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El Fatih Abdullahi Abdelsalam

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D in Political Science - Doctor of Philosophy, Northwestern University
  • Masters in Political Science - Masters Degree, Northwestern University
  • Master of Science (Political Science) - Masters Degree, University of Khartoum, Sudan
  • Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Political Science) - Bachelor Degree, University of Khartoum, Sudan
  • Diploma in Islamic Revealed Knowledge - Diploma, International Islamic University Malaysia

El Fatih Abdullahi Abdelsalam (Prof. Dr.)

Senior Academic Fellow
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ISLAMIC REVEALED KNOWLEDGE AND HUMAN SCIENCES


elfatih@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Professor Elfatih A. Abdel Salam started his career as a teacher of English in a Sudanese high secondary school in 1974. In 1976, he was appointed as an assistant lecturer in the Institute of African and Asian Studies, Khartoum University. In 1979, he was sent to the USA to pursue a PhD degree in Political Science. He earned that degree in International Relations and returned home in 1984. Between 1984 and 1994, besides lecturing at Khartoum University, he served on a part time basis in a number of academic and teaching institutions in Sudan, including Omdurman Islamic University, Africa International University, the Military Academy, the Staff College, the Police Academy, the Centre of Training Diplomats (Ministry of Foreign Affairs) and the Sudan Academy of Administrative Sciences. Professor Abdel Salam served as a member of the foreign minister's Advisory Council (1989/1991) to advise the Minister on matters pertaining to the country's foreign policy. He also served as a member of another committee that supervised the process of choosing new recruits for the Sudanese diplomatic service and the training of its staff.
In June 1994, he has joined the Department of Political Science, IIUM. At IIUM, he has been teaching different courses in the areas of International Relations, Comparative Politics, and Political Theory at the B.A., M.A. and Ph.D. levels. He has also served as a supervisor and co-supervisor for a larger number of M.A. and Ph.D. dissertations. He served as an external examiner for doctoral dissertations from UM, UKM, UPM and USIM and foreign universities as well. He chaired a number of doctoral committees at IIUM from different Kulliyyahs. He sat at a number of committees at the Department, Kulliyyah and University levels, including IIUM senate.
Professor Abdel Salam has extensively contributed through his writings on different aspects of Political Science, publishing over 40 research articles and five books. He served as a member of editorial boards of a number of journals inside and outside Malaysia. He is a member of a number of professional organizations including Majlis Professor Negara, Malaysia, the USA Political Science Association of the Mid-West, Association of Arab Political Scientists, and the British Middle East Association.


Area of Specialisation


  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Political Sciences and Public Policy ~ International Relations - Contemporary Middle Eastern and African Politics; Human Rights in the Muslim World; Conflict and Conflict Resolution in the Muslim World; International Law and Diplomacy


Professional Membership


  • 1985: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (The Arab Association of Political Science ), The Arab Association of Political Science
  • 2006 - 2015: Member of Profesional Body / Association, SUDANESE STUDIES ASSOCIATION, USA
  • 2014 - 2015: Member of Profesional Body / Association, MAJLIS PROFESOR NEGARA
  • 2015: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (A-Tajdid ), IIUM Properties
  • 2017: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Midwest Political Science Association ), USA


