Thursday, August 31, 2017

HAPPY EID AL-ADHA

Wishing you & your loved ones a blessed Eid!
May Allah accept our efforts and sacrifices that we have presented before Him for the sake of Him and Islam.

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)

Monday, August 28, 2017

ROUND TABLE DISCOURSE ON ISLAMIC QUALITY STANDARD (IQS) FOR ISLAMIC HOSPITALITY



One for the memento - Group picture of the participants and speaker of the Round Table Discourse on IQS for Islamic Hospitality
On 26th July and 27th July, 2017, Centre for Islamic Development Management Studies (ISDEV) successfully conducted a Round Table Discourse on Islamic Quality Standard (IQS) for Islamic Hospitality. The round table discourse is part of the data findings and analysis of the CLMV research grant. The two days discourse was held at Ibnu Khaldun Room, Institute of Postgraduate Studies (IPS), Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

The speakers in action - very passionate in sharing the presented topic from left, Prof. Emeritus Dato' Wira Dr. Jamil Osman, Prof. Shaya'a Othman (centre) and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor'ain Haji Othman (ringht) 
The round table discourse involved seven sessions where four sessions were held on the first day while the remaining three sessions was held on the second day program. The first session was  presented by Prof. Dr. Rahmah Ahmad H. Osman from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) on the Concept of Islamic Quality whereas, the second session is presented by Prof. Emeritus Dato' Wira Dr. Jamil Osman from International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) East South East Asia on the topic entitle Developing Islamic Quality Index for Islamic Hospitality. The third session discussed on the Research in Islamic Quality Standard in Islamic Hospitality presented by Prof. Shaya'a Othman, the Chief Executive Office of Universal Crescent Standard Cente. The last session on the first day program was presented by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor'ain Haji Othman from the Faculty of Hotel and Tourism Management, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM) on the topic title Teaching Islamic Hospitality and Tourism.

Later that evening, a networking dinner hosted by ISDEV was held exclusively for all the participants of the round table discourse at BumbleDee's Cafe. All participants get together to share, expand and associate their networking between one another. All enjoys the taste of the scrumptious food that had been specially ordered for this occasion.

Networking Dinner hosted by ISDEV at Bumbledee's Cafe
On 27th July, the second day of the round table discourse, the morning session starts with the Sharing the Experience in the Islamic Hospitality Industry by Prof. Shaya’a Othman and the session continues with the sharing of Research experience in Islamic Hospitality and Tourism by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nor’ain Bt. Haji Othman. The last session for the round table discourse was the discussion and conclusion session which was led by Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Wira Dr. Jamil Osman. Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Wira Dr. Jamil Osman were discussing on the potential and and opportunities in Islamic hospitality especially in IQS.

Full house at the Ibnu Khaldun Room, IPS, USM. All the participants are very eager to listen and focus on the presentation
The two days discourse was chaired by Dr. Azreen Hamiza Abdul Aziz and was attended by representatives from IIIT, Kolej Universiti Insaniah, Politeknik Tuanku Syed Sirajuddin, Langkawi Tourism Academy, Universitas Darussalam Gontor as well as from USM, the representatives from School of Management, School of Humanities and  School of Housing, Building and Planning.

The round table discourse received an overwhelmed responses from all the participants. Based on the discussion, they were impressed with what they had learn and expressed their interest in the area of Islamic hospitality in which they find it as an interesting field to explore more. It is eagerly hope that this round table discourse mark the beginning of further cooperation in the near future between all participants and institutions.





Sunday, August 27, 2017

A NAS A WEEK - 6 DZULHIJJAH 1438

And lower your wing to those who follow you of the believers [al-Shu'ara, 26:215].

Sunday, August 20, 2017

A NAS A WEEK - 29 DZUL QA'DAH 1438

Abu Huraira reported: The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “The Hour will not be established until two groups fight each other while their claim is one and the same.” [Source: Sahih Bukhari 6537; Grade: Sahih (authentic) according to Al-Bukhari]

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

ISDEV DIRECTOR'S TARBIYYAH: THE REALISATION OF THE PRACTICE OF TAQWA IN ISDEV


Associate Prof. Dr. Zakaria Bahari delivered his Tarbiyyah at DKA

On 21st July 2017, as part of the ISDEV tradition, ISDEV monthly supervision was held with a main ageda of ISDEV Director's Tarbiyyah. The Tarbiyyah is a medium to spread the positive vibe and to motivated all ISDEV family members. As for this month, ISDEV Director, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria Bahari chose a title of 'The Realization of the Practice of Taqwa in ISDEV (Bagaimana Untuk Merealisasikan Amalan Bertaqwa Dalam ISDEV).

In beginning, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria Bahari reminded ISDEV family members about the words of Allah SWT regarding those who break his words. According to him, taqwa was an effort to obtain the blessing of Allah SWT and it is the key to happiness and success in this life and the hereafter. From the last Tarbiyyah, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria Bahari mentioned about unity of people who are searching taqwa and applied into their life will be guide by true ilm and Allah SWT. It is pleasure if ISDEV family members able to search the meaning of taqwa. Once we become a righteous person, the result will shows among administration staffs, academic staffs, students and even cleaner on the unity of taqwa.

In ensuring taqwa to come true, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria Bahari invites ISDEV family members to carry out the six following practices based on the words of Allah SWT and the hadith of Rasulullah SAW:

1) Charity
2) Redha
3) Patience
4) Always repent and confess mistake
5) Do not hurt or offend people
6) Maintain sillaturrahim and always taking care of the relationship

Hopefully all the advices and tarbiyyah from Assoc. Prof. Dr. Zakaria Bahari can be implemented by all ISDEV family members. 

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!