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Wan Naim

WanNaimMr. Wan Naim Wan Mansor is an Analyst at IAIS Malaysia, he obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA. He is currently a Masters of Philosophy candidate in Political Science at the Institute of Malaysian and International Studies, National University of Malaysia (UKM). He was part of the research focusing on concept of Wasatiyyah under Religion and Social Cohesion grant by the Government of Malaysia, in which part of the results were published and presented at the international conference Simposium Kebudayaan Malaysia-Indonesia ke-13 held at Universitas Padjadjaran Jatinangor, Bandung, Indonesia (Wan Naim Wan Mansor, Wan Kamal Mujani, Ermy Azziaty Rozali. 2013. Political Ideologies in Malaysia: Wasatiyyah as a Moderate Solution.). He also had an active background in interfaith engagements and leadership positions from his student days. His research interest focuses on Malaysian Political Islam, Shariah-oriented policies (Siyasah Shar’iyyah), and inter-faith engagements.

He can be contacted at wannaim@iais.org.my

Hikmah

One who acknowledges the virtue of an old man and honours him for his age, God will save him from the fright of the Day of Resurrection. Honouring a Muslim with white hair partakes in Glorifying the Majesty of God. (hadith)

Quotable Quotes

As human beings, our greatness lies not so much in being able to remake the world - that is the myth of the atomic age - as in being able to remake ourselves. (Mahatma Gandhi)

Humour Without Malice

During a Q&A session, a scholar was asked, "Will we get cigarettes in Jannah?" to which he replied, "Maybe, but you'd have to go to Jahannam to light it".

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