Intellectual Discourse Series no. 44
Prof. Ismail al Faruqi: The Multifaceted Scholar
Dr. Imtiyaz Yusuf is Associate Professor and the Coordinator for the Islamization of Knowledge Programme and also Islam and Buddhism Programme at the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation (ISTAC-IIUM) in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Dr. Yusuf is currently non-Resident Research Fellow at the Center for Contemporary Islamic World (CICW), Shenandoah University, Leesburg, USA and former Senior Fellow at the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, (ACMCU) Georgetown University, Washington D.C., USA. He is also the former Director of the Center for Buddhist-Muslim Understanding in the College of Religious Studies at Mahidol University in Thailand. He specializes in the study of Religion with a focus on Muslim-Buddhist relations and dialogue; Islam in Thailand and Southeast Asia.
Dr. Yusuf has contributed to the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islamic World (2009); Oxford Dictionary of Islam (2003); Encyclopedia of Qur’an (2002); and Oxford Encyclopedia of Modern Islamic World (1995). He was also the special Editor of the The Muslim World – A Special Issue on Islam and Buddhism Vol. 100, Nos 2-3 April/July 2010.
Deputy Director, IIIT ESEA