Teaching Responsibilities


ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2013/2014 2008/2009 2014/2015
AFRICAN POLITICS 2007/2008 2011/2012
COMPARATIVE POLITICS 1996/1997 1995/1996 1994/1995
CONTEMPORARY ISLAMIC POLITICAL THOUGHT 2019/2020 2017/2018 2016/2017 2020/2021 2021/2022
FINAL YEAR PROJECT I 2020/2021
FINAL YEAR PROJECT II 2020/2021
FOREIGN POLICIES OF THE MAJOR POWERS 2018/2019 2017/2018 2001/2002 1998/1999
FOREIGN POLICY DECISION MAKING 1996/1997 1994/1995 1995/1996
FOREIGN POLICY OF RUSSIAN FEDERATION 2018/2019
GOVERNMENT FINANCE 2005/2006
INDUSTRIAL TRAINING 2020/2021
INTERNATIONAL LAW 2007/2008 2008/2009 2016/2017
INTERNATIONAL LAW & DIPLOMACY 2011/2012 2016/2017 2002/2003 2003/2004 2006/2007 2012/2013 2014/2015 2008/2009 2004/2005 2015/2016 2005/2006 2009/2010 2013/2014 2010/2011
INTERNATIONAL LAW AND DIPLOMACY 2011/2012
INTERNATIONAL ORGANIZATIONS 2001/2002 1999/2000 2000/2001
INTERNATIONAL POLITICAL ECONOMY 2003/2004 2007/2008 2001/2002 2000/2001 2005/2006 2002/2003 2016/2017 2008/2009 2010/2011 1999/2000 2009/2010 2011/2012 2004/2005 2012/2013 2006/2007
INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 2000/2001
INTERNSHIP 2019/2020
INTRODUCTION TO ECONOMICS 2008/2009 2011/2012 2009/2010 2010/2011
INTRODUCTION TO POLITICAL SCIENCE 1994/1995 2017/2018 1995/1996
ISLAMIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE (ARABIC) 2017/2018
ISLAMIZATION OF POLITICAL SCIENCE 2014/2015 2015/2016 2013/2014
ISSUES IN MUSLIM POLITICAL THOUGHT 2019/2020 2020/2021 2021/2022
ISSUES OF ISLAMIZATION IN POLITICAL SCIENCE 2015/2016 2013/2014 2014/2015
M.A THESIS 1998/1999 1999/2000
METHODOLOGIES OF POLITICAL SCIENCE 1998/1999 2003/2004 2005/2006 1996/1997 1995/1996 1997/1998 2004/2005 2002/2003 1994/1995 1999/2000 2006/2007
METHODS OF POLITICAL INQUIRY 2004/2005 2014/2015 2013/2014 2016/2017 2015/2016
MIDDLE EAST POLITICS 2006/2007 2012/2013 2002/2003 2015/2016 2009/2010 2003/2004 2005/2006 2010/2011
PEACE AND CONFLICT STUDIES 2018/2019 2020/2021 2017/2018 2019/2020
PEACE AND WAR STUDIES 2012/2013 2002/2003 2003/2004 2001/2002 2007/2008 2009/2010 2004/2005 2008/2009 2006/2007 2005/2006 2010/2011
POLITICAL THOUGHT II 1998/1999 2003/2004
POST SOVIET POLITICS 2001/2002
POST-SOVIET POLITICS 2017/2018
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION 2000/2001
RESEARCH METHODLOGY 2018/2019
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2018/2019 1998/1999 2011/2012 1999/2000 2007/2008 1993/1994 2017/2018 1997/1998 2008/2009 2006/2007 1996/1997 2010/2011 1995/1996 2009/2010 2019/2020 2021/2022 2012/2013 2015/2016 2020/2021 1994/1995
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY (ARABIC) 2018/2019
RESEARCH PAPER 1 2016/2017 2018/2019 2017/2018
RESEARCH PAPER I 2018/2019 2020/2021
RESEARCH PAPER II 2019/2020 2018/2019 2020/2021
RESEARCH PROJECT II 2017/2018 2014/2015 2013/2014 2018/2019
SEMINAR ON CONFLICTS AND CONFLICT RESOLUTION 2001/2002
STUDIES IN COMPARATIVE POLITICS 1997/1998 1996/1997
STUDIES IN INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS 2000/2001 2005/2006 2004/2005 2001/2002 2003/2004
THE GOEPOLITICS OF THE MUSLIM WORLD 2021/2022
THEORIES & ISSUES IN INTER. RELATIONS 2006/2007 2001/2002 2002/2003
THEORIES AND METHODS IN POLITIC INQUIRY 2015/2016 2013/2014 2016/2017 2014/2015
U.S. FOREIGN POLICY 2015/2016 2000/2001
US FOREIGN POLICY 1995/1996
WOMEN IN POLITICS 2009/2010


