Elmira Akhmetova
Assistant Professor

  • IIUM Gombak Campus
  • elmira@iium.edu.my
  • 4703

Print CV Email Me

Staff Detail

Elmira Akhmetova is an Assistant Professor of History and Civilization at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She was a Visiting Scholar at the Centre for Islamic Studies (ISAM), Istanbul, Turkey in 2005. Her previous affiliations include Kazan State University, Russia (1996-1997), Kazan Academic College, Russia (1995-1997), and International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia (2013 a?? 2015). Akhmetova is the author, editor and translator of several books in the areas of Islam in Russia, Palestinian issue, Diplomacy in Islam and Nationalism in the Muslim Wor ... show more

  • Doctor of Philosophy (History and Civilization) - Doctor of Philosophy, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Master of Human Science (History and Civilization) - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Islamic Revealed and Heritage (Fiqh and Usul Fiqh) - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Archaeology and History ~ Archaeology and Classical Study - Islamic History Middle Eastern History; History of Russia
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Education ~ Pedagogy (Including Teaching Methodologies for Content and Language Subjects) - Teaching Tatar and Russian language; High School Pedagogy
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Arts and Culture ~ Multicultural, Intercultural and Cross-Cultural Studies - Multiculturalism; Rights of Muslim minorities in Russia and Europe
  • 2019 - 2020 Ahli Jawatankuasa Keusahawanan Digital Bagi Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation, MDEC
  • 2019 - 2020 , Istanbul Foundation for Science and Culture
  • 2018 - 2020 , Brill
  • 2018 - 2020 , International Islamic University Malaysia
  • 2018 - 2020 the Adjunct, The University of South Australia
HISTORY OF RUSSIA & MUSLIM EURASIA 2015/2016 2016/2017 2018/2019
INTRODUCTION TO HISTORY AND CIVILIZATION 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2019/2020
ISLAM IN THE MODERN WORLD 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
ISLAMIC CIVILIZATION 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018
MUSLIM HISTORIOGRAPHY 2016/2017 2018/2019
OSMANLI HISTORY 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
RESEARCH PAPER I 2016/2017 2018/2019
In Progress
2018 - Present CNS Grant of Islam and Muslims in the Russian Federation
2018 - Present CNS Gran of Islam and Muslims in the Russian Federation
2018 - Present CNS Grant of Islam and Muslims in the Russian Federation
2018 - Present Analysis Of Ancient Malay-Omani Trans-Indianica Maritime Networks To Improve The Preservation Of National Heritage In Malaysia
2018 - Present New Framework to Enhance Women's Leadership and Political Empowerment in Achieving Inclusive Development
2018 - Present The Decolonisation of Social Sciences from a Eurocentric Approach: Construction of an Integrated Worldview
2018 - Present Construction of Moral Values Education Course Module for Pre-Service Teachers
2017 - Present History of Russia and Muslim Eurasia in a Broader Context
2017 - Present A Framework of Good Governance in Regulating Religious Extremism to Improve National Security in Malaysia
Unknown - Present The Decolonisation of Social Sciences from a Eurocentric Approach: Construction of an Integrated Worldview
2017 - 2019 Nationalism in the Light of Said Nursi and his Framework for Social Solidarity (Hayrat Foundation, Turkey)
2017 - 2017 Managing Muslim-Minoritiesin in an Increasingly National Security -Dominated Environment: The Case of the Case of the Relationship Between Russian State, Islam to Russian and Muslim Russians
2017 - 2019 Nationalism in the Light of Said Nursi and his Framework for Social Solidarity (Hayrat Foundation, Turkey)
2017 - 2018 Informal Islamic Education in Post Soviet Russia
2017 - 2017 Islam and Politics: The Illusion of an Islamic State
