Close

Lecturer in Islamic Studies (History, Civilisation and Shari’ah) 

Room
2.31, SOASCIS

Email
khalil.ahmad@ubd.edu.bn

Profile

Dr Khalil Ahmad is a Lecturer in Islamic Studies (History, Civilisation and Shari’ah) at Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies.

Education

  • Fazilat (Islamic and Arabic Studies) – Jamia Mazahir Uloom, India
  • BA (Bachelor of Arts) – Maulana Azad National Urdu University  
  • MA (Islamic and other Civilization) – International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilisation, International Islamic University, Malaysia
  • PhD (Usul al Din and Comparative Religion) – Kulliyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University, Malaysia

Background

Dr. Khalil Ahmad has a very diverse academic background. He holds a doctoral degree in the field of Usul al Din and comparative religion with a special focus on contemporary Islamic thought and its contribution to establish peace, especially in Muslim minority societies. His dissertation focus was on the evolution of Islamic thought in post-independent India. Previously, he completed his post-graduate studies with a master’s degree in the field of Islamic Thought and Civilization from International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC, IIUM).

Being a hafiz al Qur’an and having been trained in revealed sciences in one of the oldest Islamic institutions in India, Jamia Mazahir Uloom, he also obtained another bachelor degree in arts from Maulana Azad National Urdu University which enabled him to think from numerous perspectives and use traditional and modern approaches. He has published several articles in various international journals.

Research Area(s)

  • Issues in Muslim Minority societies
  • Revivalist Movements in Muslim world
  • Islamic thought and Islamic worldview 
  • Islam and Peace
  • Comparative Religion
  • Islamic Sciences