Editorial Team


Dr. Abur Hamdi Usman, a native of Indonesia, received his graduate and doctoral degrees from the Theology and Philosophy Department, Faculty of Islamic Studies, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). Currently he is Assistant Professor of Dakwah and Usuluddin, Faculty of Islamic Civilization Studies at the Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor (KUIS) Malaysia. He has published numerous books and refereed articles on Theology, Quranic exegesis, and Hadith. His areas of interest include the Sciences of Quran and Hadith Studies. Abur has conducted field research in Malaysia in the Anti-Hadith Movement and Paedophilia, with grants from the University. He has lectured on contemporary issues in various parts of the world and has traveled extensively in South East countries. Abur is also the Head Unit of Hadith and Research in Hadith and Akidah Research Institute (INHAD), Malaysia.


Managing Editor

Dr. Nasimah Abdullah, received her PhD in Arabic Linguistic Studies in 2015 and her Master of Human Sciences (Arabic as Second Language) in 2000 from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She graduated with a Bachelor of Human Sciences (Arabic Language and Literature) from the same university in 1997. She has 20 years experiences in teaching Arabic Language  in various subjects such as syntax, morphology and rhetorical science, and she also teaches numerous subjects concerning Arabic-Malay translation such as textual analysis, translation of religious text, translation of commercial text, translation of technical text and others. Her area of interest in research study include Arabic linguistic, Teaching Arabic as second language, Arabic-Malay translation and semantic. She had written almost 25 articles in national and international refereed journals and about 52 articles in proceedings of various seminar. She has written some chapters in books and Islamic magazines. She also leaded and participated in some research studies. Currently, she is a senior lecturer at Department of Language Studies and Arabic Linguistic, Faculty of Islamic Study and Civilisation, International Islamic University College Selangor (KUIS). Previuosly, she was Deputy Dean (Academic and Research Affair) of Faculty of Islamic Study and Civilisation, KUIS from 2013-2018. She used to be acting Deputy Dean of Faculty of Modern Language and Communication (FBMK), KUIS and she also used to be Head of Department of Arabic Languange and Literature, Academy of Islamic Studies (AI), KUIS. She also used to be an exco of KUISCELL (Academic Affairs) from 2015-2018. She also participates as subject matter expert for OUM and KPM. She can be contacted at nasimah@kuis.edu.my. 


Editorial Panel

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mariam Abd Majid, Department of Da'wah and Usuluddin, Faculty of Islamic Civilization Studies, Selangor International Islamic University College (KUIS). Holding a Bachelor of Usuluddin, Master in Usuluddin and Doctor of Philosophy specializing in Da'wah Methodology, from University of Malaya. Field of expertises are Usuluddin, Methodology in Da'wah, Psychology in Da'wah and Marketing in Da'wah.





Dr. Latifa Bibi Musafar Hameed is currently the Director of International Research Centre of Islamic Economic and Finance (IRCIEF) in International University College of Selangor (KUIS). She is actively involved in research in the field of Islamic economics and finance, namely zakat, waqf and sadaqah. Her current project in IRCIEF is the viability of Sadaqah House as a banking instrument in Malaysia. The strategic partner for this research is Bank Islam Malaysia Berhad (BIMB).
Prior to joining KUIS, she was a Senior Consultant in Zetta Consultant Sdn Bhd in Bangi Selangor from 2006 to 2011. Zetta Consultant Sdn Bhd is a company that conducts research for the government. She was involved in various governments research projects.
She is a graduate of University Malaya, where she received a PhD in Economics. She earned a bachelor and master degree in Economics at the National University of Malaysia (UKM). She was born in Kedah and currently lives in Bangi.



Ust. Kamal Azmi Abd. Rahman, graduated from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), master of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Usuluddin and Comparative Religion). He is currently pursuing his doctorate study at National University of Malaysia (UKM) in the field of philosophy and Islamic thought. He is also serving as lecturer at the Department of Dakwah and Usuluddin, International Islamic University College of Selangor (KUIS). His research and writings are largely focusing on Islamic thought. He can be contacted via email: kamalazmi@kuis.edu.my.