2016 - 2018 The Role of Islam and Nationalism in Constitutional Reforms in the Cases of Malaysia and Turkey
17 September 2019 Best Presenter Award. Universiti Technology Mara Perak - National level.
13 September 2019 Pelantikan Sebagai Subject Matter Expert (SME). MDEC Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation - National level.
24 July 2019 Top 30 Contributors to IIUM's Research Performance. International Islamic University Malaysia - University level.
31 May 2018 Outstanding Contributions as the Kulliyyah's Active Published. KIRKHS, IIUM - KCDIO level.
22 December 2017 Outstanding Contributions as the Kulliyyah's Head of Research. KIRKHS, IIUM - KCDIO level.
2019 Scarcity in the age of abundance:paradox and remedies. International Journal of Ethics and Systems , 35 (1) pp.119-132
2019 Nationalism in the light of Said Nursi Badiuzzaman and his framework for social solidarity. Journal of Islamic Thought and Civilization , 9 (1) pp.1-11
2019 Islam and politics in Malaysia since 1957: fluctuation between moderation and radicalisation of the state, society and religion. Journal of Islamic Thought and Civilization , 9 (2) pp.1-19
2019 Dimensions of Muslim unity in Russia, 1905-1917. The Muslim World , 109 (3: Special Issue: Conceptualising the Ummah) pp.224-239
2019 Islam and politics in Malaysia: the realisation of Islam as a state religion in Sabah. Journal of Islam in Asia , xx (xx) pp.1-13
2019 Religious accommodation for Muslim workers and patients in healthcare. Islam and Civilisational Renewal , 10 (2) pp.242-263
2018 Muslim female healthcare personnel dress code: a proposed guideline. International Medical Journal Malaysia (IMJM) , 17 (2) pp.57-70
2018 Managing Muslim minorities in Russia. Dirasat (33) pp.1-36
2018 Islam and the development of democratic opposition in central Asia. Islam and Civilisational Renewal , 9 (4) pp.74-91
2018 Good governance and contemporary Islamic political thought: towards an applied model. Islamic Quarterly , 62-1 (Special Volumes: Good Governance from Maqāṣid al-Sharī‛ah perspectives…) pp.61-84
2017 Malezya’ da bağımsızlık sonrası din ve devlet: 1957-2016. Yeni Türkiye , 23 (96) pp.148-158
2017 Rusya’da İslamiyet: geçmiş, bugün ve gelecek. Yeni Türkiye , 23 (96) pp.362-367
2017 Reflection of family values in the Tatar Paramias: east and western traditions. Ad Alta: Journal of Interdisciplinary Research , 7 (2, Special issue II) pp.184-186
2017 Impact of educational institutions on the development of printing press in Malaya: 1880-1930. Al-Risalah: Journal of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (ARJIHS) , 1 (1) pp.184-193
2017 Al-Farabi and Said Nursi on the civilising mission of the prophets. Intellectual Discourse , 25 (Special Issue) pp.453-475
2016 Sunni-Shiah rivalry: myths and reality. Current Affairs Forum, KIRKHS, IIUM pp.1-5
2016 Women in Islamic civilisation: their rights and contributions. Islam and Civilisational Renewal , 7 (4) pp.474-491
2016 Orlando Shooting not due Islam. New Straits Times
2015 Musa Jarullah Bigiyev. International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia
2015 Islam, extremism and moderation . New Straits Times pp.13-13
2015 Arab spring, IS and democracy . New Straits Times pp.17
2015 Rusia, pasado, presente Y futuro. Vanguardia Dossier (56) pp.88-93
2015 Women's right: the qur'anic ideals and contemporary realities. Islam and Civilisational Renewal (ICR) , 6 (1) pp.58-75
2014 The Arab spring, good governance and citizens' right. Islam and Civilisational Renewal (ICR) , 5 (3) pp.334-350
2014 Women and corruption. Islam and Civilisational Renewal (ICR) , 5 (2) pp.273-276
2014 Ibn Khaldun: his contribution to the science of civilisation . Architects of Civilisation pp.1-5
2013 The impact of nationalism on civilisational development and human security: works of Said Nursi and Musa Jārullāh. Islam and Civilisational Renewal , 4 (4) pp.615-633
2008 Defining civilisation and religion. IAIS Journal of Civilisation Studies , 1 (1) pp.43-65

