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

"The innate qualities of the soul are peace, love, truth and joy. When a soul gets affected by negative traits such as ego, greed and anger, the creative spark is reduced; however, when the soul is nurtured by possitivity, the creative talent is released" (Bridget Menezes)

Humour Without Malice

A men fell on the ground, and soon after fell down again. He said to himself: "Had I known I was going to fall a second time, I would have not gotten up so soon."


Be not like the hypocrite who, when he talks tells lies; when he makes a promise he breaks it; and when trust is placed in him proves dishonest. (hadith)

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