Former Senior Fellow
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 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 Religion with a focus on Islam in Thailand and Southeast Asia and also Muslim-Buddhist dialogue. Dr. Yusuf‘s most recent publications are: “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 edited by Tamara Sonn (New York: Oxford University Press, 2021) pp. 173-190; “Islamic Theology of Religious Pluralism: Building Islam-Buddhism Understanding” in Pluralism in Islamic Contexts - Ethics, Politics and Modern Challenges edited by Mohammed Hashas, (Springer Nature Switzerland AG, 2021) pp. 201-219; Essential Writings Ismail Al Faruqi (Kuala Lumpur: Center for Islam in the Contemporary World at Shenandoah University, USA and Islamic Book Trust, Malaysia, 2021); A Muslim’s Reflections on Saddharamapundariksutra—The Lotus Sutra in Buddhist-Christian Studies 40 (2020) pp. 79 –104 (Web of Science (WOS) and Scopus Indexed