Staff Directory


Norbani Binti Ismail

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Revelead Knowledge and Heritage - Doctor of Philosophy, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Master of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia

Norbani Binti Ismail (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ISLAMIC REVEALED KNOWLEDGE AND HUMAN SCIENCES


norbanis@iium.edu.my
5574


Expert Profile


Norbani B. Ismail

 

Email: norbanis@iium.edu.my

 

Reasearch
and Teaching Areas

 

Muslim Women and Family in Southeast Asia

Qur’anic Studies and Tafsir (Exegesis)

            Qur’an and Gender

Religious, Social and Political Institutions in
Southeast Asia

Muslim Intellectual History in Southeast Asia

         

Positions
Held

 

September 2017 – November
2017
Visiting Professor,
Faculty of Ushuluddin, Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic University (UIN), Jakarta,
Indonesia

 

2015 – 2017 Visiting Malaysia Chair of Islam in
Southeast Asia, Al-Waleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, School of
Foreign Services, Georgetown University, Washington DC

 

2012 – 2015 Teacher (Arabic Language), ALIM
Academy, Potomac, MD

 

2005 – 2011 Assistant Professor, Department of
Qur’an and Sunnah Studies, International Islamic University Malaysia

 

1998 – 2005 Lecturer, Department of Qur’an and
Sunnah Studies, International Islamic University Malaysia

 

1994 – 1995 Editorial Assistant, Preston
Publications, Petaling Jaya, Malaysia

 

 

Education

 

2005 – PhD in the Qur’an and Sunnah Studies, International
Islamic University Malaysia

                       

Dissertation
Title: “Methods of Studying Women Issues in the Qur’anic Interpretations of
al-Sha‘rawi and Hamka” (in Arabic)

 

 

1998
MA in Islamic
Revealed Knowledge and Heritage, International Islamic University Malaysia

 

MA
Thesis: “The British Orientalists and Their Translations of Surah Maryam: A
Comparative Study” (in English)

 

1994
– BA in Islamic
Revealed Knowledge and Heritage, International Islamic University Malaysia

                       

 

Languages

 

1.    
Malay:
Native Speaker

2.    
English:
Fluent

3.    
Arabic:
Fluent Reading / Advanced Speaking

 

Publications

              "The Mufti and the state  Administration of Islam: Some selected Fatwas in Contemporary Perlis, Malaysia", Journal of Islam in Asia, V 1, 6 NO. 3/12/2019

“Shared
Themes, Different Countries: Qur’anic Interpretation in the Twentieth Century
Indonesia and Egypt”, Proceedings of The International Conference on Qur’an and
Hadith Studies (ICQHS 2017), Atlantis Press

 

 “The Qur’anic Exegesis,
Reformism, and Women in the Twentieth Century Indonesia” Studia Islamika,
24:3 (2017): 469-501

 

“Female
Preachers and the Public Discourse on Islam in Malaysia,” American Journal
of Social Sciences
33:4 (Fall 2016): 23-47

 

Research
Work in Progress

 

Muslim
Women’s Agency and Piety in Contemporary Malaysia (work in progress)

 

 

Courses
Taught

   

The Islamic Worldview, Knowledge and Civilization

Ethics and Fiqh of Contemporary Issues

Taught
the following course at The Fairfax Institute’s (TFI’s), Certificate in Islamic
Thought Program (October 19-21 2018):

Gender
and the Qur’an

Taught
the following course at State Islamic University Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta
Indonesia (September 2017-November 2017:

Methods
of Interpretation of the Qur’an (in Bahasa Indonesia)

Taught
the following courses at Georgetown University (2015-2017):

Gender and the Qur’an (undergraduate/graduate)

Tradition
and Modernity in Southeast Asian Islam (undergraduate)

Religious, Political, and Social Movements in Modern
Southeast Asia (graduate)

Taught
the following courses at the International Islamic University Malaysia
(2005-2011, all undergraduate):

Introduction
to the Hadith

Introduction
to the Qur’an

Islamic
Worldview

Islamic
Transactions (Mu’amalat)

Life
of the Prophet Muhammad

 

 

Conference
Papers and Participation

“Islamic
Reform and Religious Bureaucratization in Malaysia: Mufti as an Agent of
Change”, Annual Conference of Association for Asian Studies (AAS), February
2018 (unable to attend)

“Islamic
Education and Gender Mainstreaming: Southeast Asian Experience”, paper
presented at the International Conference on Islamic Education: Challenges and
Strategies for Innovation, Graduate School of Syarif Hidayatullah State Islamic
University, Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov 9, 2017

“The
Current Status and Development of the Qur’an and Hadith Studies: Sources,
Discourses, and Practices”, paper presented at The International Conference on
Qur’an and Hadith Studies (ICONQUHAS), Faculty of Ushuluddin, UIN Syarif
Hidayatullah Jakarta, Indonesia, Nov 6, 2017

“Muslim
Religious Authority and the Mass Media in Malaysia: Reaffirming Orthodoxy
through Female Preachers (
Pendakwah),”
paper presented at the Annual Conference of American Academy of Religion (AAR),
November 2015

