Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Mohammad Hashim Kamali

Mohammad Hashim Kamali, was formerly Founding CEO  and  currently an Adjunct Fellow  of IAIS Malaysia. He holds a 1st Class Honours degree in Law and Political Science from Kabul University, Afghanistan, an LLM and Ph.D in Islamic and Middle Eastern Law from the University of London.

 He served as Professor of Islamic Law and Jurisprudence at the International Islamic University Malaysia (1985-2004), then Dean of the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) from 2004-2006. He was Asst. Professor at McGill University’s Institute of Islamic Studies; Visiting Professor at Capital University, Ohio; and then also  the the Institute of Advanced Study Berlin (Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin). He was a member and sometimes Chairman of the Constitution Review Commission of Afghanistan (2003), and a UN shariah expert on the constitutions of Iraq, the Maldives and Somalia (2004-2005).

Professor Kamali was member of the Shariah Advisory Council of  Securities Commission Malaysia, member and chairman of the CIMB Shariah Committee, Sunlife Takaful Malaysia, and Stanlib Corporation of South Africa.  

He has published 260 academic articles and 46 books. His works have been translated in several languages. He received the Isma’il al-Faruqi Award for Academic Excellence twice, in 1995 and 1997.  He features in The 500 Most Influential Muslims in the World (2009, 2010, 2016, 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022). He received  the King Abdullah II International Award 2010 for  his intellectual contributions to serving Islam and Muslims.

He was conferred the Darjah Dato’ Paduka Mahkota Perak (DPMP)  Award  that carries the Title “Dato” by HRH Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah in 2020.