Alhamdulillah and warmest congratulations to Assoc. Prof. Dr Wan Suhaimi Wan Abdullah, for the appointment as the new Director of Raja Zarith Sofiah Centre for Advanced Studies on Islam, Science & Civilisation (RZS-CASIS)
Associate Professor Dr. Wan Suhaimi Wan Abdullah obtained his B.A. (Hons.) in Usuluddin (Aqidah and Philosophy), from Faculty of Theology, Al-Azhar University, Cairo (1992) and proceeded to do his M.A. in Islamic Sciences (Islamic Philosophy) from Faculty of Dar al-Ulum, Cairo University, Cairo (1998). Later he joined ISTAC for his PhD in Islamic Thought with his thesis entitled “Abu al-Barakat’s Psychology: Critical Edition of the Section on Soul (al-Nafs) from al-Mu‘tabar fi al-Hikmah with Analysis and Translation of Selected Texts” (2007).
Dr Wan Suhaimi started from being a tutor in 1994 at Faculty of Usuluddin, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur (UM) and extended his service to UM to become a Lecturer at the Department of ‘Aqidah and Islamic Thought, Academy of Islamic Studies in 1998, a Senior Lecturer 2005 and an Associate Professor in 2007. Among subjects taught for under and post-graduate courses during his time in UM are Islamic Thought, Islamic Philosophy, Kalam, Sufism, Arabic and Malay Manuscript Studies. During his time in UM, he initiated the publication of Journal of Aqidah and Islamic Thought (AFKAR) and was the Founder and General Editor of Aqidah and Islamic Thought Series.
He published numerous academic articles in various local and international journals. He also published books like Adab Dan Peradaban: Karya Pengiktirafan Untuk Syed Muhammad Naquib Al-Attas (Kuala Lumpur: MPH Publishing, 2012) with Mohd Zaidi Ismail and Wan Suhaimi Wan Abdullah (Eds.), Konsep Asas Islam dan Hubungan Antara Agama (Kuala Lumpur: Department of Aqidah and Islamic Thought, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, 2007) by Wan Suhaimi Wan Abdullah and Mohd Fauzi Hamat (Eds.), Tasawwuf dan Ummah (Kuala Lumpur: Department of Aqidah and Islamic Thought, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, 2004) by Wan Suhaimi Wan Abdullah and Che Zarrina Sa’ari (Eds.)