 

Tafsir
and Modern Muslim Women Identity in the Malay World: Study of Tafsir
al-Azhar
by Hamka,” paper presented at the Annual Conference of American
Academy of Religion (AAR), November 2012

 

“Islam
and Marriage Seminar,” seminar presenter and participant, The Witherspoon
Institute, Princeton, August 3-6, 2014

 

“Muslim
Women and Religious Authorities in the Mass Media in Malaysia,” paper presented
at the 38th Annual Conference of
the Association of Muslim Social Scientists of North America (AMSS), The
University of Virginia, Charlottesville, Virginia, USA, 2009

 

“Constructing
Muslims Through Imperial Scholarship: The British Orientalists and the
Translation of the Qur’an,” paper presented at the 35th AMSS Annual
Conference, Hartford Seminary, Hartford, CT, 2006

 

 

Invited
Talks

 

“The
Interpretation of the Qur’an in the Malay World”, Faculty of Islamic Studies,
Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Dec 17, 2018

 

“Muslim
Women and Knowledge Leadership: Historical Survey and Contemporary
Application”, Shenandoah University, Virginia, Nov 28, 2018

 

“Isu-isu Berkaitan ‘Gender’ dan Feminisme:
Pengalaman Barat dan Nusantara’, talk delivered at Persidangan Meja Bulat Isu
Gender Dan Hak Wanita: Pengalaman Malaysia dan Alam Melayu Nusantara, ABIM, Nov
19, 2017

 

“Only
Women Understand Women”: Muslim Female Preachers Claiming Religious Authority
in Contemporary Malaysia” Talk delivered at different universities:

 

Center
for Women Studies, National Islamic University Sunan Kalijaga, Yogyakarta,
Indonesia, December 3, 2016; Graduate School, Gadjah Mada University,
Yogyakarta, Indonesia, November 30, 2016; AlWaleed Talal Center for
Muslim-Christian Understanding (ACMCU), School of Foreign Services, Georgetown
University, Washington DC, Oct 12, 2016

 

Islam and Muslims in Southeast Asia: Encounters with
the Other, Center for Anglican Communion Studies, Virginia Theological Seminary,
Alexandria, Virginia,
May
2, 2016

 

Female
Muslim Preachers in Malaysia: Reaffirming Orthodoxy through Activism, Fall 2015
Lecture Series, International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), Herndon
Virginia, November 18, 2015

 

Growing
Up as a Muslim in Malaysia, a talk presented at the seminar on Unveiling the
Mystique of the Muslim Woman, jointly organized by Anne Arundel County
Commission for Women, Anne Arundel Community College, and the Anne Arundel
County Muslim Council, Maryland, October 22, 2011

 

The
Struggle for Political Participation in Europe: Problems between the Majority Society
and the Muslim Minority, paper presented at “Muslims and the West” Summer
School, Erfurt University, Erfurt, Germany, July-August 2004.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Professional
Development

           

Junior
Faculty Workshop in Islamic Studies, International Institute of Islamic Thought
(IIIT), May 25-26, 2016

 

New
Faculty Orientation, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University, August
2015

 

Competency
Level Assessment (CLA) program, International Islamic University Malaysia
(IIUM), 20 November - 1st December, 2006

 

Certificate
in Human Sciences for Islamic Studies faculty, IIUM, 2005

 

Teaching
Methodology Course For IIUM Staff, International Islamic University Malaysia,
2005

 

Research
Methodology Course, IIUM, September 1999

 

Staff
Educational Development Program, 1998

 

Committees
Served

 

Student
Affairs Committee, Department of Qur’an of Sunnah Studies

 

Chairperson,
Committee on Academic Staff Welfare, Department of Qur’an and Sunnah Studies,
2005-2011

 

Working
Committee of the International Conference on the Qur’an and Sunnah:
Methodologies of Interpretation organized by the Department of Qur’an and
Sunnah, 17-18 July 2006.

 



Area of Specialisation


  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Religious Studies ~ Other Religious Studies n.e.c.


Teaching Responsibilities


BASIC PHILOSOPHYAND ISLAMIC WORLDVIEW 2020/2021 2021/2022
ETHICS AND FIQH OF CONTEMPORARY ISSUES 2020/2021 2019/2020
FAMILY MANAGEMENT & PARENTING 2009/2010 2010/2011 2008/2009 2007/2008
FIQH AL-SIRAH 1997/1998 2004/2005 2005/2006
MUAMALAT 1998/1999
PARENTING 1998/1999
REVELATION AS A SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE 2008/2009 2010/2011 2009/2010 2007/2008
REVELATION AS SOURCE OF KNOWLEDGE 2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007 2007/2008
SCIENCES OF QUR'AN 2009/2010 2006/2007 2008/2009 2010/2011 2007/2008 2005/2006
SCIENCES OF QUR'AN (ARABIC) 1997/1998
TAUHID, AQIDAH & AKHLAQ (FOR ENGIN. STUDEN 1998/1999
THE ISLAMIC WORLDVIEW, KNOWLEDGE AND CIVILIZATION 2019/2020 2020/2021


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