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

Without internal forms of solidarity and mutual trust, the market cannot completely fulfill its proper economic function - Pope Benedict XVI

Humour Without Malice

Once a soldier who had an arrow stuck into his flesh went to consult a specialist. The surgeon cut off the arrow shaft and said: "That is all. You may go now". The soldier said: "But the arrow head is still deep in my flesh!" Shaking his head, the surgeon said: "That's a matter of an intermist. The surgical part of the operation is finished".


He grants Wisdom to whom He pleases, and whomever is granted Wisdom is indeed granted abundant good. Yet none take heed save those with heart-understanding. (Q 2: 269)

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