Staff Directory

Isham B. Pawan Ahmad

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D in Islamic Philosophy - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
  • Master in Islamic Studies - Masters Degree, University of Chicago
  • Bachelor in Accountancy - Bachelor Degree, Northern Illinois University

Isham B. Pawan Ahmad (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Senior Research Fellow
IIUM KL Campus


Area of Specialisation

  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Philosophy ~ Ethical Theory

Research Projects

2023 - 2023 Challenges and Advantages of Teaching to Theology Religious Students in Universities based on MADANI Civilisational Framework



2018 Islamic ethics for sustainable development and developing social conscience: an Islamic response to the challenge of ecology today. Al-Itqan: Journal of Islamic Sciences and Comparative Studies, 2 (1) pp. 49-61
2017 How knowledge became limited because of the scientific method: the story of non sense. Revelation and Science, 7 (1) pp. 1-5
2016 Evaluating modern scientific methodology with Islamic worldview: humanizing science through engaging Islamic ethics. Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 4 () pp. 128-132
2012 Western misperceptions against Islam and the Muslims: its impact on today’s world and what Muslims can do about it. Journal of Islam in Asia, () pp.
2011 Western misperceptions against Islam and the Muslims an analysis. Journal of Islam in Asia, Spcl (4) pp. 433-452
2010 As far as you are able, join faith to reason: medieval attempts at reconciling faith to reason in Islam and christianity . Katha: Journal of Dialogue of Civilizations, 6 () pp. 145-159
2009 The problem of evil in Islam and Christianity: suffering from the philosophical perspectives in Medieval thought. International Journal of the Humanities ., 2009 (Vol. 6 Issue 11,) pp. 101-109
2007 Speculation vis a vis faith and reason in Islam and Christianity: medieval attempts at incorporating reason with revelation. International Journal of the Humanities, 4 (10) pp. 47-55
2007 Speculation vis a vis Faith and Reason in Islam and Christianity: Medieval attempts at incorporating Reason with Revelation.. International Journal of the Humanities . 2007, Vol. 4 Issue 10, p47-55. 9p., 4 () pp. 47-55
2004 Al-Farabi's Epistemology : the role of reason in the discovery of knowledge. Annual Journal of the International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan, 12 () pp. 21-37
Conference or Workshop Item

2019 Beyond interfaith toleration to interfaith cooperation: scriptural reasoning as a basis for common ground for good works. In: International Conference On Religion, Governance And Sustainable Development (ICRGD2019,
2010 Making Ethics matter to developing world business: Understanding differing perspective and how to change attitudes in Malaysian context. In: IIUM Research, Innovation & Invention Exhibition (IRIIE 2010),
Book Section

2011 Three ways of conceptualizing the Global: the Universal, the Holistic and the Macrocosmic-Commentary Isham B. Pawan Ahmad, Malaysia, page 97-98. In: Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, UNESCO Bangkok, ISBN: 978-92-9223-378-5, pp. 97-98