Dr. Wan Azhar bin Wan Ahmad

He was the Director, Centre for the Study of Syariah, Law and Politics, Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia (IKIM) (2007-2014). He obtained his LLB degree from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) (1992). He was awarded with M.A. in 1996 and later completed his Ph.D. in 2006, both from the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC-IIUM).

His current academic and professional involvements include:

  • Deputy Chairman, Shariah Committee, Standard Chartered Saadiq Bhd (since 2012);

  • Member, Association of Syariah Advisers of Kuala Lumpur and Selangor (ASAS);

  • Panel Assessor, Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) (since 2011);

  • Managing Director, Al-Barakah Wealth Resources;

  • Chairman, Koperasi Karisma Bhd;

  • Consultant, CIMB Principal Asset Management Bhd.


  • Imam al-Haramayn al-Juwayni on the Symbiosis between Theology and Legal Theory (2017)

  • Islamic Scientific Tradition in History (2014)

  • Pluralisme Agama (2014)

  • Controversy over the Term ‘Allah’ in Malaysia (2013)

  • Pentadbiran Hal Ehwal Islam: Isu dan Cabaran (2013)

  • Public Interests (al-masalih al-mursalah) in Islamic Jurisprudence (2003)

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