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Dr. Razali Othman Won the Best Thesis Award Yayasan Nurul Yaqeen

By Azman Zakaria
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SERDANG, Jan 20 - Dr. Hj. Razali Othman, Director of the Centre for Management of Waqf, Zakat and Endowment (WAZAN), Universiti Putra Malaysia (UPM) won the Best Thesis Award Yayasan Nurul Yaqeen 2015. It is an award that are created as encouragement and recognition to stimulate the production of high quality thesis that can contribute to the development of knowledge significantly.

He won the Best Doctor of Philosophy in Social Science and Humanities thesis Award category, presented by Academic Executive Chairman, Yayasan Nurul Yaqeen, Dato 'Wira Dr. Ismail Ibrahim at a ceremony at Universiti Malaya, recently.

The objective of the award is to encourage high quality postgraduate thesis research and writing in the various field, awarding the best postgraduate thesis research and writing and publishing the award-winning thesis.

His thesis titled “Penggunaan Wang Fiat Sebagai Instrumen Wakaf Tunai: Satu KajianTeoretis" is to see to see how far the fiat money used today meets the purpose of the waqf.

A total of 93 shortlisted candidates, including nominations from overseas before the number was reduced to 10 as finalists. These ten finalists are called for a presentation and question-answer session in front of panel members which consists of four professors in the relevant field, before the winners are elected.


He was grateful for the win and thanked UPM for nominating and sponsoring him in the award, although his doctoral studies was conducted at Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).” The win in this award hopefully can be a driving force for other Administrator officers to strive hard for every effort including in completing the thesis”, he said.

While speaking at the award ceremony, Dr. Razali shares the formula for his success in completing the thesis whereby he always hold the principle of must always endeavorhe and apply earnestly to Allah SWT because the knowledge belongs to Him. "Do what He has to say, keep away what is forbidden. Do not leave the five-day prayer, and strengthen it with night prayer and increase alms".

"Do not ever give up, must try and pray. On the way in achieve it, there is will be ups and downs. When felt down, seek to Allah. When going up, do not forget Him, pray to Allah. "If we help the religion of Allah, Allah will help us," he said again.

He received a trophy, RM15,000 cash and a certificate. – WAZAN Online

Date of Input: 04/11/2017 | Updated: 28/09/2018 | m.jazmi


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