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Bachar Bakour Mohamad

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D in Islamic Thought and Civilization - Doctor of Philosophy, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • BA in Arabic - Masters Degree, Al-Azhar University
  • MA in Islamic Studies - Masters Degree, Loughborough University, Leicestershire
  • BA in Sharia - Bachelor Degree, Al-Azhar University
  • Diploma in Islamic Studies - Diploma, Al-Fatih Islamic Institute

Bachar Bakour Mohamad (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus


Expert Profile

        I joined the Department of  Fundamental and Interdisciplinary Studies (KIRKHS), at  International Islamic University Malaysia in May 2019. I teach two courses:  “ETHICS AND FIQH OF CONTEMPORARY ISSUES” and “THE ISLAMIC WORLDVIEW, KNOWLEDGE AND CIVILIZATION.” I have good experience in the field of Islamic Studies in Arabic and English. In Syria (2007-2014), I taught  at two prestigious religious institutions (Al-Fatih and Kuftaru Institutes ). Taught topics included: Orientalism, Islam and the West, the dialogue of Civilizations, and Islamic terms in English. My goal in teaching is to guide students in the evaluation of evidence, critical thinking, and argument development. Therefore, in my classes, I create experiences and environments that help students to engage, learn deeply and independently. I obtained my MA in Islamic Studies from Loughborough University (2006). In 2018, I completed my PhD in Islamic thought and Civilization from IIUM. My main research interests are politics and religion, Islam and other civilizations, and religious revivalism. I have published dozens of books and articles. Visit my profile in and research gate   Currently, I am working on a project entitled, “Ulu al-Absar: A Novel Framework for Developing Creative Thinking &Problem-Solving Skills through Qur’anic and Prophetic Literature.” This research aims to propose a foundational framework for the teaching of creative thinking and problem-solving through Quranic and Prophetic literature by focusing on specific strategies and models.        

Area of Specialisation

  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Religious Studies ~ Ijtihad and Tajdid (Religious Revivalism) - Islamic thought and civilization, Religion and state

Research Projects

2021 - 2022 A Study of Editing Arabic Manuscripts on Linguistic Errors
2023 - Present Exploring the Maqasidic-Ethical Purpose of Islamic Law in the Context of Political Authority
2019 - Present 'Ulu al-Absar: A Novel Framework for Developing Creative Thinking & Problem-Solving Skills through Qur?anic and Prophetic Literature



2023 Palestine and its contrasting histories. IIUM Today, 28 April 2023 () pp.
2023 The concept of the People of the Book. IIUM Today, 26 March 2023 () pp.
2023 Why does the US Back Israel?. IIUM Today, 7 Nov 2023 () pp.
2023 الإسلام ثابتاً ومتغيراً. IIMU Bulletin, (2) pp. 32-33
2023 براعةُ البيانِ في سبيل الطاعة السياسية: نماذجُ تحليليةٌ من خُطَبِ زِياد بن أَبيهِ والحجّاج الثَّقَفي. مجلة المسلم المعاصر = The Contemporary Muslim, 45 (176-177) pp. 185-225
2023 مشروعُ الغزاليّ في التكامُلِ المعرفيّ بين علم المنطق وعلم الكلام = The Ghazali’s project in the integration of knowledge between the science of logic and theology. At-Tajdid, 27 (54) pp. 99-135
2023 هل يمكن أن يكون رئيس الولايات المتحدة الأمريكية مسلماً؟. IslamSyria, 19 May 2023 () pp.
2022 ‘Fitna’ in the context of the Syrian revolution: the example of al-Būṭī. Journal of South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, 46 (1) pp. 25-43
2022 Rethinking the sword verse and interfaith dialogue: a contextual analysis. Journal of Ecumenical Studies, 57 (4) pp. 595-610
2022 The dignity of difference. IIUM Today, 3 March 2022 () pp.
2022 إسرائيل شاحاك وأخلاق اليهود. موقع إسلام سورية, () pp.
2022 النظرية التفكيكية: عرض ونقد. Al-Itqan, 5 (4) pp. 230-249
2022 طه عبد الرحمن والعزّ بن عبد السلام: دراسة مقارنة في المنظومة الأخلاقية الإسلامية. مجلة المسلم المعاصر, 44 (172-173) pp.
2022 مركزّيةُ الأخلاقِ في الفكر المقاصديّ عند العزّ بن عبد السّلام. At-Tajdid, () pp.
2022 من العامّيّ الفَصيح. موقع إسلام سورية, 8 February 2022 () pp.
2022 من العامي الفصيح (١). موقع إسلام سورية, () pp.
2022 من العامّيّ الفَصيح (٢). موقع إسلام سورية, 3 April 2022 () pp.
2022 نصائح للكتّاب. موقع إسلام سورية, () pp.
2021 The implication of literal religious interpretation. IIUM Today, 25 March 2021 () pp.
2021 The quest for happiness. IIUM Today, () pp.
2021 The uniqueness of Ramadan. IIUM Today, 2 May 2021 () pp.
2021 Why is the world fraught with evil and suffering?. IIUM Today, 21 November 2021 () pp.
2021 Why is the world fraught with evil and suffering? (part one). IIUM Today, 5 August 2021 () pp.
2021 توظيف التفكير النقدي في إدارة المواقف وحل المشكلات: نماذج من صحيحي البخاري ومسلم. Al-Tajdid Journal, 25 (49) pp. 281-320
2021 نقضُ التفسير الحَرْفي للكتابِ المقدَّسِ: القُس ستيفن سيزر نموذجاً. Al-ITQAN, 5 (2) pp. 219-248
2020 Regime or revolution? the dilemma of Syria’s religious institutions: the example of the Fatih Institute. Politics, Religion & Ideology, 21 (2) pp. 232-250
2020 The role of media in the Arab Revolutions: the case of Syria. ESTEEM Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities, 5 (Special issue iCOMS 2019) pp. 93-106
2020 أنواع مقدمات الكتب., 1st July 2020 () pp.
2020 الأوائل في الحضارة الإسلامية., 22nd April 2020 () pp.
2020 الإعلام والحياد., 17th July 2020 () pp.
2020 الاختلاف سنة كونية., 8th May 2020 () pp.
2020 الفرق بين الحضارة والثقافة., 18th May 2020 () pp.
2020 بارقة الحقيقة تظهر من مصادمة الأفكار., 14th April 2020 () pp.
2020 تحقيق مفهوم "الفتنة" في سياق الثورات العربية: سوريا أنموذجًا = Understanding the concept of “Fitna” in the Arab revolutions: Syria as a model = Memahami konsep “Fitnah”dalam konteks revolusi Arab: kajian kes Syria. Al-Tajdid, 24 (47) pp. 93-133
2020 من حكم مصطفى صادق الرافعي., 16th August 2020 () pp.
2020 من عثرات الأقلام ١., 19th June 2020 () pp.
2020 من عثرات الأقلام ٢., 19th June 2020 () pp.
2018 Islam and the west: from clash to dialogue. KATHA - The Official Journal of the Centre for Civilisational Dialogue, 14 (1) pp. 1-31
2018 The anti-Islamism discourse; the case of al-Buti. Al-Shajarah, 23 (1) pp. 183-206
2018 The debate on Islamist party formation: a comparative analysis of al-Būtī and al-Qaradāwī = Perdebatan tentang pembentukan parti Islam: analisa perbandingan antara al-Buti Dan al-Qardhawi. Journal of Islam in Asia, 15 (1) pp. 228-247
2017 Why has god created evil? a Muslim response. International Journal for Muslim World Studies (IJMWS), 15 (1) pp. 2-42
2017 مفهوم "طاعة الحاكم" في الفكر السياسي الإسلامي: دراسة أحاديث الطاعة = The concept of "Obedience to the ruler" in Islamic political thought: a Prophetic saying study of obedience = Konsep ketaatan kepada pemerintah dalam pemikiran politik Islam: satu kajian hadith-hadith ketaatan. At-Tajdid, 21 (42) pp. 9-50
2016 The permanent and changing side of sharia. International Journal for Muslim World Studies (IJMWS), 14 (2) pp. 3-61
Conference or Workshop Item