Dr. Abdul Razif Zaini is a senior lecturer of applied linguistic at Selangor Islamic International University College (KUIS) Malaysia. He also appointed as a Director of Regional Centre for Islamic Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization – ISESCO since 2015. He holds PhD in Arabic Linguistic Studies and MA in Modern Language from University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Arabic Language and Literature from al-Albayt University, Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan in 2000. He has 18 years of teaching experiences in various subject such as Arabic syntax, morphology and lexicography. He also actively involved in research and his area of expertise include applied linguistic, sociolinguistics and lexical related to teaching Arabic as a Second Language. Currently, he involves in various research grant with collaboration of Ministry of Education (MOE), Malaysia and Institute of Teacher Education (Islamic Education Campus, Bangi), Malaysia. He also appointed as a subject matter expert for Granada Editions (Granada Paris), Open University Malaysia (OUM) and Department of Islamic Studies in Ministry of Education, Malaysia. He can be contacted at abdulrazif@kuis.edu.my


Dr. Md Noor Hussin received his PhD in Arabic Linguistic Studies in 2014 and his Master of Human Sciences (Arabic as Second Language) in 2006 from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He graduated with a Bachelor of Human Sciences (Arabic Language and Literature) from the same university in 2003. She has 15 years experiences in teaching Arabic Language in various subjects such as syntax, morphology and linguistics, and he also teaches subjects related to language skills. His area of interest in research study include Arabic linguistic, Teaching Arabic as second language and semantic. He had written articles in national and international refereed journals and proceedings of various seminar. She has written some chapters in books and Islamic magazines. He also leaded and participated in some research studies. Currently, he appointed as Dean of Faculty of Islamic and Civilization Studies. He is also senior lecturer at Department of Language Studies and Arabic Linguistic. Previuosly, he was Deputy Dean (Student Development & Alumni) of Faculty of Islamic and Civilization Studies, KUIS from 2015-2018. He also lead Academic Staff Association (PKAKUIS) from 2014-2016. He can be contacted at mdnoor@kuis.edu.my


Dr. Norsaleha Mohd. Salleh, Director Of Hadith & Akidah Research Institute, International Islamic University College Selangor. Graduated with Usuluddin Diploma in UNISZA, Bachelor of Akidah & Philosophy at al-Azhar University of Egypt, Master of Usuluddin & Philosophy and Ph.D of Islamic Education in UKM. Experts in the field of faith, thought, Islamic education and Islamic psychology. She is the Head of Muslim Women's Association of Malaysia, Women's Hall of Fame, National Da'wah Council, Shariah Advisory Center of Ummah Excellence, Advisory Board at Interdisciplinary Research And International Strategy, State Government's Research and Development Grant, Science, Technology and Innovation Committee (JTGPPSTI) and advisor to the National Islamic Women's Convention (KONWANIS) and the International Muslimah Empowerment Conference (IMEC), the author of “Mengapa Perlu Berduka” and Columnist Kultum Harmony Magazine. Earned the Gold Service Award 2017, The 2016 Excellent Service Award, the 2016 Research, Innovation and Innovation Award, the Ph.D 2015 Award, the 2014 Service Award, the KUIS 2010 Maulidurrasul Award and the 2008 Excellent Service Award.


Dr. Mohd Farid Ravi Abdullah is a renown scholar in Quranic Studies with a Ph.D in “Tafsir and Ulum al-Quran” from the University of Jordan in 2015. Dr. Farid is senior lecturer at al-Quran and al-Sunnah Department, Faculty of Islamic Studies and Civilization, KUIS for more than 18 years, and he was awarded Tokoh Ma’al Hijrah atthe National Level in year 2011. He is the Member of of Islamic Council of Selangor (MAIS) also the Chairman of Newly Converted Muslim Committee under MAIS. Among his famous publication include, “Kembali Kepada Fitrah”, “Ustaz Apa Hukumnya”, and “Terjemahan Ringkasan Sahih al-Bukhari”. These publications concern on the interpretation of Islamic manuscripts. He also leads several research and publish articles related to Islamic studies. In line with the advent of new technology, recently he develops an application in Tadabbur Surah al-Fatihah.


