• Dr Hashi, Abdurezak Abdulahi (PhD) is an associate professor and currently works at the Faculty of Science, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). He completed his Bachelor Degree in 2001, majoring in Theology and Comparative Religion, Masters Degree in 2003 and PhD in 2008, on the same field of study, at the faculty of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). His area of specialization is theology and comparative religion.
  • He has a teaching experience over 16 years in various faculties and centers of IIUM, an experience that started early 2002. In subsequent years Dr Hashi, has taught subjects related to studies of religious traditions, the scholarship of comparative religion, worldviews and belief systems as well as professional ethics, philosophy of sciences and bioethics. Since 2008, he has been with the Faculty of Science, IIUM Kuantan Campus, Pahang. In 2014, He was awarded the Best Lecturer Award 2014, by the Faculty of Science, IIUM.
  • He has keen interest in the issues related to the scholarship of comparative religion, interfaith Dialogue, professional ethics, philosophy and bioethics. He has conducted numerous researches and produced a number of publications; books and articles, with international standard, some of which are used as university readings and references in the fields of the study of religious traditions, comparative religion and bioethics. He writes in English and in Arabic languages, and more than 73 academic researches, articles, conference papers and books of Dr Hashi are published in peer reviewed international conferences, academic refereed journals and reputable publishers in Australia, Canada, India, Singapore, Japan, Jordan, Malaysia, Lebanon, and the United States of America.
  • Besides his researches in the scholarship of comparative religion, he conducted various researches on the fields of bioethics; the findings of some of these researches are published by the university as readings/reference books for the university students. These topics include, among others, “the scholarship of comparative religion: its concept and methods”, “bioethics: an Islamic perspective” and “the principle of harm reduction and its healthcare applications”. In 2016, he was awarded by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education, a research grant titled “A Study on Ethical and Legal Issues in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine: A Step towards Developing Comprehensive Ethico-Legal Framework”, which is part of multidisciplinary research on the field of healthcare sciences and its social implications.
  • Apart from his teaching-load and researches, he is currently the Deputy Director of Centris, IIUM Kuantan Campus. He is also coordinator of Multi-Disciplinary Academic Postgraduate Program, which is set to offer Masters and PhD programmes in Bioethics, IIUM Kuantan Campus. He is one of the founding members and the editor of the Faculty of Science’s academic journal of Revelation and Science. He has supervised and examined various Masters and PhD thesis dissertations; some of which are completed, while others are ongoing.
  • Likewise, apart from being chairperson and co-chairperson for a number of international academic conferences workshops and seminars, Dr Hashi has been invited as a speaker and presenter in various international conferences in Turkey, Japan, Malaysia, Canada, Australia and the United States of America. He is currently a chairman of IIUM workshop on integration of knowledge (i-win), which offers a series of seminars (4 sessions per year) on infusing moral values and ideals into natural sciences based academic subjects, particularly in medical and healthcare sciences. He is also the chairman of Islamic clinical pathological conference (i-cpc), which offers monthly seminars that addresses ethical and social issues of given clinical cases.

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