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

He who smiles rather than rages is always stronger. Japanese Wisdom

Humour Without Malice

Hija purchased a sack of flour and hired a labourer to carry it. The labourer ran off with the whole sack. On seeing the labourer after a few days, Hija hid from him. "Why are you hiding from him?" the people asked. He replied, "I fear that he may ask for his wage."


Two blessings in which many people are defrauded are good health and leisure time. (hadith)

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