Treating Anxiety Disorders (Al-Halu’) : An Application of Al-Makki Psychotherapy Model (MPM)


The reliability of the MPM can be obtained through validation and confirmation by the experts in the field of Sufism, Islamic counselling and Islamic psychology as well as from the results of the empirical study involving the process of intervention and rehabilitation on subjects who are suffering from mild and moderate anxiety disorders whom show significant decrease in the levels of anxiety disorders. The MPM which is established based on the discipline of Sufism, emphasizes on the element of soul purification as an alternative therapy for the treatment of anxiety disorders.


Research team:

  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Che Zarrina Sa’ari
  2. Prof. Dr. Joni Tamkin Borhan
  3. Ms. Nurul Salikin Sa’ari
  4. Dr. Wan Adli Wan Ramli
  5. Dr. Khairul Hamimah Mohd Jodi
  6. Dr. Mohd Anuar Mamat
  7. Dr. Faizuri Abd Latif
  8. Dr. Syed Muhammad Hilmi Syed Abdul Rahman
  9. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Wan Suhaimi Wan Abdullah
  10. Dr. Che Zuhaida Sa’ari
  11. Dr. Hazman Hassan
  12. Ms. Sharifah Basirah Syed Muhsin
Dept. Aqidah and Islamic Thought, Academy of Islamic Studies

Pyrolysis of Palm Shell: Transforming Wastes into Wealth


Palm shell based char can be used to produce activated carbons and carbon molecular sieves. The activated carbon has successfully used for adsorption of carbon dioxide and methane. The capturing of carbon dioxide through the use of functionalized activated carbons can contribute towards the reduction of the greenhouse gasses and lower the cost associated with the capturing process.


Researcher: Prof. Dr. Wan Mohd Ashri Wan Daud, Dept. Chemical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering

Colorimetric Detection of Dengue by Single Tube Reverse Transcription-Loop-Mediated Isothermal Amplification


Early diagnosis of dengue patients is also critical to patient management since it prevents the administration of expensive antibiotics, expedites the triage of febrile patients to appropriate clinics, and reduces health care costs. Dengue virus RNA was detected in all positive samples using RT-LAMP and none in the negative samples within 30-45 minutes. Based on the results obtained in this study, the RT-LAMP assays represents a potential alternative for the molecular diagnosis and routine screening of dengue virus infections, especially in dengue endemic countries.


  Research team:

  1. Assoc. Prof. Dr. Lau Yee Ling
  2. Prof. Dr. Sazaly Abu Bakar
  3. Meng-Yee Lai
  4. Boon-Teong Teoh
  5. Juraina Abd-Jamil
  6. Jefree Johari
  7. Sing-Sin Sam
  8. Kim Kee Tan

Faculty of Medicine

Last Update: November 24, 2017