Staff Directory


Isham B. Pawan Ahmad

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D in Islamic Philosophy - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Edinburgh
  • Master in Islamic Studies - Masters Degree, University of Chicago
  • Bachelor in Accountancy - Bachelor Degree, Northern Illinois University

Isham B. Pawan Ahmad (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

ABDULHAMID ABUSULAYMAN KULLIYYAH OF ISLAMIC REVEALED KNOWLEDGE AND HUMAN SCIENCES


isham@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Isham Pawan Ahmad is an Associate Professor of Philosophy and Usuludin in the Department of Usuluddin at International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He also taught Business Ethics at the Graduate School of Management, IIUM. Isham's research interests range from Medieval Philosophy, Philosophical Ethics to Contemporary Business Ethics.
Isham is the author of numerous articles both nationally and internationally. His articles range from the contemporary challenges of ethics to the medieval problems of revelation and reason. Recently, he has also included the challenges of integrating and teaching science to contemporary Muslims through the approach of reconciling revelation and reason.


Area of Specialisation


  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Philosophy ~ Ethical Theory


Teaching Responsibilities


COMPARATIVE BUSINESS ETHICS 2011/2012 2010/2011 2008/2009 2007/2008 2006/2007 2005/2006 2004/2005 2003/2004 2001/2002
COMPARATIVE ETHICS 2004/2005
CRITICAL REVIEW OF PHILOSOPHY IN ISLAM 2006/2007
ETHICS AND VALUES IN MANAGEMENT 2019/2020 2010/2011 2009/2010 2008/2009 2007/2008 2004/2005 2003/2004 2002/2003
FALSAFAH:AL-KINDI TO IBN RUSHD 1992/1993
FINAL YEAR PROJECT I 2021/2022 2020/2021
FINAL YEAR PROJECT II 2021/2022 2020/2021
FORMAL AND SYMBOLICAL LOGIC 2004/2005 2003/2004 2001/2002 2000/2001 1999/2000 1998/1999
HIST.OF MODERN WESTERN PHILOSOPHY 1992/1993
HISTORY OF ISLAMIC PHILOSOPHY 2012/2013
HISTORY OF WESTERN PHILOSOPHY 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012 2010/2011 2009/2010 2008/2009 2007/2008 2006/2007 2005/2006 2004/2005 2003/2004 2001/2002 2000/2001 1999/2000 1998/1999
INTRODUCTION TO LOGIC 1993/1994
INTRODUCTION TO PHILOSOPHY 2004/2005 2003/2004 2001/2002 2000/2001 1999/2000 1998/1999 1992/1993
ISLAM AND CONTEMPORARY WESTERN PHILOSOPHY 2017/2018 2014/2015 2013/2014 2011/2012 2010/2011 2009/2010 2008/2009 2005/2006
ISLAM AND MODERN IDEOLOGIES 2009/2010
ISLAMIC ETHICS 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2010/2011 2008/2009 2007/2008 2006/2007 1998/1999
ISSUES IN CONTEMPORARY ISLAMIC THOUGHT 2005/2006
LOGICS FOR ISLAMIC STUDIES 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012
METAPHYSICS I 1992/1993
MUSLIM SCHOLARSHIP IN COMPARATIVE RELIGION 1998/1999
PHILOSOPHY & THEOLOGY IN ISLAM 2009/2010
PHILOSOPHY OF RELIGION 2018/2019 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2011/2012 2010/2011 2009/2010 2008/2009 2007/2008 2006/2007 2001/2002 2000/2001 1999/2000 1998/1999 1997/1998
PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2015/2016 2012/2013 2011/2012 2010/2011 2009/2010 2006/2007 2005/2006 2004/2005 2003/2004 2000/2001 1999/2000
SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT: ISSUES, POLICIES AND PRACTICES 2020/2021


Research Projects


Completed
2011 - 2014 Is Freedom Truly Free? : Evaluating Malaysian Voices for Limiting Freedom of Speech (RU2011)
2007 - 2012 The Foundations of Islamic Economics: The Ontological, Epistemological and Axiological Dimensions of the Discipline
On-Going
2022 - Present Break the Barriers (BtB): SPM Prep Programme for Stateless and Undocumented Children
2016 - Present Islamization and Scientific Methodology: How Knowledge Became Limited Because of the Scientific Method


Publications


Article

2018 Islamic ethics for sustainable development and developing social conscience: an Islamic response to the challenge of ecology today. Al-Itqan: Journal of Islamic Sciences and Comparative Studies, 2 (1) pp. 49-61
2017 How knowledge became limited because of the scientific method: the story of non sense. Revelation and Science, 7 (1) pp. 1-5
2016 Evaluating modern scientific methodology with Islamic worldview: humanizing science through engaging Islamic ethics. Journal of Education and Social Sciences, 4 () pp. 128-132
2012 Western misperceptions against Islam and the Muslims: its impact on today’s world and what Muslims can do about it. Journal of Islam in Asia, () pp.
2011 Western misperceptions against Islam and the Muslims an analysis. Journal of Islam in Asia, Spcl (4) pp. 433-452
2010 As far as you are able, join faith to reason: medieval attempts at reconciling faith to reason in Islam and christianity . Katha: Journal of Dialogue of Civilizations, 6 () pp. 145-159
2009 The problem of evil in Islam and Christianity: suffering from the philosophical perspectives in Medieval thought. International Journal of the Humanities ., 2009 (Vol. 6 Issue 11,) pp. 101-109
2007 Speculation vis a vis faith and reason in Islam and Christianity: medieval attempts at incorporating reason with revelation. International Journal of the Humanities, 4 (10) pp. 47-55
2007 Speculation vis a vis Faith and Reason in Islam and Christianity: Medieval attempts at incorporating Reason with Revelation.. International Journal of the Humanities . 2007, Vol. 4 Issue 10, p47-55. 9p., 4 () pp. 47-55
2004 Al-Farabi's Epistemology : the role of reason in the discovery of knowledge. Annual Journal of the International Islamic University, Islamabad, Pakistan, 12 () pp. 21-37
Conference or Workshop Item

2019 Beyond interfaith toleration to interfaith cooperation: scriptural reasoning as a basis for common ground for good works. In: International Conference On Religion, Governance And Sustainable Development (ICRGD2019,
2010 Making Ethics matter to developing world business: Understanding differing perspective and how to change attitudes in Malaysian context. In: IIUM Research, Innovation & Invention Exhibition (IRIIE 2010),
Book Section

2011 Three ways of conceptualizing the Global: the Universal, the Holistic and the Macrocosmic-Commentary Isham B. Pawan Ahmad, Malaysia, page 97-98. In: Asia and Pacific Regional Bureau for Education, UNESCO Bangkok, ISBN: 978-92-9223-378-5, pp. 97-98