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Mohd Mumtaz Ali

Academic Qualification

  • Islamic Studies - Doctor of Philosophy, Aligarh Muslim University
  • Islamic Studies - Masters Degree, Aligarh Muslim University
  • Modern Political Teory - Masters Degree, Aligarh Muslim University
  • Modern Western Poliitcal Thought - Bachelor Degree, Osmania University

Mohd Mumtaz Ali (Prof. Dr.)

Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ISLAMIC REVEALED KNOWLEDGE AND HUMAN SCIENCES


mumtazali@iium.edu.my
5557


Expert Profile


Professor Dr. Muhammad Mumtaz Ali was born in Hyderabad, India in 1955 and started his career as an Assistant Professor in International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in 1987. Since then, he has been serving in the same University. Currently, he is in the Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences. Initially, he taught the History of Modern Islamic Thought. Later, he developed interests in several areas of Islamic thought such as Developmental Studies, Modernization, Epistemological and Methodological Studies, Critical Thinking, Philosophy of Science and Modernity. He taught courses related to these areasat the undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
He has produced several text books from Islamic perspectives. His books on Islamization of Knowledge are considered as best seller books in the campus. In 2014, he was awarded the National Book Award for his current book, Issues in Islamization of Human Knowledge: Civilization Building Discourse of Contemporary Muslim Thinkers. Prof. Ali is currently serving as the Chairman of the Committee for Postgraduate Studies and Committee for Seminars in the Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion. He has presented several research papers in national and international conferences in more than 20 countries. Several of his articles have been published in journals which address the area of Islamic thought. He is the author of several books such as Islam and the Western Philosophy of Knowledge: Reflections on Some Aspects, The Philosophy of Science: Western and Islamic Perspectives on Certain Aspects, Islamic Critical Thinking, The Failure of Modernity and the Development of Contemporary Islamic Revivalist Discourse: Towards an Alternative Civilizational Development, The History and Philosophy of Islamization of Knowledge: A Preliminary Study of Pioneer's Thought, The Clash of Civilizations or Civilizational Peaceful Co-Existence: An Analysis of the Views of Huntington and Khurshid Ahmad.


Area of Specialisation


  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Religious Studies ~ Islamic Studies - Islamic Studies


