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Fatmir Shehu
Assistant Professor

  • KULLIYYAH OF ISLAMIC REVEALED KNOWLEDGE AND HUMAN SCIENCES
  • IIUM Gombak Campus
  • fatmir@iium.edu.my
  • 5587

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Asst. Prof. Dr. Fatmir Shehu Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human SciencesINTERNATIONAL ISLAMIC UNIVERSITY MALAYSIA Academic/Professional Qualifications Ph.D. in Usuluddin and Comparative Religion, IIUM, 2007 M.A. in Arabic Linguistics, IIUM, 2001 B.A. in Arabic Language & Literature, IIUM, 1998 Expertise Inter-religious/Inter-Faith Dialogue, Comparative Religion, Studies in Other Religious Traditions, Religion and Modernization, Moral - Ethical Studies, Religio ... show more

  • Ph.D in Usul Al-Din & Comparative Religion - Doctor of Philosophy, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Master in Arabic Language & Literature - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Bachelor in Arabic Language & Linguistic - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Religious Studies ~ Christian Theology (Including Biblical Studies and Church History) - This are of expertise deals with the study of Christian major teachings and especially Christian theology. It covers the historical development of Christian Theology and the contribution of Paul towards the main Theological Concept of Christianity, like the Creeds, the Concept of Trinity, God - the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, Original Sin, Redemption, Salvation, Eschatology, and the Sacraments. All these are considered as the fundamental teachings of Christianity.
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Religious Studies ~ Mysticism - This area of expertise deals with issues related with Mysticism as practiced by religious communities in general and the Muslim community in particular. A clear distinction is done between the approved and disapproved mysticism. What kind of mysticism is allowed to be followed and practiced as well as which type of mysticism is nullified.
  • Humanities ~ Humanities ~ Religious Studies ~ Religion and Modernisation - This Area of expertise deals with the Western Methodologies of Comparative Religion employed by the Western Scholars through their Historical, Philosophical, Anthropological, Sociological, Psychological, Phenomenological, Religious and Epistemological study of religion. These methodologies were developed starting with the Renaissance, Reformation, Enlightenment, and Modernism. Most of the scholars who used these methodologies in the study of religion made use of Darwin's theory of Evolution. Thus, religion is considered as a human product that evolved from the lowest stage to the highest one.
  • 2020 - 2022 ,
  • 2019 - 2019 ,
  • 2017 - 2017 , International Islamic University Malaysia
  • 2017 - 2017 , International Islamic University Malaysia
  • 2011 - 2015 ACADEMIC ADVISOR, MALAYSIAN TURKISH DIALOGUE SOCIETY, 66A, Jalan Kuantan, 53200, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Tel: 03 4021 7945
COMPARATIVE ETHICS 2018/2019 2019/2020
COMPARATIVE RELIGION 2016/2017
ETHICS & FIQH FOR EVERYDAY LIFE 020901 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013
ETHICS AND FIQH IN EVERYDAY LIFE 2011/2012 2012/2013 2014/2015
FAMILY MANAGEMENT & PARENTING 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
FINAL YEAR PROJECT I 2019/2020
INDUSTRIAL TRAINING 2019/2020
INTER-RELIGIOUS DIALOGUE 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
INTRO. TO RESEARCH METHODOLOGY(ARABIC) 2008/2009
ISLAM AND RELIGIOUS PLURALISM 2017/2018
ISLAM, KNOWLEDGE & CIVILIZATION 2008/2009 2013/2014
ISLAMIC DA'WAH 2017/2018 2018/2019
ISLAMIC ETHICS 2012/2013
ISLAMIZATION OF KNOWLEDGE 2019/2020
ISSUES IN ISLAMISATION OF KNOWLEDGE 2019/2020
MAJOR THEMES IN REVEALED RELIGIONS: JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM 2017/2018 2018/2019
MAJOR THEMES IN REVEALED RELIGIOUS: JUDAISM, CHRISTIANITY AND ISLAM 2016/2017
METHODS OF DA'WAH 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018
MUSLIM SCHOLARSHIP IN COMPARATIVE RELIGION 2015/2016 2016/2017
PRACTICUM 2018/2019
QUR'ANIC PERSPECTIVE OF OTHER RELIGIONS 2011/2012
QUR'ANIC VIEW OF OTHER RELIGION 2015/2016
READINGS IN COMPARATIVE RELIGION 2018/2019
RESEARCH PAPER I 2018/2019 2019/2020
RESEARCH PAPER II 2018/2019 2019/2020
STUDIES OF RELIGION 2011/2012 2017/2018
STUDY OF RELIGIONS 2017/2018
STUDY OF RELIGIONS I 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016
STUDY OF RELIGIONS II 2013/2014
TEXTUAL READING IN COMPARATIVE RELIGION I (CLASSICAL) 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018
TEXTUAL READING IN COMPARATIVE RELIGION II (CONTEMPORARY) 2014/2015
THE ISLAMIC WORLDVIEW 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012