Research Projects


Completed
2016 - 2019 Features of Good Governance: A Quranic Perspective
2016 - 2019 Mediation of the State of Qatar Outside Arabic Region from 1969 to 2015: Studies in the Dimensions on the International Relations
2016 - 2019 Democratic Transformation among the Governments Affected by the Arab Spring with Special Reference to the Tunisian Experience: Analytical and Critical Study
2014 - 2017 Malaysia - Sudan Relations as an Example of South-South Cooperation (1992 - 2013)
2009 - 2010 Indonesia's Counterterrorism Policy, 2001-2009
On-Going
2017 - Present Muslim International Organizations; An Introduction
2016 - Present Islam and Democracy: The Question of Incompatibiliy
2011 - Present Arab Turbulence: Origins, Development & Consequences (RU2011)
2008 - Present International Law and Maritime Affairs Research Unit (ILMA)


Publications


Article

2020 Geopolitics of religion: how does religion influence international relations and states’ foreign policies?. International Journal of World Policy and Development Studies, 6 (3) pp. 28-37
2020 Middle East link of terrorist threats from the perspective of pesantren in Indonesia: case study in the area of Malang. Humanities & Social Sciences Review, 8 (3) pp. 508-517
2020 Proposed development models of Islamic movements in post reformation Indonesia. Al-Tahrir: Jurnal Pemikiran Islam, 20 (2) pp. 231-250
2020 The threat of terrorism in the Malang Region, Indonesia. Intellectual Discourse, 28 (2) pp. 779-791
2020 التدخل الدولي ومساهمته في إسقاط الدولة في ليبيا والإطاحة بنظام معمر القذافي = International intervention and its contribution in the overthrow of the Libyan State and the overthrow of the regime of Muammar Gaddafi. Al-Hikmah Journal, 3 (1) pp. 1-21
2020 تحليل وثائق مشاريع الوحدة العربية بين ليبيا والدول العربية خلال الفترة من 1969 إلى 1999 = Analysis of the documents of the Arab unity projects between Libya and the Arab Countries, 1969-1999. Al-Hikmah Journal, 3 (2) pp. 23-51
2020 مدذداث خشيت الشأي والخعبير خالى مشاخل أهظمت الحنم اإلاخعاقبت على الذولت الليبيت بين الدضشيع والىاقع في الفترة من )1592 – 2011م( = Determinants of freedom of opinion and expression during the successive stages of government regimes on the Libyan state between legislation and reality in the period (1952-2011). مجلة العلوم السياسية والقانون, 4 (25) pp. 156-177
2020 مناقب الدكتور الرتايب وصراعاته السياسية والفكرية = Characteristics of Dr. Turabi and his political and intellectual struggles. مجلة الرسالة, 3 (3) pp. 215-234
2019 "دور المفاوضات للوصول إلى الاتفاق النووي الإيراني "دراسة تحليلية. Al-HIkmah: International Journal of Islamic Studies and Human Sciences, 2 (1) pp. 58-77
2019 South-South cooperation: a case study of contemporary Sudanese-Malaysian relations. Intellectual Discourse, 27 (2) pp. 619-642
2019 الكساد الاقتصادي من وجهة نظر وضعية وإسلامية دراسة مقارنه وصفية.. Al Hikmah International Journal of Islamic Studies and Human Sciences, 2 (1) pp. 145-177
2019 تسليم المتهمين بين الدول في الفقه الإسلامي والقانون الد ولي دراسة تحليلية مقارنة. Al Hikmah International Journal of Islamic Studies and Human Sciences, 2 (2) pp. 150-162
2018 أثر تطبيق معايير الحكم الرشيد على الإصلاح الإداري في دولة الإمارات العربية المتحدة = The impact of the application of good governance standards on administrative reform in the UAE = Kesan pelaksanaan standard pentadbiran yang baik pada reformasi pentadbiran di Emiriah Arab Bersatu. Journal of Islam in Asia, 15 (3: Special Issue: Integration of Islamic Revealed Knowledge into Humanities and Social Sciences) pp. 228-257
2017 ISIS: Inside the army of terror. By Michael Weiss and Hassan Hassan. Regan Arts. New York, 2015. Pp. 270. ISBN: 978-1-941393-57-4. International Journal of Islamic Thoughts (IJITS), 6 (1) pp. 1-2
2017 Temptations of Power: Islamists & Illiberal Democracy in a New Middle East. By Shadi Hamid. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014, pp. 280. ISBN 978-0-19931405-8. Intellectual Discourse, 25 (1) pp. 275-290
2017 الإبداع القرآني في كشف أساليب اليهود السياسية في تزييف الوعي والتلاعب بالعقول = The Qur’anic creativity in revealing Jewish political methods of falsifying consciousness and manipulating minds = Kreativiti al-Quran dalam mendedahkan kaedah Yahudi dalam memalsukan kesedaran dan memanipulasi fikiran. Journal of Islam in Asia, 14 (3 (Special Issue Islam and Creativity)) pp. 138-160
2016 Al-Wasatah Al Insaniyah Wa Hukmuha Fi Al-Fikr Al-Arabi Wa Al-Islami. Australian Journal of Islamic Studies, 6 () pp. 1-32