Teaching Responsibilities


BELIEF SYSTEMS AND IDEOLOGIES 1997/1998 2008/2009 2002/2003 2006/2007 2007/2008 2004/2005 2005/2006 2012/2013 2003/2004
BIOGRAPHY OF THE PROPHET 1993/1994 1996/1997 1992/1993 1995/1996
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES & ISLAMIC MOVEMENT 1994/1995 1995/1996
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES &ISLAMIC MOVEMENT 1990/1991
CONTEMPORARY ISSUES IN ISLAMIC MOVEMENT 1991/1992 1992/1993
CRITICAL REVIEW OF PHILOSOPHY IN ISLAM 1998/1999
FINAL YEAR PROJECT I 2019/2020 2020/2021
FINAL YEAR PROJECT II 2020/2021
FIQH AL-SIRAH 1996/1997
FORMAL AND SYMBOLICAL LOGIC 2006/2007
FOUNDATION FOR POL.SC.IN THE QURAN & SUNNAH 1992/1993
FOUNDATIONS FOR POL.SC.IN THE QURAN & SUNNAH 1993/1994
GEOGRAPHY OF THE MUSLIM WORLD & MINORITIES 2000/2001 2001/2002 1998/1999 1999/2000 2002/2003
HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY 2003/2004
INTRO. TO RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 1998/1999
ISLAM & MODERNITY:THE CHALLENGE OF RECONSTRUC 2006/2007 2007/2008 2008/2009 2005/2006
ISLAM AND MODERN IDEOLOGIES 2012/2013 2019/2020
ISLAM AND MODERNITY 2015/2016 2003/2004 2004/2005 2002/2003
ISLAM AND RELIGIOUS PLURALISM 2016/2017
ISLAM AS THE WAY OF LIFE 1992/1993 1990/1991 1991/1992
ISLAMIC `AQIDAH 1990/1991
ISLAMIC AKHLAQ & CONTEMPORARY SOCIETY 1991/1992
ISLAMIC CRITICAL THINKING 2007/2008 2008/2009 2011/2012 2005/2006 2010/2011 2009/2010 2012/2013
ISLAMIC ETHICS 1999/2000 2010/2011 1998/1999 1997/1998 2009/2010 1996/1997 2000/2001 2006/2007 2004/2005
ISLAMIC ETHICS I 1994/1995
ISLAMIC IDEOLOGY AND MUSLIM SOCIETY 2012/2013
ISLAMIC POLITICAL INSTITUTIONS 2002/2003 2001/2002
ISLAMIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE 2017/2018 2019/2020 2018/2019
ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ISLAMIC THOUGHT 2002/2003 2000/2001 2003/2004 2001/2002 1999/2000
ISSUES IN ISLAMISATION OF KNOWLEDGE 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
ISSUES IN ISLAMIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE 2002/2003 2004/2005 2006/2007 2017/2018 2010/2011 2005/2006 2012/2013 2008/2009 2011/2012 2014/2015 2013/2014 2009/2010 1995/1996 2003/2004 2015/2016 2001/2002 2016/2017
MAN IN THE QU'RAN AND SUNNAH 1996/1997
METHODS OF DA'WAH 2011/2012 2016/2017 2010/2011 2012/2013 2015/2016 2017/2018 2013/2014
MODERN MUSLIM THINKERS 1995/1996
PHIL.TRENDS IN CONTEMP.ISLAM.THOUGHT 1996/1997
PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 2008/2009 2014/2015 2006/2007 2017/2018 2001/2002 2002/2003 2000/2001 2004/2005 2005/2006 2013/2014 2003/2004 1998/1999 1997/1998 2007/2008
RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2017/2018 2015/2016 2014/2015 2016/2017 2018/2019
TAUHID, AQIDAH & AKHLAQ (FOR ENGIN. STUDEN 2000/2001 1999/2000
TAWHID & THE METH. OF THE HUMAN SCIENCES 1995/1996 1994/1995 1997/1998 1996/1997
TAWHID & THE METH.OF THE HUMAN SCIENCES 1993/1994 1991/1992 1994/1995
THE EARLY UMMAH 1996/1997 1998/1999
THE ISLAMIC WORLDVIEW 2003/2004 2006/2007 2001/2002


Research Projects


Completed
2015 - 2018 The Revival and Development of Islamic [Natural] Science: An Exploration and Analysis of Contemporary Islamic Thought
2012 - 2013 Da'wah and its Implication for Civilizational Development : An Analysis
2011 - 2011 The Study Of The Universal Principles Of Islamic Ethics
2010 - 2013 Morality and Natural Calamities: Is there A Relationship?
1998 - 1998 Faculty Survey on Information Use Skills Instruction for Students
On-Going
2016 - Present An Investigation into the Foundation and Principles of Islamic Critical Thinking


