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Imtiaz Ahmed Shaukat Ali Yusuf

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy - Doctor of Philosophy, Temple University, Philadelphia

Imtiaz Ahmed Shaukat Ali Yusuf (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM KL Campus


Other's position:

Coordinator, International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation

Expert Profile

Dr. Imtiyaz Yusuf, is Associate Professor and  Deputy Dean for Students Development and Community Engagement and also Coordinator, Islam and Buddhism Programme at The International Institute of Islamic Civilisation and Malay World (ISTAC-IIUM), Malaysia. Dr. Yusuf is also a Senior Fellow at the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, (ACMCU) Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA. Formerly,  he was the Director of the Center for Buddhist-Muslim Understanding in the College of Religious Studies at Mahidol University in Thailand. He specializes in Religion with a focus on Islam in Thailand and Southeast Asia and also Muslim-Buddhist dialogue.  

Dr. Yusuf has contributed to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islamic World (2009); Oxford Dictionary of Islam (2003); Encyclopedia of Qur'an (2002); and Oxford Encyclopedia of Modern Islamic World (1995). He was also the special Editor of the The Muslim World - A Special Issue on Islam and Buddhism Vol. 100, Nos 2-3 April/July 2010. 

 Dr. Yusuf‘s most recent publications are: Multiculturalism in Asia: Peace and Harmony (2018); “The Nabi-Rasul in Arabian/Semitic Religious Tradition: Qur'anic Monotheism, Prophet Muhammad and the Shaping of Muslim World View” Islamic Studies 58 (4):December 2019 pp. 519-533; “Three Faces of the Rohingya Crisis: Religious Nationalism, Asian Islamophobia, and Delegitimizing Citizenship” in Studia Islamika, [Scopus Indexed], Vol. 25, no. 3, December 2018, pp. 503-542; “Nationalist Ethnicities as Religious Identities: Islam, Buddhism and Citizenship in Myanmar”, American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences 34:4 (2017) pp. 100-119);  "Islam and Buddhism" in Wiley-Blackwell Companion to Interreligious Dialogue, Catherine Cornille (ed.) (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, Inc, 2013), pp. 360-375.  Dr. Yusuf often writes on Islam and Buddhism relations and about religion related issues in Southeast Asia for the Bangkok Post and The Nation (Bangkok). 

Area of Specialisation

  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Religious Studies ~ Islamic Studies - Islam in Southeast Asia, Thailand, Muslim-Buddhist Relations

Teaching Responsibilities

ISLAMIC REVIVALISM:CHALLENGES AND PROSPECTS 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020

Research Projects

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2020 - Present Islam and Buddhism in Myanmar and Malaysia



2020 A Muslim’s reflections on Saddharamapundariksutra: the Lotus Sutra. Buddhist-Christian Studies, 40 (Annual (2020)) pp. 79-104
2020 Shaykh Ahmadou Bamba: a peacemaker for our time. Al-Shajarah, 25 (1) pp. 210-214
2019 Book Review - Charles Fletcher. Muslim-Christian engagement in the twentieth century: the principles of Inter-faith dialogue and the work of Ismail al-Faruqi.(London: I. B. Tauris, 2015.). Islamic Studies, 58 (1) pp. 155-158
2019 The nabi-rasul in Arabian/semitic religious tradition: Qur’anic monotheism, Prophet Muhammad and the shaping of Muslim world view. Islamic Studies, 58 (4) pp. 519-533
Conference or Workshop Item

2020 A Muslim’s Reflections on Saddharamapundariksutra—The Lotus Sutra. In: 24th Annual International Lotus Sutra “Illuminating One Another in Dialogue: Interreligious Perspectives through the Prism of the Lotus Sutra”,
2020 Globalization and Islam-Buddhist relations in Nusantara. In: Islam, Globalization and Human Sustainability,
2019 Progressive Islam in the Asian context: need for building Islam and Buddhism relations. In: International Conference on Islamic Studies (ICIS),
2019 Strengthening Buddhist-Muslim Relations in Southeast Asia: Islam and Buddhism as unifying forces for peace and harmony in ASEAN region. In: International Buddhist Conference Indonesia: International Conference on Strengthening Buddhist-Muslim Relations in Southeast Asia,

2021 Essential writings Ismail al Faruqi. Center for Islam in Contemporary World Shenandoah University, ISBN: 9789670526928
2019 Perjumpaan Islam & Buddhisme. Kertarajasa Buddhist College, Batu Malang, Indonesia. (2020), ISBN: 9786239200008
Book Section

2022 Muslims as Thailand’s largest religious minority. In: Routledge, ISBN: 9780367225377, pp. 234-249
2021 Building Muslim-Buddhist understanding: the parallels of Taqwa/Allah consciousness in the Qur'an and satipatthana/mindfulness in Anapanasati Sutta. In: Oxford University Press, ISBN: 978-0-19-005415-1, pp. 173-190
2021 Islamic theology of religious pluralism: building Islam-Buddhism understanding. In: Springer, Cham, ISBN: 978-3-030-66088-8, pp. 210-219