The objectives of the Research Centre are as follows:

  i.            To promote and coordinate research activities of the University and also to conduct basic research for the development and Islamization of knowledge.

  ii.            To organize and conduct applied and policy research for the benefit of this country as well as other countries of the Muslim Ummah and, in particular, for helping the Muslim countries to incorporate Islamic values I different aspects of their activities including economic, financial, social, political and other aspects.

  iii.            To assist in the development and production of teaching materials for the University and elsewhere for the promotion of Islamization.

  iv.            To cooperate with other institutions of similar objectives.



In order to achieve the above-mentioned objectives, the Research Centre has the following functions:

  i.            Promote and organize research efforts of the University in a planned, coordinated and organized way.

 ii.            Co-ordinate Kulliyyah research activities of the University, and conduct in-house research by the research personnel of the Centre whenever desirable.

 iii.            Organize external research to be conducted by researchers outside the University.

 iv.            Provide consultancy services to both private and public sectors.

  v.            Collect information on fields related to its activities and systematize and disseminate it for the benefit of research activities and public policy of the countries concerned.

vi.            Provide occasional short courses/training/workshop on research methodology for academic staff of the University.

vii.            Undertake any other activity which may help achieve the objectives of the Centre.

In order to conduct and co-ordinate research activities of the University, the Centre does the following.

   i.            Prepare the policies, rules, regulations and procedure concerning the conduct of research and distribution of research grants.

   ii.            Invite, accept and evaluate research projects for their support by the University.

  iii.            Provide logistics support including secretarial services, research assistance, etc.

 iv.            Monitor the progress of research projects and help overcome any problem facing the implementation of projects.

v.            Evaluate the research reports/outputs and make suggestions for improvements, if necessary, and decide as to the acceptance of the research output. 


1991 - 1995 Prof. Dr. Abul Hassan M. Sadeq
1995 - 1997 Prof. Dr. Mustafa Achoui
1997 - 1998 Prof. Dr. Louay M.Sar
1999 - 2000 Emeritus Prof. Dr. Abdullah Hassan
2001 - 2006 Prof. Dato' Sri. Dr. Syed Arain Idid
2006 - 2010 Prof. Dr. Mohamad Sahari Nordin
2011 - 2012 Prof. Dr. Mohamed Ridza Wahiddin
2012 - 2014 Prof. Dato' Dr. Alias Abdullah
2015 - Present Prof. Ratnawati Mohd Asraf