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M Kamal Hassan

Born in 1942 in Pasir Mas, Kelantan, Prof. Emeritus M. Kamal Hassan obtained his B.A. (Hons., First Class) from University of Malaya in 1966 and his M.A., M.Phil. and Ph.D from Columbia University in New York in 1970, 1973 and 1976 respectively. He was appointed in 1999 as the 3rd Rector of the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and served as first Holder of the Malaysia Chair for Islam in Southeast Asia at the Centre for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University, Washington D.C. from 1997-1999 where he taught postgraduate courses. His career as an academic and administrator in IIUM began in 1983 and officially ended in 2017. His main research interests is on the issues of Islamicisation or Tauhid-isation of Human Knowledge. He has been appointed by IIUM as an Honorary Adviser to the Centre for Islamisation (CENTRIS) in 2019 and he continues to contribute intellectually and academically towards the betterment of IIUM in fulfilling its vision and mission. His most important research and publication are represented in the 3-volumes NATURAL SCIENCE FROM THE WORLD VIEW OF THE QURAN (KL: ITBM, 2018) he produced as the Chief Editor and a writer with several Muslim scientist from 2011 until 2014. His important Work, Voice of Islamic Moderation for the Malay World was published by EMIR research in 2011. His latest book is on The Malay Concept of Sejahtera from an Islamic Perspective published by IIUM Press in 2021.