Publications


Article

2020 My relationship with the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). The Freedom Press, Hyderabad, () pp. 4
2020 Purpose and Implications of Islamic Dawah. Purpose and Implications of Islamic Dawah, () pp.
2020 Religious harmony in India’s post-independence phase: a comparative study of the approach of Abul Hasan Ali Nadawi and Wahiduddin Khan. Al-Itqan : Journal of Islamic sciences and comparative studies, 4 (2) pp. 33-49
2020 The epistemological foundation of quantitative and qualitative research methodologies a critical analysis. Epistemology, 7 (8) pp. 130-157
2019 A new framework for the unity of Muslims: some reflections. AFKĀR Research Journal of Islamic Studies, 3 (2) pp. 43-58
2019 Islamic ethics in search: an analysis. The International Journal of Humanities & Social Studies, 7 (2) pp. 38-45
2019 The development of Islamic thought in post-independent India an appraisal of the views of Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi on multireligious harmony and Muslim identity = Perkembangan pemikiran Islam era pasca kemerdekaan India: penilaian pandangan Abul Hasan Ali Nadwi tentang keharmonian kepelbagaian agama dan identiti Muslim. Journal of Islam in Asia, 16 (2 Special Theme: Religion, Culture, and Globalization) pp. 301-320
2018 Empowerment of women: an analytical study from the Islamic perspective. The Islamic Quarterly, 62 (2) pp. 303-334
2018 Wasaṭiyyah (moderation) as the principle and objective of the Shariah as a solution for preventing violence and extremism = Wasatiyyah (kesederhanaan) sebagai satu prinsip dan objektif Shariah adalah satu solusi mencegah keganasan dan ekstrim. Journal of Islam in Asia, 15 (2) pp. 477-499
2017 The shariah and law : An analysis. International Journal of Law, Government and Communication, 2 (5) pp. 48-64
2017 Wasatiyya as a higher principle of the Shariah: a civilizational approach. Proceeding International Seminar on Islamic Civilization & Thoughts (INSIST) 2017, () pp. 12-23
2016 Rise and fall of civilization: causes from the perspective of the Qur'an. UMRAN International Journal of Islamic and Civilizational Studies, 3 (1) pp. 775-781
2016 The empowerment of women: Islamic and western perspectives. International Journal of Islamic Thoughts (IJITs), 5 (1) pp. 33-48
2016 The foundation and principles of critical thinking. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 33 (4) pp. 132-144
2015 The contemporary intelectual crisis and lack of clear perception of science and scientific thinking. Revelation and Science Inter-disciplinary Journal of Intellectual Revival, 05 (02) pp. 31-48
2011 Ijtihad: a reflection on its role and scope. Journal of Islam in Asia, Spcl (1) pp. 443-462
2011 Islamic da‘wah and civilizational development : a reflection. Journal of Islam in Asia, Spcl (4) pp. 325-343
2011 Issues in Muslim liberal and Islamic revivalist thought: an analysis of the views of Watt and Sikand. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences, 28 (4) pp. 89-116
2011 The compatibility of Islam with modernity : a brief discourse on Muslim reformists’ response . Journal of Islam in Asia, Spcl (2) pp. 317-336
Conference or Workshop Item

2020 Facing COVID-19 in the light of the maxim “No harm shall be inflicted or reciprocated”. In: International Seminar on Syariah and Law (INSLA) 2020,
2019 Religious issues and Islamic thought in contemporary world: a few reflections. In: International Conference on Religious Issues in Indonesia and Malaysia 2019,
2015 The contemporary intellectual crisis and lack of clear perception of science and scientific thinking: the challenge of the Quran . In: Seminar Wahyu Asas Tamadun IV Peringkat Antarabangsa (SWAT 2015),
Book

2019 The history and philosophy of Islamization of knowledge: a preliminary study of pioneers' thought. IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-5272-67-7
2017 Contemporary discourse on gender equality in Indonesia: an analysis of the views of Siti Musdah Mulia. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-418-582-4
2017 Da'wah in contemporary Japanese society: a case study of Tokyo mosque. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-418-598-5
2017 Islamization of human knowledge: an overview of the concept, scope and method. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-418-581-7
2017 Murad Wilfried Hofmann's views of the western worldview on religon: an analysis. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-418-579-4
2016 Islamization of modern science and its philosophy: a contemporary civilizational discourse. IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-436-0
2014 Issues in Islamization of human knowledge: civilization building discourse of contemporary Muslim thinkers. IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-314-1
1994 Islam and the western philosophy of knowledge : reflections on some aspects: contemporary methodological issues. Pelanduk Publications, ISBN: 9789679785043
Book Section

2009 The methodological principles of Da'wah of Prophet Muhammad (s.a.w). In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789675272349, pp. 37-58