WESTERN METHODOLOGIES OF COMPARATIVE RELIGION 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
WESTERN SCHOLARSHIP IN COMPARATIVE RELIGION 2014/2015 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
WORLD RELIGIONS I 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
Completed
2019 - 2019 Revival of Islam through Tajdid (Renewal) and Islah (Reform) Tendencies in the Post-Communist Albania
2016 - 2018 A Survey on Islam and Liberalism
2016 - 2018 The Concept of Europe as a Cultural and Religious Identity
2016 - 2018 Muslim Extremism with a Focus on the Concept of Takfir and from Western Perspective
2016 - 2020 A Study on Malaysia's Public Policies in Fostering Inclusive Development
2013 - 2014 The Study of Zoroastrianism as a Religion
2011 - 2011 The Methodology Of Ibn Hazim In Comparative Religion With Special Reference To His Master Piece Al-Fasl Fi Al-Milal Wa Al-Ahwa' Wa Al-Nihal
2011 - 2012 The Influence of Islam on Albanian Culture
2010 - 2011 Saint Paul: The Tranasition of Nazarenism to Christianity
2009 - 2010 The scholarship of inter-faith Engagement with others in the writing of selected Comtemporary muslim scholars
2009 - 2009 The Role of Religion in Shaping Contemporary Man's Everyday Moral Aspect of Character: An Islamic-Catholic Perspective
In Progress
2019 - Present Revival of Islam through Tajdid (Renewal) and Islah (Reform) Tendencies in the Post-Communist Albania
2017 - Present Religious Communities and Belief Systems of the Pre-Islamic Arabian Society
2017 - Present The Contribution of Muslim Scholars in Comparative Religion: Selected Writings
26 January 2010 Winer of Bronze Medal for Research/Invention: The Role of Religion in Shaping Contemporary Man's Everyday Moral Character: An Islamic-Catholic Perspective. IRIIE 2010, IIUM - University level.
25 August 2007 The Best Student (Academic) Award For Doctor of Philosophy of IRKHS. IIUM - University level.
Article
2018 "موقف الشيخ بكر بن عبد الله أبو زيد من فكرة "وحدة الأديان = The position of Shaikh Bakr Abu Zayd from the concept of “Unity of religions”. Journal of Islam in Asia , 15 (3) pp.130-154
2018 Paul: the transition from Nazarenism to christianity. Scholars Journal of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences , 6 (2) pp.463-480
2018 The role of inter-religious dialogue in promoting Islamic education to the Europeans. Journal of Education and Social Sciences , 9 (3) pp.32-39
2018 "دراسة تحليلية نقدية لكتاب عرفان عبد الحميد فتاح "اليهودية عرض تاريخي والحركات الحديثة في اليهودية = A critical and analytical study of Irfan Abdul Hamid Fattah’s book "Judaism: a historical overview and modern movements in Judaism" = Kajian analitikal-kritikal tentang buku Irfan Abdul Hameed Fattah: “Judaisme: sudut sejarah, gerakan kontemporari dalam Judaisme”. Journal of Islam in Asia , 15 (2) pp.263-284
2018 Deen al-Fitrah (Primordial religion): nurturing inter-religious dialogue and beyond in al-Faruqi’s thoughts. Studies in Interreligious Dialogue , 2 (28) pp.69-88
2017 Methodology of prophetic da‘wah and its relevance to contemporary global society. Journal of Education and Social Sciences , 6 (1) pp.9-17
2017 The concept of Europe as a cultural identity. Al-Shajarah , 22 (1) pp.85-111
2017 The scholarship of inter-faith engagement in the writings of selected contemporary Muslim scholars. Al-Qanatir: International Journal of Islamic Studies. , 6 (2) pp.40-48
2016 التسامح الديني في الإسلام: آلية لصناعة مجتمع التماسك والاحترام والسلم. Journal of Education and Social Sciences (JESOC) , 5 pp.39-58
2016 Islam - The future civilization of mankind: Challenges and responses. Journal of Education and Social Science , 5 (1) pp.14-26
2016 المهدي المنتظر وواقع الأمة: دراسة تحليلية. International Journal of Business, Economics and Law , 9 (5) pp.198-216
2016 التسامح الديي في الإسلام: آلية لصناعة مجتمع التماسك والإحترام والسلم. Journal of Education and Social Sciences , 5 (1) pp.39-58
2015 Gender Equality and the Participation of Muslim Women in Education and Work: A Critical Analysis. IIUM Journal of Educational Studies , 3 (2) pp.19-39
2014 Inter-religious dialogue and contemporary peace- building: from hostility to mutual respect and better understanding. Beder Journal of Humanities (BJH) , 1 (3) pp.59-76
2013 The methodology of Ibn Hazm in comparative religion with special reference to his master piece Al-Fasl Fi Al-Milal Wa Al-Ahwa’ Wa Al-Nihal. Ulum Islamiyyah - The Malaysian Journal of Islamic Sciences , 11 pp.1-20
2011 The influence of Islam on Albanian culture. Journal of Islam in Asia , Spcl (1) pp.389-407
2009 The concept of religious experience: A Qur'anic perspective. Ma'alim al-Qur'an Wa al-Sunnah , 4 (5) pp.249-272
2008 حوار الأديان بين القرآن والتطبيقات المعاصرة = Inter-religious dialogue between the Qur'an and contemporary practices. Journal of Islam in Asia , 5 (1) pp.55-90