2023 The semantic evolution of the concept of Al-Hakimiyyah in the discourse of Maududi and Qutb. In: International Conference on Islamic Civilization: Fostering the Philosophy of Co-Existence in the 21st Century,
2022 The sexual Empowerment of Women and Children in Hadith Literature. In: International Conference on Women Empowerment: Social development of Refugee Women Living in Malaysia,
2022 الأخلاق المصلحية والمصالح الأخلاقية في الشريعة الإسلامية. In: Scholarship Advancement Project 2022,
2022 براعة البيان في طاعة أولي الأمر: نماذج مختارة من خطب زياد بن أبيه والحجاج الثقفي. In: International Conference on Arabic, Malay and English Literature,
2022 مشروع الغزايل يف التكامل املعريف بني علم املنطق وعلم الكالم. In: International Conference on the Integrat ion of Knowledge in Higher Educat ion ( ICIOK 2022),
2021 Al-Sakandari on the purification of the heart. In: Cleanliness: The Epitome of Our Faith,
2021 نقضُ القِراءةِ الحَرْفيّةِ للكتابِ المقدَّسِ: القس ستيفن سيزر نموذجاً. In: Emergence and Issues in Islamic Philosophy,
2020 توظيف التفكير النقدي في إدارة المواقف وحل المشكلات: نماذج من صحيحي البخاري ومسلم. In: Symposium on Interdisciplinary Islamic Research,
2019 The context theory in support of interfaith dialogue: the case of the verse (Q 9.5). In: International Conference on Civilizational Dialogue (IConCiDi) 2019,
2019 The ethical crisis of the post-2011 Arab media: the case of the Syrian revolution. In: 1st International Conference on Media and Social Science 2019 (iCOMS 2019),
2019 تحقيق مفهوم الفتنة في سياق الثورات العربية. In: Seminar on Interdisciplinary Islamic Studies under the KIRKHS Scholarship Advancement Project 2019,

2023 من بدائع الحكم. Pioneers Publishing House, ISBN: 978-9933-401-79-5
2020 Al-Buti and the Syrian revolution. Islamic Book Trust, ISBN: 978-967-0526-81-2
2019 مقدمة في التمويل الإسلامي. ISRA, ISBN: 978-9933-598-04-4
Book Section

2022 Al-Sakandari on the purification of the heart. In: IIUM, ISBN: , pp.
2019 The Prophet Adam. In: Nouresham Book Center & Al-Fatih Islamic Institute, ISBN: , pp. 11-29
2019 The Prophet Isma'il (Ishmael). In: Nouresham Book Center, Al-Fatih Islamic nstitute, ISBN: , pp. 99-106
2019 The Prophet Jesus. In: Nouresham Book Center, Al-Fatih Islamic nstitute, ISBN: , pp. 255-268