Staff Details

Md. Mahmudul Hasan

Md. Mahmudul Hasan
Designation: Associate Professor
KULLIYYAH OF ISLAMIC REVEALED KNOWLEDGE AND HUMAN SCIENCES
IIUM Gombak Campus
Extension: 6045
Email address: mmhasan@iium.edu.my

Academic Qualification

  • English Language - Bachelor Degree , University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • English Literature - Masters Degree , University of Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Feminist Comparative Literature - Doctor of Philosophy , University of Portsmouth

Area of Specialisation

  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Arts and Culture ~ Traditional Arts and Culture - South Asian Muslim literature; South Asian Muslim women's writing; and South Asian literature in English.
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Religious Studies ~ Comparative Religion - Comparing English and South Asian literature.
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Religious Studies ~ Quranic and Hadith Studies - Islam and English studies.
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ History and Philosophy of Sciences and Medicine ~ History and Philosophy of Science and Technology - Feminist literary criticism; postcolonial feminism; women in Islam (Islamic feminism)

Teaching Responsibilities

20TH CENTURY OF ENGLISH LITERATURE 2011/2012
BRITISH LITERATURE UP TO THE 19TH CENTURY 2010/2011
ENGLISH LITERATURE: TWENTIETH CENTURY AND CONTEMPORARY 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012
ISLAMIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012
LANGUAGE FOR OCCUPATIONAL PURPOSES 2010/2011
LITERARY GENRES I : POETRY 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013
RESEARCH PAPER II (LITERARY STUDIES) 2016/2017
SOUTH ASIAN LITERATURE IN ENGLISH 2010/2011
TOPICS IN ISLAMIC LITERATURE 2016/2017 2011/2012 2010/2011
TOPICS IN ISLAMIC LITERATURE 2016/2017 2015/2016
TOPICS IN ISLAMIC LITERATURE II 2016/2017
WORLD LITERATURE II 2010/2011
WORLD LITERATURE III: WOMEN'S WRITING AROUND THE WORL 2015/2016

Research Projects

Completed

2014 - 2016
Textbook Project, International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT, USA)
2013 - 2016
Islamization of English Literary Studies (Twentieth Century)
2013 - 2014
Imaginaries Versus Lived Experienced: Comparing Rokeya's and Taslima's Representations of Europe
2012 - 2013
Graduate Citizenry: Higher Education, Patriotism and Nation Building in Malaysia
2010 - 2011
Taslima Nasrin's Criticism of Islam: An Academic Response

