- Ph.D in Usul Al-Din & Comparative Religion - Doctor of Philosophy, International Islamic University Malaysia
- Master in Arabic Language & Literature - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
- Bachelor in Arabic Language & Linguistic - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
Fatmir Shehu (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)
IIUM Gombak Campus
ABDULHAMID ABUSULAYMAN KULLIYYAH OF ISLAMIC REVEALED KNOWLEDGE AND HUMAN SCIENCES
Ph.D. in Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion, IIUM, 2007
M.A. in Arabic Linguistics, IIUM, 2002
B.A. in Arabic Language & Literature, IIUM, 1999
Inter-Religious Dialogue, Qur'anic and Sunnah Studies, Textual Studies, Comparative Religion, Religion and Modernization, Moral-Ethical Studies, Religious Thought, Mysticism, Theology.
Islamic & Religious Studies, Inter-Religious Dialogue, Qur'anic and Sunnah Studies, Comparative & Religious Ethics, Muslim and Western Scholarship in Comparative Religion, Ethnic & Minority Studies, European Cultural Studies, Orientalism and Peace & Tolerance.
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Dr. Fatmir Shehu (1973-....), an Albanian citizen, received his B.A (hons) and M.A. degrees from IIUM in Arabic Language/Linguistics and Ph.D. degree from IIUM in Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion. He has presented in many conferences hosted by different countries, like, Malaysia, Turkey, Austria, Albania, and so on. Also, he has written certain papers in the field of Inter-religious and Inter-Faith Coexistence and Dialogue, Comparative Religion, Religious Ethics, Sufism, Mysticism, Civilization.
Among his publications: “Nostra Aetate and the Islamic Perspective of Inter-Religious Dialogue (Book-English-2008)”; “Ethics and Fiqh for Everyday Life: An Islamic Perspective (Book-English-2010);” "The Aspects of the Adverbs in the Qur'an. (Book, Arabic-2017);" "Bakr Abu Zayd's Methodology Towards the Concept of "Unity of Religion" through his Book al-Ibtal. (Book, Arabic-2017);" “Hiwar al-Adyan bayna al-Qur’an and al-Tatbiqat al-Muasirah (Arabic-2009);” “The Concept of Religious Experience: A Qur’anic Perspective (English-2009);” “The Impact of Istanbul on the Construction of Albania's Religious and Cultural Coexistence. (English-2010);” “The Role of Religion in Shaping Moral Character: Islamic and Catholic Perspectives (English-2011);” “THE MYSTICAL BEKTASHI ORDER: The Founder, Growth and Core of Its Teachings (English-2012);” “The Influence of Islam on Albanian Culture (English-2012);” “The Methodology of Ibn Hazm in Comparative Religion with Special Reference to his Master Piece al-Fasl Fi al-Milal wa al-Ahwaa’ wa al-Nihal, (English-2013);” “Inter-religious Dialogue and Contemporary Peace-Building: From Hostility to Mutual Respect and Better Understanding (English-2014);” “Gender Equality and the Participation of Muslim Women in Education and Work: A Critical Analysis. (English-2015);” "The Awaited Mahdi and the Situation of Ummah: Analytical Study. (Arabic-2016);” “Islam - The future civilization of mankind: Challenges and Responses, (English-2016);” “Methodology of Prophetic Da‘wah and Its Relevance to Contemporary Global Society. (English-2017);” “The Concept of Europe as a cultural identity. (English-2017);” “The scholarship of inter-faith engagement in the writings of selected contemporary Muslim scholars. (English-2017);” “The role of inter-religious dialogue in promoting Islamic education to the Europeans. (English-2017);” “PAUL: The Transition from Nazarenism to Christianity. (English-2018);” “The Position of Shaikh Bakr Abu Zayd from the concept of “Unity of religions” (Arabic-2018);” “Deen al-Fitrah (Primordial religion): Nurturing Inter-Religious Dialogue and Beyond in al-Faruqi’s Thoughts. (English-2018);” “A Critical and Analytical Study of Irfan Abdul Hamid Fattah’s Book Judaism: A Historical Overview and Modern Movements in Judaism. (Arabic-2018);” “Revival of Islam through Tajdid (Renewal) and Islah (Reform) tendencies in the post-communist Albania. (English- 2019);” “‘Revisiting the Ancient Persian Religion of Zoroastrianism: Its Founder and Sacred Scripture. (English-2020); and “The Notion of “Islamic Unity” in the Thought of al-Imam Muhammad bin 'Abdu-Allah al-Khalili through Selected Texts from his Correspondences. (Arabic-2020), Exploring al-Manhaj al-Qurani (The Qur'anic methodology) in Dealing with other Religions: An Analysis of Selected Verses (2020), Exploring the Prophet (PBUH)'s Methodology in Dealing with other Religions based on Selected Historical Incidents during the Time of Revelation (2020); Investigating Abu Isa al-Warraq's Methodology in the Study of Christian Doctrine of Trinity based on His al-Radd 'Ala al-Tathlith (the Response to Trinity) (2021).
