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 

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