Conference or Workshop Item

2019 FRGS Workshop. In: FRGS Workshop
2019 E-marketing training session: digital, innovative entrepreneur. In: E-Marketing Training Session for Flagship Project 2019
2019 Islamic schooling in the Russian Federation in the context of Muslims’ basic rights and social justice. In: 4th Islamic Schooling Conference and Forum AAISC4 2019
2019 Professional religious education in Russia = Малайзиядә Профессиональ (һөнәри) Дини Белем. In: Annual Forum(Conference) of Teachers of the Muslim Educational Organizations of the Republic of Tatarstan
2019 Research ecosystem at IIUM: the way forward for KIRKHS academics. In: Professional Development Programme (PDP) For Junior KIRKHS Academics
2019 Historical context in knowledge production. In: International Postgraduate Seminar on Producing Knowledge, Concept Formation and Theory Building
2019 Islamic education in Russia: Realities and Prospects. In: History Research Seminar Series 1
2019 The Factors Contributing to the Rise of Religious Extremism in Malaysia. In: International Conference on Contemporary Muslims World 2019
2019 Social Ills and Remedies In the Risale-I Nur. In: 10th International Graduate Conference on Risale-i Nur Studies
2019 The Ittifaq Movement among Russia’s Muslims in the beginning of the Twentieth Century: The ideas of ‘Abd Rashid Ibrahimov. In: III Forum Of Cis Scholars From Revealed Knowledge And Social Sciences Faculties: Islamic Intellectual Thought in the CIS Countries: Past, Present and The Way Forward
2018 The problems of racism and extremism in the modern world: the Risale-i Nur approach. In: 1st International Conference on Nursi Studies in Bangladesh 2018
2018 The impact of Islam on post-independence Malaysian society and rule: challenges and prospects. In: The 2nd International Interdisciplinary Conference on The Impact of Religion: Challenges for Society, Law and Democracy
2018 Has Europeans always been better than Muslims in knowledge?. In: IMPERIUM 2018 : Malaysian Europe-Bound Muslim Students Conference
2018 History of Islamic education in Russia since the 10th century. In: IRKHS Monthly Research Seminar Series with Asst. Prof. Dr. Elmira Akhmetova
2018 Risale-i Nur's solutions for current social problems. In: 9th International Graduate Conference on Risale-i Nur Studies
2018 Teaching Islamic history. In: International Conference on Innovative Approaches in Islamic Studies and Education
2018 Customer value maximation. In: i-Taajir Student Coaches (SC) Training
2018 The educational policies of The Soviet Union and its impact on the well-being of The Soviet Muslims. In: 2nd Forum of CIS Scholars from Revealed Knowledge and Social Sciences Faculties: Islamic education in CIS Countries
2017 Muslim minorities in Eastern Europe. In: A Seminar on Muslim Minorities in Europe
2017 History of Russia and Muslim Eurasia in a broader context. In: KIRKHS-IIIT Islamisation Conference in Conjunction with IIUM World Prosumer Convention 2017
2017 Unity and wasatiyyah as prerequisites in creating an exemplary society: a Rısalah An-Nur approach. In: The International Conference on Bediuzzaman Said Nursi's Thought on Wasatiyyah and Exemplary Society
2017 Restoring Islamic Golden Age: 21st Century Bayt al-Hikmah. In: Forum ‘Towards the Renaissance of Muslim Future Thinkers: Vision TN50 of Malaysia’
2017 Maqasid-based good governance in theory and practice: the case of the Arab Spring in Egypt. In: 6th International Conference on Islamic Jurisprudence (ICIJ 2017)
2017 International Islamic University Malaysia: an assessment of 35 years of unique experience in Islamization of knowledge. In: Rethinking Islamic Education in Europe 2017
2017 Women and religion: finding place next to god. In: International Muslimah Empowerment Conference (IMEC 2.0)
2017 Bediuzzaman Said Nursi. In: Convention on Muslim Thinkers :Revitalisation on Muslim Sprit 2017
2017 Informal Islamic education in Russia since the fall of the Soviet Union. In: Rethinking Islamic Education in Europe 2017
2017 History and civilization from an Islamic perspective. In: 1st Forum on CIS Scholars From Revealed Knowledge and Social Sciences Faculties'
2017 Moderation (Wasatiyyah) as positive action in the Risale-I Nur. In: The 11th International Bediuzzaman Symposium 2017
2016 МУСА БИГИЕВ: ЖИЗНЬ И ИДЕЯ РЕФОРМЫ ОБРАЗОВАНИЯ = MUSA BIGIEV (1875-1949): Life and ideas to reform education. In: International Research and Practice Conference on Tatar Linguistics in The Context of Eurasian Humanities
2016 The state and religion in post-independence Malaysia: 1957-2016. In: Islam and Politics: An Illusion of an Islamic State- International Conference
2016 The role of women as peace builders: the model of Russia. In: 1st World Muslim Women Summit & Exhibition 2016 (WISE 2016)
2016 Trust. In: KIRKHS IBadah Camp 2016
2016 Gender issues in Muslim countries. In: UN Women Afghanistan's Exposure Visit On Gender Responsive Law Reform Process in the Context of Islam 2016
2016 Arabic language as a foundation of Islamic civilization: the role of huffaz in building of Islamic civilization. In: Forum on How Huffaz Changed the World Through Language
2015 Extremism and militancy . In: Extremism and Militancy with the Institute of South Asian Studies Singapore
2015 Woman and youth as the citizens of an Islamic government: the Qur’anic perspective and the current realities. In: 2nd International Conference on the Qur’an and Sunnah (ICQS2)
2015 Unity of Muslims as a prerequisite for successful Islamic civilisation: Risale-i Nur’s approach . In: International Conference on Empowering Islamic Civilization in the 21st Century (ICIC 2015)


