtered cows.

The process of cutting and dividing the Qurban meat

At the end of the slaughtering programme, all ISDEV fraternity enjoyed a delicious lunch prepared by Kg. Palet villagers. The kenduri was held for ISDEV fraternity and all the villagers in Kg. Palet sponsored by the owner of the An-Nur Agro Farm. 
Enjoying the kenduri at Kg. Palet
Subsequently, as part of the ISDEV’s tradition, ISDEV took this opportunity to celebrate Eiduladha via having a Qurban lunch on 5th September 2017. The celebration of Aidiladha cum the Qurban lunch was held at ISDEV building at D04, Universiti Sains Malaysia. The Qurban lunch was held for USM staff in various departments. Along with the Qurban lunch, the distribution of the sacrificial Qurban meat was done by the committee members of the programme to USM staffs. 
The act of giving and kindness - Appreciation to USM Staf by sharing the Qurban meat
Prior to the Qurban lunch, ISDEV fraternity gather for Yassin recital and tahlil as the symbol of ISDEV gratitude and prayers that was led by Ustaz Hamzah and Ustaz Amir. Also present on that day were USM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Industry and Community Network), Prof. Dr. Abdul Rahman Mohamed, Heads and staffs of the various Departments of USM including Graduate School of Business (GSB) and Centre for Policy Research and International Studies (CenPRIS), USM security department, USM Development Department, School of Social Sciences and School of Humanities. 

USM Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Industry and Community Network), Prof. Dr. Abdul Rahman Mohamed, Heads and staffs of the various Departments of USM, lecturers and students having their feast at the Qurban Lunch
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 16.1 and MISDEV 16.2 in line with their Human Development  (Pembangunan Insaniah) course that they are taking in this semester. However, other ISDEV members and students who wanted hands-on experience on the process of slaughter were also welcomed to participate. The above two events were indeed among the most rewarding and meaningful events and memories to all ISDEV fraternity.

 A group of photo session with ISDEV lecturers and students in front of D04 Building, ISDEV