2016 Faith-based organizations and social development: The role of Markazosshabab al-Muslim Fil Filibbin in women. Journal of US-China Public Administration, 13 (7) pp. 490-498
2016 Islamist terrorism in Europe: A History by Peter Nesser.London: C Hurst & Co., 2015. Pp.371. ISBN:9781849044059. The Muslim World Book Review, 37 (1 (Autumn)) pp. 77-79
2016 Palestinian-Israeli conflict: Palestinian officials' perspectives on the George W Bush's administration intervention. Mediterranean Quarterly, 27 (3) pp. 72-87
2016 The Coptic Question in the Mubarak Era. The Muslim World Book Review, 36 (3) pp. 33-35
2016 التحول الدميقـراطي. Australian Journal of Islamic Studies, 6&7 (June/December) pp. 96-112
2016 العرب والتجربة الديمقراطية. Australian Journal of Islamic Studies, 6&7 (June/December) () pp. 1-21
2016 الوساطة الإنسانية وحكمها في الفكر العربي والإسلامي. Australian Journal of Islamic Studies, 6&7 (1 (June/December)) pp. 1-32
2016 الوساطية في العلاقات الدولية. Australian Journal of Islamic Studies, 6&7 (June/December) () pp. 1-18
2015 Arab approaches to conflict resolution: mediation, negotiation and settlement of political disputes. The Muslim World Book Review, 35 (4) pp. 32-33
2015 Palestinian prisoners: a question of conscience. Edited By John Calhoun andRanjan Solomon. Geneva: The World Council of Churches, 2015, Pp. 107, ISBN: 978-2-8254-1653-2. International Journal of Islamic Thought, 4 (2) pp. 79-86
2015 Routledge Handbook of the Arab Spring: Rethinking Democratization . The Muslim World Book Review, 36 (1) pp. 34-35
2015 The Arab spring: its origins, evolution and consequences… four years on. Intellectual Discourse, 23 (1) pp. 119-139
2015 The Yedizis: the history of a community, culture and religion. The Muslim World Book Review, 36 (1) pp. 46-48
2014 Hezbollah: the global footprint of Lebanon’s party of God. By Matthew Levitt. London, Hurst & Co. 2013. Pp. 407. ISBN: 9781849043335. The Muslim World Book Review, 34 (2) pp. 49-51
2014 Iraq's democratic moment. By Foulath Hadid. London. Hurst & Company, 2012. Pp. 338. ISBN: 9781849042185. The Muslim World Book Review, 35 (1) pp. 36-38
2014 Islamophobia and empirical revisionism: a critique of Bukay and Bostom. Al-Shajarah , 19 (2) pp. 151-172
2014 The dying Sahara: US imperialism and terror in Africa. By Jeremy Keenan. London, Pluto Press. 2013. Pp. 326. ISBN: 9780745329611. The Muslim World Book Review, 34 (2) pp. 50-51
2014 The nuclear question in the Middle East. Edited by Mehran Kamrava. London: Hurst & Company, 2012. Pp. 297. ISBN: 978849042116. The Muslim World Book Review, 35 (1) pp. 33-36
2014 The wisdom of Syria's waiting game: foreign policy under the Assads, by Bente Scheller. London: Hurst, 2013. pp. 268. ISBN: 9781849042864. The Muslim World Book Review, 34 (2) pp. 65-67
2013 A democracy history of modern Iraq by Stacy E. Holden (Ed.). Gainesville, FL. University Press of Florida, 2012. pp. 399. ISBN: 9780813040165. The Muslim World Book Review, 33 (3) pp. 56-57
2013 A primer in public policy analysis: techniques and methods by Garrot S. Eissa and Abdul Raufu Ambali. Intellectual Discourse, 21 (1) pp. 134-135
2013 Islamist Politics in the Middle East: Movements and Change. By Samer S. Shehata. The Muslim World Book Review, 33 (2) pp. 38-40
2013 Islamist radicalisation in North Africa: politics and process by George Joffe (Ed.). London: Routledge, 2012. pp. 217. ISBN: 9780415588065. The Muslim World Book Review, 33 (3) pp. 34-35
2011 How to lose the War on Terror by Mark Perry. The Muslim World Book Review, 31 (2) pp. 73-74
2011 The struggle for Arab independence Riad el-Solh and the makes of Modern Middle East by Patrick Seale . The Muslim World Book Review, 31 (2) pp. 39-41
2010 From the Achaemenids to the Islamic Republic: the impact of independence and freedom of Iranian domestic and foreign policies . The Muslim World Book Review , 30 (1) pp. 6-16
2009 Jihadi terrorism and the radicalisation challenge in Europe . The Muslim World Book Review, 29 (3) pp. 66-69
2009 The "Great Satan" US and the Mullahs : how the US and Iran demonize each other . The Muslim World Book Review, 29 (3) pp.
2009 War on terror : fantasy and fiction behind the mythology of terrorist financing. Intellectual Discourse, 17 (1) pp. 1-23
2008 A Bitter harvest : America's war on terror and insurgency. The Muslim World Book Review, 28 (3) pp. 6-18
Conference or Workshop Item

