IAIS Malaysia

The Institute


Based in Kuala Lumpur, the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia was established in 2008 as a non-profit independent research institute. The Institute is dedicated to the pursuit of objective academic research on Islam and contemporary issues of concern to Malaysia, the Muslim world, and Islam’s engagement with other civilisations. The Founding CEO of IAIS Malaysia Professor Mohammad Hashim Kamali is world renowned scholar.

IAIS Malaysia’s research seeks to be pragmatic and policy-oriented yet well-grounded in Islamic civilisation and intellectual culture. The Institute employs resident Research Fellows of recognised standing in their fields of specialisation as well as engages scholars and academics with relevant expertise either as visitors or on a distance consultancy basis.

IAIS Malaysia publishes a quarterly international peer-reviewed journal – Islam and Civilisational Renewal (ICR) – as well as books, policy issue papers, Monographs and Occasional Paper Series. ICR carries articles, viewpoints, interviews and book reviews that aim to promote advanced research and quality discourses on the perennial principles of civilisational Islam and Civilisational Renewal (tajdid hadari) and the contribution of Muslims to knowledge and culture.


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Quotable Quotes

Science is organised knowledge. Wisdom is organised life - Immanuel Kant

Humour Without Malice

A man who was an adherent of the Magian religion died and left behind a huge debt. Some of his creditors said to his son, "Sell the house and pay off your father's debt." The son said, "If I sell the house and pay off his debt, will he enter paradise?" They said, "No". He said, "Then leave him wherever he is and leave me in the house."


God is Beautiful and He loves beauty. (hadith)

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