Editorial Board

Dr. Mohammad Hannan Hassan is the vice dean and deputy director for capacity building and interfaith engagement at Muis Academy in Singapore. Hassan has always been interested in philosophy and the history of ideas and civilizations, particularly in Islamic education. He specializes in Muslim-Jewish relations, interfaith relations, and history and philosophy of Islamic law in the Malay Archipelago. Under the supervision of renowned professors Wael Hallaq and Jamil Ragep, he successfully defended his doctoral dissertation, Islamic Legal Thought and Practices of Seventeenth Century Aceh: Treating the Others, at McGill University's Institute of Islamic Studies in Canada. He was also a participant in the International Higher Education Interfaith Leadership Forum.



Prof. Dato’ Dr. Mohd Yusof Hj. Othman is a Professor at Dept. of Physics, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM). He was the Head, Dept. of Physics (1990-94); Deputy Dean, Faculty of Science and Technology (1994-02); Director, Research and Innovation Management Centre (2002-07); He is Pioneer Director of Institute of Islam Hadhari UKM (2007-2018) and Principle Research Fellow at Solar Energy Research Institute of the university since 2005. He received BSc (Hons) from UKM in 1976 in Physics, MSc in Solid State Physics from Bedford College, University of London in 1977, and PhD in Solar Assisted Heat Pump System from Aston University, UK in 1984.
Prof. Othman has been involved in renewable energy activities for more than 35 years. His main contributions are in solar radiation, solar thermal and photovoltaic systems. His major research efforts include designing solar collectors for drying and hot water systems, photovoltaic water pumping system, grid connected photovoltaic systems, and currently in photovoltaic-thermal collector (air & water based). He is also conducting research in the field of history and philosophy of Islamic Science. He was the founding member of Solar Energy Research Group, UKM and the Secretary General of Malaysian Institute of Energy (1992-2005). He has been elected as council member of the World Renewable Energy Network (WREN) since 1992, contact person for International Solar Energy Society (ISES) in Malaysia (1990-96). He is also the founding Vice President of Hadhari Global Network. Since 2018. Prof. Othman was visiting professor at the Department of Engineering, University of Reading, UK (1994), Associate Editor of the International Journal of Renewable Energy 2005-10, Editorial Review Board of Scientific Journal International since July 2007, reviewer for Int. Journal of Solar Energy and Int. Journal of Sustainable and Renewable Energy Review. He received “WREN Pioneer” Award from World Renewable Energy Network/Congress in 2004 and Outstanding Award for his contribution in renewable energy activities during World Renewable Energy Congress 2010, Abu Dhabi. He has been sitting on various panels and committee on renewable energy and education at ministry level in Malaysia. He has authored and co-authored more than 350 articles in journals, proceedings, and seminars in the field of renewable energy, physics and science education. He has written 32 books in the field of physics and general interests. He received several awards from UKM - Excellence Services Award in 1990 and 1993; Special Award in Category of Creativity and Innovation (1997); Social Services Award for Academician (1998); and Special Quality Award – Scientific Publications (2003). He received Excellent Scientist Award from Ministry of Higher Education in 2004 & 2005, Academics Personality for Malay Language (Tokoh Akademik Bahasa Melayu) from Ministry of Education, Malaysia (2013), Malay Language Icon (Academics), Public Service Depart Award (2016) and Top Research Scientist Malaysia (TRSM) 2013 from the Academy of Science, Malaysia. He is also the recipient of Darjah Kesatria Mangku Negara (KMN) from Federal Government, Darjah Setia Negeri Sembilan (DSNS) from the King of Negeri Sembilan (2008), Darjah Setia Pangkuan Negeri (DSPN) from The State of Penang (2009), Special Award of Maal Hijrah (1426H - 2006) from the Government of Malaysia, Personality Award of Maal Hijrah (Tokoh Maal Hijrah) from the State Government of Penang (1429H - 2008).