2017 Intra-party democracy in Nigerian political parties: A historical survey. In: 2017 6th International Conference on Government, Law and Culture (ICGLC 2017),
2016 Islam and Nigerian foreign policy (1960-2015). In: International Conference on Business, Economics Social Science & Humanities (BSSH-2016),
2015 South-south cooperation: a case study of contemporary Sudanese Malaysian relations. In: 3rd Global Conference on Business and Social Sciences,
2014 Indonesia’s counter-terrorism policy, 2001 –2009. In: International Conference on Law, Order and Criminal Justice 2014,
Book

2017 State-building under foreign occupation: the case of Iraq, 2003-2008. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-418-514-5
2017 The role of United Nations in the consolidation of peace in Sierra Leone, 1991-2010. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-418-502-2
2011 Contemporary issues in political science. IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789670225159
2005 Glossary of political science terms: Islamic and western. Thomson Learning, ISBN: 9812545298
Book Section

2017 Islamic doctrine of peace and war: A new interpretation. In: Pelanduk Publications SDN BHD, ISBN: 978-967-978-990-4, pp. 99-122
2017 Islamic doctrine of peace and war: A new interpretation. In: Pelanduk Publications SDN BHD, ISBN: 978-967-978-990-4, pp. 99-122
2015 Political upheavals in North Africa and West Asia. In: INPUMA, University Malaya, ISBN: 978-983-44293-8-6, pp. 3-36
2015 Political upheavals in North Africa and West Asia. In: INPUMA, University Malaya, ISBN: 978-983-44293-8-6, pp. 3-36
2013 Human rights. In: Cengage Learning, ISBN: 9789670357225, pp. 311-341
2011 A neo-classical Islamic paradigm of nations. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789670225159, pp. 1-16
2011 A neo-classical Islamic paradigm of nations. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789670225159, pp. 1-16
2011 Political elites and national development: the central question in political science. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789670225159, pp. 17-27
2011 Political elites and national development: the central question in political science. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789670225159, pp. 17-27
2011 Strengthening the pay-performance link in government: a case study of Malaysia. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789670225159, pp. 101-121
2011 Strengthening the pay-performance link in government: a case study of Malaysia. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789670225159, pp. 101-121
2011 The Arab league: a bitter harvest in regional conflict resolution. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-0225-42-5, pp. 263-281
2011 Theories of political pluralism: Western and Islamic perspective. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789670225159, pp. 43-53
2009 Ancillary services at the IIUM: an overview. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789675272103, pp. 195-220
2008 Human rights. In: Cengage Learning, ISBN: 978-981-4239-27-1, pp. 191-212