Conference or Workshop Item

2019 The methodology of Abu 'Isaa Al-Warraq in the study of christianity with special reference to his kitab al-Radd ‘ala al-Thalath Firaq min al-Nasara. In: 3rd INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON CONTEMPORARY SCHOLARSHIP AND ISLAM (ICONSCIS3)
2019 The methodology of ibn al-Nadim in the study of Hinduism with special reference to his kitab al-Fihrist. In: International Conference On Religion, Governance And Sustainable Development (ICRGD2019)
2019 IIIT workshop on Islamization of Knowledge - July 9-11, 2019 - Knowledge and Civilization in Islam (Text Book). In: International Workshop on "Islamisation of knowledge for courses to be taught at Islamic Universities”.
2019 Da‘wah approaches in contemporary society. In: INHART IBADAH CAMP 2019 – ‘Da‘wah: A Fundamental Islamic Obligation’
2018 The role of inter-religious dialogue in promoting Islamic education to the Europeans. In: 6th Kuala Lumpur International Islamic Studies and Civilisations Conference (KLiISC 6) 2018
2018 "موقف الشيخ بكر بن عبد ا أبو زيد من فكرة "وحدة الدين = Shaikh Bakr Abu Zayd’s approach in dealing with the concept of “Unity of religions”. In: 6th Kuala Lumpur International Islamic Studies and Civilisations Conference (KLiISC 6) 2018
2018 Benefits of the fasting of Ramadan. In: Tazkirah Ramadan Programme IIUM Academy 2018
2018 The relevance of Kalaam to comparative religion. In: Tajdid Kalam and Analysis of Current Issues
2018 Tajdid (renewal) and Islah (reform) tendencies of Islam in the post-communist Albania. In: II International Bolghar Readings “Renewal tendencies in the Islamic world: theological heritage and modernity”
2017 Methodology of Prophetic da‘wah and its relevance to contemporary global society. In: The 3rd Kuala Lumpur International Islamic Studies & Civilizations Conference
2017 Exploring said nursi’s methodology in the study of Christianity. In: The International Conference on Bediuzzaman Said Nursi’s Thought on Wasatiyyah and An Exemplary Society,
2017 The contribution of Muslim scholars in comparative religion: Selected writings. In: KIRKHS-IIIT Islamisation Conference in Conjunction with IIUM World Prosumer Convention 2017
2016 المهدي المنتظر وواقع الأمة: دراسة تحليلية The Awaited Mahdi and the Condition of Muslim Ummah: Analytical Study. In: Kuala Lumpur International Islamic Studies and Civilisations (KLiISC) 2016
2016 حوار الأديان واجب ديني ومشروع إنساني حضاري. In: The 1st International Conference on Islam & Contemporary Issues in the Islamic World (ICIC 2016)
2016 التسامح الديني في الإسلام: آلية لصناعة مجتمع التماسك والاحترام والسلم. In: 2nd Kuala Lumpur International Islamic Studies and Civilisations (KLiiSC2 2016)
2016 التسامح الديني في الإسلام: آلية لصناعة مجتمع التماسك والاحترام والسلم. In: 2nd Kuala Lumpur International Islamic Studies and Civilisations (KLiiSC2 2016)
2016 Islam: the future civilization of mankind: challenges and responses. In: 2nd Kuala Lumpur International Islamic Studies and Civilisations (KLiiSC2 2016)
2015 The methodology of Irfan 'Abdul Hamid Fattah in the study of religion with special reference to his book on al-Yahudiyyah: An analytical study. In: Conference on Integration of Knowledge in the Field of Usuluddin and Comparative Religion: The Contributions of the Late Prof. Dr. Irfan Abdul Hameed Fattah
2015 The concept of Europe as a cultural identity. In: 4th International Conference on Humanities "Identity, Culture and Communication"
2015 The perspective of Qur’an on other world religions. In: 4th International Seminar Wahyu Asas Tamadun (SWAT 2015)
2015 The harmonization of ethnic traditions and cultures: an Islamic perspective . In: EBI Expo Buku Islam 13 Putrajaya
2014 Inter-religious dialogue and contemporary peace- building: from hostility to mutual respect and better understanding. In: 3rd International Conference on Humanities
2014 Gülen's master piece “pearls of wisdom”: an inspiring source for inner peace and physical strength . In: Gülen's master piece “pearls of wisdom”: an inspiring source for inner peace and physical strength
2013 Din al-Fitrah (Primordial Religion): Nurturing inter-religious dialogue and beyond in al-Faruqi’s thought. In: 2nd International Conference on Contemporary Scholarship on Islam: The Legacy of Ismail Raji al-Faruqi
2012 The methodology of Irfan Abdul Hameed Fattah in the study of religion. In: World Conference on Islamic Thought 2012 (WCIT 2012)
2011 Achieving excellence through creativity: Gülen’s vision of character education. In: 2011 International Conference on Creativity and Innovation for Sustainable Development
2011 The influence of Islam on Albanian culture. In: The World Congress for Islamic History and Civilization (WCIHAC) 2011
2011 Gulen's thoughts on promoting mutual respect and better understanding among multi-religious communities through inter-religious dialogue. In: International Conference on Establishing a Culture of Coexistence and Mutual Understanding : Exploring Fethullah Gulen's thought and action
2011 The methodology of Ibn Hazm in comparative religion with special reference to his master piece al Fadl fi Al-Milal Wa Al-Ahwi Wa Al-Nihal. In: International Conference on Humanities (INCOH2011 )
2011 The mystical Bektashi Order: The founder, growth and the core of its teachings. In: International Symposium on Religious and Philoshopical Texts : Rereading, Understanding and Comprehending Them in the 21st Century
2011 The Methodoloy of Ibn Hazm in comparative religion with special reference to his master piece Al-fadl fi Al-Milal Wa Al-Ahw’ Ws Al-Nihal. In: International Conference on Humanities 2011
2010 The role of religion in shaping contemporary man’s everyday moral character: an Islamic-Catholic perspective. In: IIUM Research, Innovation & Invention Exhibition (IRIIE 2010)
2009 The role of religion in shaping contemporary man’s everyday moral character: an Islamic-Catholic perspective. In: 1st Global Conference on Ethics in Everyday Life
2009 The scholarship of inter-faith engagement with others in the writings of contemporary muslim scholars. In: Seminar Antarabangsa Ketamadunan Islam (ISCIS II)

