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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

Quotable Quotes

The challenge is how to educate the detractors of Islam about the sophisticated tradition of Islamic thought so that they can distinguish the religion from those Muslims who are equally ignorant and violate all its principles. - Robert D. Crane

Humour Without Malice

Here is the story of an Imam who got up after Friday prayers and announced to the people: "I have good news and bad news. The good news is, we have enough money to pay for our new building programme. The bad news is, it's still out there in your pockets."

Hikmah

The best among Muslims are those who are best in character.

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