Dr. Fatmir Shehu is appointed since 2019 as Chief Editor, South Asian Research Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences (SARJHSS), and as a Member of Editorial Team, since 2020, Journal of Al-Tajdid, KIRKHS, IIUM. Besides, he has been appointed as a Reviewer by well-known journals.
Dr. Fatmir Shehu has been appointed as IIUM Internationalisation Ambassador (Albania/Balkans/Kosovo/ Bosnia/Serbia/Macedonia) by the Rector of International Islamic University Malaysia under Deputy Rector (Internationalisation & Innovation and Community Relation), 1st October 2014 until 31st December 2015, and 1st July 2012 until 30th June 2013. He has been advisor to AQSA CLUB.
Dr. Fatmir Shehu is currently an Associate Professor at the Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge & Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM).
Area of Specialisation
- Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Religious Studies ~ Christian Theology (Including Biblical Studies and Church History) - This are of expertise deals with the study of Christian major teachings and especially Christian theology. It covers the historical development of Christian Theology and the contribution of Paul towards the main Theological Concept of Christianity, like the Creeds, the Concept of Trinity, God - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Original Sin, Redemption, Salvation, Eschatology, and the Sacraments. All these are considered as the fundamental teachings of Christianity.
- Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Religious Studies ~ Mysticism - This area of expertise deals with issues related with Mysticism as practiced by religious communities in general and the Muslim community in particular. A clear distinction is done between the approved and disapproved mysticism. What kind of mysticism is allowed to be followed and practiced as well as which type of mysticism is nullified.
- Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Religious Studies ~ Religion and Modernisation - This Area of expertise deals with the Western Methodologies of Comparative Religion employed by the Western Scholars through their Historical, Philosophical, Anthropological, Sociological, Psychological, Phenomenological, Religious and Epistemological study of religion. These methodologies were developed starting with the Renaissance, Reformation, Enlightenment, and Modernism. Most of the scholars who used these methodologies in the study of religion made use of Darwin's theory of Evolution. Thus, religion is considered as a human product that evolved from the lowest stage to the highest one.
|FINAL YEAR PROJECT I||2023/2024|
|2022 - 2023||The Role of Muslim Identity in Managing Cultural Diversity among CIS Countries: Qur'anic Approach in the Light of Inna Akramakum 'Inda-Allah Atqakum|
|2020 - 2020||Islamic Worldview|
|2019 - 2019||Revival of Islam through Tajdid (Renewal) and Islah (Reform) Tendencies in the Post-Communist Albania|
|2017 - 2022||The Contribution of Muslim Scholars in Comparative Religion: Selected Writings|
|2016 - 2018||A Survey on Islam and Liberalism|
|2016 - 2018||The Concept of Europe as a Cultural and Religious Identity|
|2016 - 2020||A Study on Malaysia's Public Policies in Fostering Inclusive Development|
|2016 - 2018||Muslim Extremism with a Focus on the Concept of Takfir and from Western Perspective|
|2013 - 2014||The Study of Zoroastrianism as a Religion|
|2011 - 2011||The Methodology Of Ibn Hazim In Comparative Religion With Special Reference To His Master Piece Al-Fasl Fi Al-Milal Wa Al-Ahwa' Wa Al-Nihal|
|2011 - 2012||The Influence of Islam on Albanian Culture|
|2010 - 2011||Saint Paul: The Tranasition of Nazarenism to Christianity|
|2009 - 2009||The Role of Religion in Shaping Contemporary Man's Everyday Moral Aspect of Character: An Islamic-Catholic Perspective|
|2009 - 2010||The scholarship of inter-faith Engagement with others in the writing of selected Comtemporary muslim scholars|
|2023 - Present||Research on AbdulHamid AbuSulayman's Contribution to Intellectual and Educational Reform|
|2022 - Present||Teaching Usul Al-Din in the Contemporary Context|
|2020 - Present||Key Elements of Religious Extremism during the Era of Early Civilisation: A Study of Select Concept|
|2017 - Present||Religious Communities and Belief Systems of the Pre-Islamic Arabian Society|
|2016 - Present||Sikhs' Perception of Muslims: A Study of Peaceful Coexistence in Muslim-majority Society in Malaysia|
Award & Recognition
|21 Jun, 2021||ACTIVE RESEARCH AWARD (SILVER) - AbdulHamid AbuSulayman Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences||KCDIO|
|26 Jan, 2010||Winer of Bronze Medal for Research/Invention: The Role of Religion in Shaping Contemporary Man's Everyday Moral Character: An Islamic-Catholic Perspective - IRIIE 2010, IIUM||University|
|25 Aug, 2007||The Best Student (Academic) Award For Doctor of Philosophy of IRKHS - IIUM||University|
Conference or Workshop Item
|2022||Religion, governance and sustainable development: contemporary studies from the muslim world. AbdulHamid AbuSulayman Kuliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, ISBN: 978-967-19771-1-8|
|2017||منهج الشيخ بكر أبو زيد. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-418-800-9|
|2017||وجهات الحدث الفعلي. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-418-797-2|
|2010||Ethics and fiqh for everyday life: an Islamic perspective. IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789675272523|
|2018||The concept of Europe as a cultural and religious identity. In: ,|