2018 عمان في الذاكرة الماليزية، المرجعية التاريخية والتراث الثقافي للشعب العماني في ماليزيا = Oman in the Malaysian memory: the historical reference and cultural heritage of Omani nation in Malaysia. ذاكرة عمان . ISBN 978-9933-29-496-0
2017 Politics and Islam at the age of nationalism: the conception of Pan-Islamism and the issue of the caliphate in Russia and Turkey. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia . ISBN 978-967-418-504-6
2013 Islam in Russia: Historical Facts and Modern Developments. IAIS Malaysia . ISBN 978-967-10065-7-3
2013 Islam in Russia: historical facts and modern developments. International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies Malaysia . ISBN 978-967-10065-7-3

Book Section

2018 Russia 2016. In: Yearbook of Muslims in Europe Brill NV . ISBN 9789004353138 , pp.569-587
2018 Abu Ali Ibn Sina (369-429AH/980-1037CE). In: The architects of Islamic civilisation Pelanduk Publications Sdn. Bhd. . ISBN 978-967-978-989-8 , pp.108-115
2018 Abd Al-Rahman Ibn Khaldun (732-808AH/1332-1406CE). In: The architects of Islamic civilisation Pelanduk Publications Sdn. Bhd. . ISBN 978-967--978-989-8 , pp.210-218
2018 Musa Jarullah Bigiyev (1975-1949CE). In: The architects of Islamic civilisation Pelanduk Publications Sdn. Bhd. . ISBN 978-967-978-989-8 , pp.270-276
2018 Russia. In: Yearbook of Muslims in Europe Brill . ISBN 978-90-04-38690-7 , pp.559-580
2017 The nation state and nationalism in the thought of Said Nursi. In: The Companion to Said Nursi Studies Pickwick Publications . ISBN 978-1-4982-9222-1 , pp.412-426
2017 Diplomacy in Islam: a historical review. In: Islam and diplomacy: the quest for human security Pelanduk Publications Sdn. Bhd. . ISBN 978-967-978-990-4 , pp.59-76
2016 Genetically modified food and humanity's well-being: an Islamic perspective . In: Islamic perspectives on science and technology: selected conference papers Springer International Publishing . ISBN 978-981-287-777-2 , pp.275-288
2016 Russia. In: Yearbook of Muslims in Europe Brill . ISBN 9789004336025 , pp.578-597
2015 Russia. In: Yearbook of Muslims in Europe Brill . ISBN 978-90-04-29889-7 , pp.486-502
2014 Russia. In: The Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and Politics Oxford University Press . ISBN 9780199739356 , pp.345-348