Saturday, December 29, 2012


Not much happenings after coming home from Ban Nua, Thailand on the 9th December, except a meeting on Zakat Asnaf Revisited at De Palma Hotel in Shah Alam organised by Selangor Zakat Council (LZS) on 19-20th December, a Post-Mortem Meeting on ISDEV Research University Team (RUT) Report Presentation on 21st December, and a meeting on Evaluation for MAPIM Book Award on 27th December.

While I was on my way to Shah Alam on the 18th, a group of lecturers and graduate students of Faculty of Economics and Muamalat (FEM) of Universiti Sains Islam Malaysia (USIM) visited ISDEV and a meeting of Management Committee of the School of Social Sciences was in progress. On the 20th, while I was in the midst of the meeting on the Zakat Asnaf Revisited in Shah Alam, researchers of the ISDEV RUT presented our one-year achievements of the research project to assessors of the Social Transformation Research Platform.

I was supposed to have involved in all the three porgrammes. But since I was away, I have to delegate the tasks to other ISDEV members. The visit by USIM was handled by ISDEV PhD student Shereeza Mohd Saniff, while the meeting at the School of Social Sciences and the ISDEV RUT presentation were handled by Dr Mohd Shukri Hanapi, with the help of Dr Zakaria Bahari and other research members, including ISDEV Academic Staff Training Scheme Fellows.

Alhamdulillah, by the grace of Allah SWT, all the three programmes were handled successfully, manifesting that ISDEV could be sailed smoothly, even though if I am no more at ISDEV, InshaAllah. ISDEV is not a one-man show business indeed. It is a collective business with trained-next-echelon prepared to handle  future challenging tasks, InshaAllah.

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