In Progress

2016 - Present
Islamization and Integration of Knowledge in Rokeya's Works

Publications

Article

2016
Muslim Bengal writes back: a study of Rokeya’s encounter with and representation of Europe. Journal of Postcolonial Writing , 52 (6). pp.739-751.
2016
136th birth anniversary of Begum Rokeya : Rokeya's wake-up call to women. The Daily Star pp.15.
2016
Oppression versus liberation: Representation of hijab in two post-9/11 British literary texts. Hawwa: Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World , 14 (2). pp.147-165.
2016
Distinguishing Islam from cultural practices: Conversations with Qaisra Shahraz. Asiatic : IIUM Journal of Asian Literatures, Cultures and Englishes , 10 (1). pp.171-183.
2016
Muslim women and knowledge: Are we ready to face the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’? . About Islam pp.1-5.
2016
Rokeya's feminism and cultural affiliation. New Age, Dhaka pp.9-9.
2016
Teaching English literature at IIUM: Islamic perspectives on selected twentieth-century texts. Al-Shajarah , 21 (1). pp.49-71.
2016
Nasrin Gone Global: A Critique of Taslima Nasrin’s Criticism of Islam and Her Feminist Strategy. South Asia Research , 36 (2). pp.167-185.
2016
Discovering Doris Lessing: convergences between Islam and her thoughts. The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS) , 33 (2). pp.25-49.
2015
Rokeya’s anti-colonial ideas: corporate exploitation of women in Bangladesh. The New Age, Dhaka, Bangladesh
2015
Review of the essential Rokeya: selected works of Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain (1880-1932). The Daily Star (Dhaka) pp.12-12.
2015
Do Muslims have equal right to free speech?. OnIslam.net
2015
English literary studies: including Islamic perspectives in pedagogy and practice. The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS) , 32 (1). pp.1-22.
2015
OPINION: Rokeya’s tolerance and magnanimity. The Daily Star, Dhaka
2015
Think twice before taking bribe: the binary of corruption and dignity. OnIslam
2015
Seeking freedom in the “third space” of diaspora: Muslim women's identity in Aboulela's Minaret and Janmohamed's love in a headscarf. Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs , 35 (1). pp.89-105.
2015
Muslims should take pride in Islamic greetings. New Straits Times pp.16-17.
2014
Journey through the world of Rokeya. The New Age
2014
How muslims trivialize the Qur'an. Muslim World Affairs
2014
Good literature and bad literature: debate on Islam and poetry. International Journal of Islamic Thoughts , 3 (1). pp.43-54.
2014
Approaching Teaching and Learning: The Islamic Way. Kulliyyah Research Bulletin , 5 (1). pp.5-8.
2014
The relevance of Rokeya's legacy. The Daily Star
2014
Are people sincere condemning Israeli atrocities? a letter to the world. OnIslam.net pp.1.
2014
Islam's encounter with English and Ismail al-Faruqi's concept of Islamic English: A postcolonial reading. The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS) , 31 (2). pp.1-21.
2013
Islam and professionalism: in search of excellence. OnIslam.net pp.1-3.
2013
Islam’s encounter with women’s rights and feminism: the need for greater engagement of Muslim women. International Journal of Islamic Thought , 2 (1). pp.81-94.
2013
Commemorating Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain and contextualising her work in South Asian Muslim feminism. Asiatic , 7 (2). pp.39-59.
2013
The Islamization of English literary studies: a postcolonial approach. The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS) , 30 (2). pp.21-41.
2012
Marginalisation of muslim writers in South Asian literature: Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain's English works. South Asia Research , 32 (3). pp.179-197.
2012
Feminism as Islamophobia: a review of misogyny charges against Islam . Intellectual Discourse , 20 (1). pp.55-78.
2011
Syed Sajjad Husain. Banglapedia, the national encyclopedia of Bangladesh , 14 pp.427-427.
2011
S M A Rashidul Hasan. Banglapedia, the National Encyclopedia of Bangladesh , 14 pp.354-354.
2010
Free speech, ban and “fatwa”: a study of the Taslima Nasrin affair. Journal of Postcolonial Writing , 46 (5). pp.540-552.
2010
Nawab Faizunnesa's Rupjalal. The Muslim World Book Review , 30 (2). pp.65-69.
2009
Ballads from Bangladesh: an anthology of poems (translated by Helal Uddin Ahmed and introduced by Syed Manzoorul Islam: Dhaka: Sucheepatra, February 2009). Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities) , 54 (2). pp.147-150.
2008
Love for Prophet Muhammad (Part One): a profound inspiring love. OnIslam.net
2008
Love for Prophet Muhammad (Part Two): moral obligation and spiritual need. OnIslam.net
2007
Proceeding to a postgraduate research degree: some tips . Alumni News 2007 , XX pp.51-54.
2005
Brick lane by Monica Ali (Black Swan, London 2004 [First published by Dobleday, London, 2003]), pp. 496. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities) , 50 (1-2). pp.667-672.
2005
The orientalization of gender. The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS) , 22 (4). pp.26-56.
2005
A tribute to Mulk Raj Anand. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities) , 50 (1-2). pp.569-578.
2004
Anti-colonial feminism: discourses of Gayatri Chakravorty Spivak and Ania Loomba. Journal of the Asiatic Society of Bangladesh (Humanities) , 49 (1). pp.89-104.
2004
Indictment of misogyny on Mary Wollstonecraft and Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain. BRAC University Journal , 1 (2). pp.1-12.

Book

2012
Woman in the light of Qur'an and Hadith. The Islamic Foundation , Dhaka, Bangladesh . ISBN 9789860613717.
2009
Selections from Akram Khan's Tafsirul Qur'an. Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Thought (BIIT) , Dhaka, Bangladesh . ISBN 984-70103-0016-0.

