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Assoc. Pro Imtiyaz Yusuf

Associate Professor


Islam and Buddhism Dialogue, Islam in Thailand and Southeast Asia, Buddhism

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), Shenandoh 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 dialogue, Islam in Thailandmore...

BA - Politics, Pune University, India. MA - Islamic Studies, Aligarh Muslim University, India MA = Religion, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.. Ph. D. - Religion, Temple University, Philadelphia, USA.

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  1. Yusuf, Imtiaz Ahmed Shaukat (2022) Muslims as Thailand’s largest religious minority. In: Routledge Handbook of Islam in Southeast Asia. Routledge, New York, NY:, pp. 234-249. ISBN 9780367225377
  2. Yusuf, Imtiyaz (2021) Building Muslim-Buddhist understanding: the parallels of Taqwa/Allah consciousness in the Qur'an and satipatthana/mindfulness in Anapanasati Sutta. In: Overcoming orientalism essays in honor of John L. Esposito. Oxford University Press, New York, pp. 173-190. ISBN 978-0-19-005415-1
  3. Yusuf, Imtiyaz (2021) Islamic theology of religious pluralism: building Islam-Buddhism understanding. In: Pluralism in Islamic contexts - ethics, politics and modern challenges. Springer, Cham, Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2021, pp. 210-219. ISBN 978-3-030-66088-8
  4. Yusuf, Imtiyaz, ed. (2021) Essential writings Ismail al Faruqi. Center for Islam in Contemporary World Shenandoah University, Kuala Lumpur. ISBN 9789670526928
  5. Yusuf, Imtiaz (2020) Shaykh Ahmadou Bamba: a peacemaker for our time. Al-Shajarah, 25 (1). pp. 210-214. ISSN 1394-6870
  6. Yusuf, Imtiyaz (2020) Globalization and Islam-Buddhist relations in Nusantara. In: Islam, Globalization and Human Sustainability, 19 November 2020, Manado, Indonesia. (Unpublished)
  7. Yusuf, Imtiyaz (2019) Strengthening Buddhist-Muslim Relations in Southeast Asia: Islam and Buddhism as unifying forces for peace and harmony in ASEAN region. In: International Buddhist Conference Indonesia: International Conference on Strengthening Buddhist-Muslim Relations in Southeast Asia, 4-7 November 2019, Batu, Indonesia. (Unpublished)
  8. Yusuf, Imtiyaz (2020) A Muslim’s Reflections on Saddharamapundariksutra—The Lotus Sutra. In: 24th Annual International Lotus Sutra “Illuminating One Another in Dialogue: Interreligious Perspectives through the Prism of the Lotus Sutra”, 12-16 June 2019, Tokyo, Japan.
  9. Yusuf, Imtiyaz (2019) Progressive Islam in the Asian context: need for building Islam and Buddhism relations. In: International Conference on Islamic Studies (ICIS), 23 April 2019, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. (Unpublished)
  10. Yusuf, Imtiyaz (2020) A Muslim’s reflections on Saddharamapundariksutra: the Lotus Sutra. Buddhist-Christian Studies, 40 (Annual (2020)). pp. 79-104. ISSN 0882-0945 E-ISSN 1527-9472
  11. Yusuf, Imtiyaz (2019) Perjumpaan Islam & Buddhisme. Kertarajasa Buddhist College, Batu Malang, Indonesia. (2020), Batu Malang. ISBN 9786239200008
  12. Yusuf, Imtiyaz (2019) Book Review - Charles Fletcher. Muslim-Christian engagement in the twentieth century: the principles of Inter-faith dialogue and the work of Ismail al-Faruqi.(London: I. B. Tauris, 2015.). Islamic Studies, 58 (1). pp. 155-158. ISSN 0578-8072
  13. Yusuf, Imtiyaz (2019) The nabi-rasul in Arabian/semitic religious tradition: Qur’anic monotheism, Prophet Muhammad and the shaping of Muslim world view. Islamic Studies, 58 (4). pp. 519-533. ISSN 0578-8072