INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ISLAMIC  THOUGHT AND CIVILISATION (ISTAC-IIUM)

INTERNATIONAL INSTITUTE OF ISLAMIC THOUGHT AND CIVILISATION (ISTAC-IIUM)

Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas Library

Syed Muhammad Naquib al-Attas Library


SMNA Library


Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas (SMNA) Library was established in 1989 to support the instructional and research needs of members of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation (ISTAC). Its multi-lingual collection is one of the largest and most authoritative on Islamic studies and on comparative thought and civilization. The library was named after the founder-director of the institute, Professor Tan Sri Dr Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas.

Opening Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM 
Friday                  : 8:30 AM - 4:45 PM (12:15 - 2:45 PM Closed)


Collection


Currently the Library has over 150,000 volumes of books: 64,237 in the general and reference collections, 26,084 bound journals, 46,811 scholars’ collections and rare books, 2,665 manuscripts in book form as well as 17,922 volumes in microform. Also available are works of erudite scholarship in various Islamic languages such as Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Urdu and Malay, and Western languages such as English, French, German, Dutch, Russian, Greek and Latin. These include encyclopedias of religions, cultures and sciences; multilingual and authoritative dictionaries of major Islamic languages and languages of the Occident and the Orient; bibliographies encompassing various disciplines; catalogues of rare collections of Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Malay and other Muslim manuscripts kept in various libraries of the world; indices of different sciences; collected works of major thinkers and authors; major works on religion, philosophy, metaphysics, theology, law and jurisprudence, science and technology, languages, literatures, poetry, history, art and architecture, fine arts and education; and Arabic, Persian, Turkish, Malay and Urdu manuscripts dealing with diverse subjects and fields of knowledge.

The Library also holds materials on other religions and civilizations that Islam has influenced and vice-versa. Thus major works on the Greek, Roman, medieval, and modern Western civilizations have been acquired. Since the Malay world is at the intersection of India and the Far East, including China, Japan, and Korea, with which it has historical and contemporary contacts, SMNA Library has and will continue to obtain materials on important aspects of the thought and history of these civilizations as well. SMNA Library has in fact acquired important works on Hinduism, Buddhism and Confucianism, as well as a unique collection on sinology.


No.
Collection
Volumes
1.General collection58,887
2.Reference collection6,148
3.Bound journals20,084
4.Microforms17,922
5.Scholar collections46,811
6.Manuscripts2,653
7.Artefacts28


In addition, SMNA Library has also acquired the valuable collections of important scholars of Islamic studies in various fields of philosophy, Arabic philology, Turkish and Central Asian history, and Islamic Art and Architecture.

BERTOLD SPULER
Specialised in Turkish and Central Asia
ANDRE & OLEG GRABAR
Islamic Architecture
FAZLUR RAHMAN
Islamic Philosophy
ROBERT BRUNSHVIG
Islamic Civilisation
ABDUL RAHMAN BAKER
Urdu and Asian Studies
MAX WEISWEILER
Arabic Language and Philology
DIETRICH BRADENBURG
Islamic Studies
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Office
General Collection
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General Collection
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Special Collection
(Manuscript, Rare Books, Scholar's Collection, Thesis)

GENERAL OFFICE, SMNA LIBRARY: 03-6421 1260 FAX: 1269

NamePositionExtEmail Address
FAZLI OMARDEPUTY CHIEF LIBRARIAN (HEAD)1261ofazli@iium.edumy
ZUZANA ABD. LATIFSEN. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT (PA)1262zuzana@iium.edu.my
MOHAMAD RIDZUAN MUSASEN. LIBRARIAN1263riduan@iium.edu.my
RASYIDAH MOHD. DAUDSEN. LIBRARIAN1264syida@iium.edu.my
AZMAN NOKMANSEN. LIBRARY ASSISTANT1265azmanmn@iium.edu.my
ZULHIJJAR HAZLI ABDUL HALIMSEN. LIBRARY ASSISTANT1267zulhijjar@iium.edu.my
MOHD. FAIZAL ZAKARIASEN. LIBRARY ASSISTANT1267faizalz@iium.edu.my
SAMSUL ANUAR ABUSEN. LIBRARY ASSISTANT1267sanuar@iium.edu.my
MOHD. RIDZWAN SELAMATSEN. LIBRARY ASSISTANT1267mridzwan@iium.edu.my
RUSLINA SALLEHSEN. LIBRARY ASSISTANT1268ruslina@iium.edu.my
AMIR MUSTAPHASEN. LIBRARY ASSISTANT1268amirm@iium.edu.my
KAMARUL ANUAR MOHAMADSEN. LIBRARY ASSISTANT1268kamarul@iium.edu.my
MOHD. NAZRI SULAIMANSEN. LIBRARY ASSISTANT1268nazris@iium.edu.my
MOHAMAD NOR ZULHILMI MOHD. ROSLILIBRARY ASSISTANT1268hilmirosli@iium.edu.my
MUNSID OTHMANADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT1268munsid@iium.edu.my