Dr. Mutsalim Khareng received his PhD in Islamic Studies (Theology and Philosophy) in 2016 and his master of Islamic Studies (Theology and Philosophy) in 2012 from National University of Malaysia (UKM). He graduated with a Bachelor of Islamic Studies (Theology and Philosophy) from al-Azhar University in 2009. He has many years experiences in teaching Islam Studies in various subjects such as Islamic Creed, Islamic Civilization & Globalization, Comparative Religion, Comparative Politic System, Hadith, Fiqh al-Dakwah and others. His area of interest in research studies include freedom of religion, issues of the Muslim minority, human right and Islamic civilization. He had written almost 20 articles that published by national and international refereed journals index scopus and about 15 articles in proceedings of various seminars. Currently, he is a lecturer at department of Islamic Studies, Academy of Islamic and Arabic Studies, Princess of Naradhiwas University (PNU). He can be contacted at drmutsalimkhareng@gmail.com



Prof. Dr. Mohammed Abul Lais is Professor of Hadith at the International Islamic University of Malaysia. He is a senior graduate in the Islamic Religious Sciences from Darul Uloom Deoband. Professor Abul Lais earned postgraduate degree in the Prophetic Sciences from Medina University, and a Ph.D from Ummul Qura University, Mecca. He has authored more than 30 books in his field of Hadith specialization.





Assoc. Prof. Dr. Adnane Mokrani is Associated Professor at the Pontifical Institute for Arabic and Islamic Studies (PISAI), and Aggregated Professor at the Pontifical Gregorian University. A prominent Muslim theologian, he was Visiting Professor at the Institut Européen des Sciences Humaines in Paris, as well as a member of the Scientific Committee in charge of drafting the “Chart of Values for Integration and Citizenship”, promoted by the Italian Ministry of Home Affairs (2006-2008). Dr. Mokrani obtained a PhD in Islamic Theology from al-Zaytuna University in Tunis, a PhD in Muslim-Christian Relations from PISAI and the license in Islamic Sciences at the Emir Abd-el-Kader University for Islamic Sciences in Constantine, Algeria. Engaged in numerous interreligious dialogue initiatives, his writings have been published in English, French, Arabic and Italian.


Dr. Mohamad Anas Sarmini is Assistant Professor of Hadith at the Istanbul 29 May University. In 2010 he completed his master thesis at the University of Damascus. His master thesis is published in the name of "Muhammad Jamal al-Din al-Qasimi and his participation in hadith knowledge ". In 2013 he completed his second master thesis at the University of Jinan. It is also published in the name of "Classical. He is currently a lecturer at the Faculty of International Islamic and Religious Sciences. He has other Published books and books’ chapters, and also has many Published Peer reviewed Essays.




Dr. Ali Akbar is currently a research assistant and tutor at the University of Melbourne. His research interests include topics such as Middle Eastern and Iranian politics, modern Islamic thought, and classical and contemporary Quranic hermeneutics. He holds a Ph.D. degree in Islamic studies (from University of Melbourne, Australia, 2018) and an Honours degree in Arts in Religious studies and Political Science (from Monash University, Australia, 2013). Ali has authored a book in Persian entitled The Political Discourse of Decline and Backwardness among Contemporary Iranian Intellectuals. His articles have been published in internationally renowned peer-reviewed journals such as the British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, Arabica, Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations, Middle Eastern Studies and Islamic Quarterly.



Prof. Dr. Rusjdi Ali Muhammad,
IAIN Ar-Raniry Darussalam, Banda Aceh, Indonesia
email: rusdialimuha52@gmail.com

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mazlan Ibrahim,
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia
email: mazib@ukm.edu.my

Assoc. Prof. Dr. M. Zakyi Ibrahim,
California State University, Fullerton, United States
email: zibrahim@exchange.fullerton.edu