Book

2017 وجهات الحدث الفعلي. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia . ISBN 978-967-418-797-2
2017 منهج الشيخ بكر أبو زيد. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia . ISBN 978-967-418-800-9
2010 Ethics and fiqh for everyday life: an Islamic perspective. IIUM Press . ISBN 9789675272523

Book Section

2019 Revival of Islam through Tajdid (Renewal) and Islah (Reform) tendencies in the post-communist Albania. In: II Bolgar readings "Renewal tendencies in the Islamic world: theological heritage and modernity" Bolgar Islamic Academy . ISBN 978-5-6043590-1-3 , pp.43-58
2017 Islam – the future civilisation of mankind: challenges and responses. In: Knowledge and civilisation in Islam International Institute of Islamic Thought East and South East Asia & International Islamic University Malaysia . ISBN 978-967-15622-6-0 , pp.277-310
2016 Plagiarism in academic writing among students of higher learning institutions in Malaysia.. In: Instructional technology issues and challenges Institut Terjemahan dan Buku Malaysia . ISBN 978-967-460-204-8 , pp.121-138
2012 The mystical Bektashi Order: The founder, growth and core of its teachings. In: Dini ve Felsefi Metinler = Religious and Philosophical Texs Sultanbeyli Belediyesi And Istanbul University, . ISBN 978-605-89744-4-9 , pp.431-453
2012 The mystical Bektashi Order: The founder, growth and core of its teachings. In: Dini ve Felsefi Metinler = Religious and Philosophical Texs Sultanbeyli Belediyesi And Istanbul University, . ISBN 978-605-89744-4-9 , pp.431-453
2011 The role of religion in shaping moral character: Islamic and Catholic perspective. In: The Islamic worldview,ethics and civilization IIUM Press . ISBN 9789670225630 , pp.99-121
2010 The impact of Istanbul on the construction of Albania’s religious and cultural coexistence. In: Coexistence of Religious and Cultural Diversities: The Experience of Istanbul Instanbul University . ISBN 978-975-404-880-3 , pp.517-529
2010 The impact of Istanbul on the construction of Albania’s religious and cultural coexistence. In: Coexistence of Religious and Cultural Diversities: The Experience of Istanbul Instanbul University . ISBN 978-975-404-880-3 , pp.517-529