Book Section

2017
The private-public dichotomy in Rokeya's works. In: A feminist foremother: critical essays on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain . Orient Blackswan (formerly Orient Longman) , Hyderabad, India , pp.154-172. ISBN 978-93-86296-00-9.
2017
Introduction. In: A feminist foremother: critical essays on Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain . Orient Blackswan (formerly Orient Longman) , Hyderabad, India , pp.xi-xxvii. ISBN 978-93-86296-00-9.
2016
Working for women’s rights in Bangladesh. In: Islam and Gender: The Bangladesh Perspective . Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Thought (BIIT) , Dhaka, Bangladesh , pp.1-10. ISBN 978-984-8471-43-2.
2015
Conclusion: reaffirming and celebrating motherhood. In: The Greatest Love: Tales of Mothers . Iman Publications , Selangor, Malaysia , pp.161-175. ISBN 978-983-2423-28-7.
2011
Introduction: crossing boundaries and celebrating diversity. In: Crossing boundaries: musings on language, literature and culture . IIUM Press , Kuala Lumpur , pp.9-15. ISBN 9789674181468.
2007
The trope of home and the representation of Muslim women in Rokeya Sakhawat Hossain and in Attia Hosain's Sunlight on a Broken Column. In: Behind the Veil: Representation of Muslim Woman in Indian Writings in English 1950-2000 . A P H Publishing Corporation , New Delhi , pp.61-86. ISBN 81-313-0150-8.

Conference or Workshop Item

2016
Killing the angel in the house and “telling the truth about my own experiences as a body”: an Islamic perspective on Virginia Woolf’s stance on Victorian gender ideology. In: Research Symposium on Thought and Knowledge 2016 , Bandos Island, Maldives
2016
Intimate revelations: conversations among ‘evil’ women in Rokeya’s Padmarag. In: The Evil Project: The 8th Global Meeting , Mansfield College, Oxford University
2016
Writing academic English. In: Workshop on Academic Research Skills 2016 , Kuantan, Pahang
2015
Postcolonial education system: challenges and responses. In: The International Conference on Islam, Economic, Banking, Social Science, Communication and Education (IEBBSSCE2-2015) , Jakarta, Indonesia
2015
Teaching Doris Lessing at IIUM: Islamic perspectives on her thoughts on education, literature, racism and women’s rights. In: The International Conference on Language, Literature, Culture and Education 2015 (ICLLCE 2015) , University College Sabah Foundation, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah
2015
Teaching English literature at IIUM: Islamic perspectives on selected twentieth-century texts. In: The 2nd International Conference on Islam, Economic, Banking, Social Science, Communication and Education (IEBBSSCE2-2015) , Millennium Hotel Sirih, Jakarta, Indonesia
2014
English literary studies: Islamic perspective and method . In: IIIT Lecture , Herndon, Virginia
2014
Fetishized hijab and resilient Muslim women: Representations of the veil in Leila Aboulela’s Minaret and in Shelina Janmohamed’s Love in a Headscarf. In: Modern Language Association (MLA) Convention 2014 , Chicago, USA
2013
Gendered migrant experiences and multiple identities of Muslim women in Leila Aboulela’s Minaret and Shelina Janmohamed’s Love in a Headscarf. In: Inaugural Australasian Conference on Islam: Muslim Identity Formation in Religiously Diverse Societies , Novotel Hotel, Parramatta, Sydney, Australia
2012
The intellectual and religious crisis of the modern educated Muslims: A study of Muhammad Kutb’s critique of colonial education policy in Muslim societies. In: International Conference on Colonialism and Decolonization: Challenges and Prospects (ICCD 2012) , International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC)
2012
Muslim Bengal writes back: A study of Rokeya’s representation of Europe. In: Imaginary Europes , University of Portsmouth
2012
The Islamization of English literary studies: An introduction. In: Seminar on Islamization of English Literary Studies: An Introduction , Bangladesh Institute of Islamic Thought (BIIT), Uttara, Dhaka
2011
Muslims’ encounter with the English language: a study of Ismail Raji al Faruqi’s concept of Islamic English . In: 5th BELTA INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 2011: Learning English in a Changing World: Global Perspectives & Local Contexts , BIAM Foundation, 63, New Eskaton, Dhaka
2011
Feminism as Islamophobia: can western feminism be replicated in Muslim society?. In: Seminar on Issues to Related to Feminism , (House # 4, Road # 2, Sector # 9), Uttara Model Town, Dhaka-1230
2011
Taslima Nasrin’s Criticism of Islam: an Academic Response. In: Librasia 2011 - The Asian Conference on Literature and Librarianship 2011 , Hotel Ramada, Osaka, Japan