Editorial Team




Dr. Mohd. Khafidz Soroni, is a lecturer of the al-Quran and al-Sunnah Department, Faculty of Islamic and Civilization Studies, Selangor International Islamic University College (KUIS) since 2002. He received his PhD in Islamiyyat, Faculty of Islamic and Civilization Studies, KUIS in 2019, Master’s degree in Usuluddin (al-Quran dan al-Hadith), Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya (UM) in 2008 and Bachelor in Usuluddin (al-Hadith and 'Ulum al-Hadith) from University of al-Azhar, Tanta, Egypt in 1998.  He also actively involved in research and his area of expertise include the field of hadith and ‘ulum al-hadith. He has authored numerous books and papers presented at national and international seminars. Previously, he was Director of the Hadith and Aqidah Research Institute (INHAD) from 2012-2014. Apart from being a lecturer, he was also appointed as INHAD Research Fellow until 2019. Later, he took on the responsibility as INHAD Head of Hadith Unit from 2019-2021. He can be contacted at: mohdkhafidz@kuis.edu.my.


Managing Editor



Mohd Norzi Nasir, a Lecturer of the al-Quran and al-Sunnah Department, FPPI, KUIS. He hold a Master’s degree in Islamic Studies (Hadith), Faculty of Islamic Studies, UKM and Bachelor of Islamic Studies (Hadith) from Islamic University of Madinah, Saudi Arabia. At present, he is actively completing various knowledge-based studies through national and university research grants of FRGS, Selangor SUK Grant and KUIS GPIK amounting to RM 237,615. During his service, the Hadith and Aqidah Research Institute (INHAD) had once appointed him as Deputy Director. As a researcher he involved in writing, translating and editing academic books and Journal of Hadis published by INHAD, KUIS. Later, he took on the responsibility as KUIS Head of Publishing, Innovation and Marketing from 2013-2014. Apart from being a lecturer he was also appointed as INHAD Research Fellow until 2020.

Dr. Rosni Wazir has been in KUIS since 2001 as a lecturer in the Quran and al-Sunnah Department. Graduated from the al-Quran and al-Hadith Department, Academy of Islamic Studies, University Malaya with the specialization of Hadith at Bachelors, Masters and Doctorate levels. She has also been involved with some research which focuses on the study of the hadiths in the mosque of  Selangor, the anti-hadith issues and now in the psychospiritual nabawi. She also actively writes articles in the journals and papers related to the studies of the hadith in the archipelago, the study of al-Arba'in al-Nawawiyyah , hadith and tasawuf, anti-Hadith, psychospiritual Nabawi and others. During her tenure in KUIS, she has served as Director of INHAD, Head of the Quran and Sunnah Department and is currently the Deputy Dean (Academic & Research), Fakulti Pengajian Peradaban Islam, KUIS.

Dr. Farhah Zaidar Mohamed Ramli has been awarded the Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Studies of the Quran and al-Sunnah from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia in 2014. Prior to that, she obtained her Usuluddin degree in al-Qur’an and al-Hadith from University Malaya in 2004. She has also been awarded a bachelor's degree in the same field from the same university in 1999. She has been serving as a lecturer at the Al-Quran and al-Sunnah Department, Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor (KUIS) for almost 19 years since 2000 to the present. She is an active author of national and international journal publications in Islamic studies on Quran and Hadith. She is currently serving as INHAD research fellow and is a trained researcher on issues such as the concept and requirements of talaqqi with sanad applications in local Hadith studies, the specialties of al-sard and al-hall wa al-bahth's model in the study of turath kutub al-Sittah, the relevancy of contemporary sanad awarding applications, the importance of succession of chains of narrations of the hadith books, the works of thabat and hadith musalsal, al-thabat's creation in hadith studies, reviews on the works of Malay scholars such as Sheikh Nuruddin Marbu al-Banjari and Sheikh Fahmi Zam Zam al-Banjari. She also conducted a registered research on local Islamic medical hadiths and Islamic Shariah-compliant Ruqyah indicators in the perspective of hadith sources. She is also the editor of journal and doctoral thesis in the field of Islamic studies of the Quran and al-Sunnah to date. She can be reached at farhahzaidar@kuis.edu.my.

Siti Mursyidah Mohd Zin, graduated her Master Degree from the National University Malaysia specializing in Quran and Sunnah. Mursyidah received her Bachelor Degree in Usuluddin from Mu’tah University, Jordan. Currently, Mursyidah is a lecturer and attached to the Department of Al-Quran and Sunnah at  Selangor International Islamic University College (KUIS). Mursyidah has edited the following articles and contributed to various journals in the field of Hadith and Islamic Studies. Her area of expertise include Hadith, Human Development and Islamic Studies. Further to her above mentioned achievements, Mursyidah has also been selected as a speakers and panels in motivational and academic programs, as well as educational and human development programs around Selangor, Malaysia. She can be contacted via sitimursyidah@kuis.edu.my.

Dr. Suriani Sudi completed her Ph.D in Hadith at Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor (KUIS). Master in Hadith at University of Malaya, and BA in Hadith at Al-Azhar University, Cairo. Dr Suriani published significant journal articles and authored several working papers in the field of Hadith and Islamic Studies. Her area of expertise include Hadith, Human Development and Islamic Studies. Dr. Suriani has also been selected as a writer in magazines, speakers and panels in motivational and academic programs, as well as educational and human development programs in mosques around Selangor. Dr. Suriani is currently a lecturer at the Department of Al-Quran and Sunnah, KUIS and has been serving the institution since 2007.  She can be contacted via suriani@kuis.edu.my




Prof. Dr. Rif’at Fauzi Abd al-Mutalib (Dar al-Ulum University, Egypt)



Prof. Dr. Muhammad ‘Ajaj al-Khatib (University of Dimasyq, Syria)



Prof. Dr. Syed Salman Al-Husaini Al-Nadwi [Profile]

A scholar and professor in the Islamic sciences. He is an author of numerous scholarly works in Arabic and Urdu. Prof. Syed Salman is serving as the Dean of the Faculty of Dawah at the Darul-uloom Nadwatul Ulama madrasa in Lucknow, India. He is also serving as the chairman of the Dr. Abdul Ali Unani Medical College and Hospital, Chancellor of Darul Uloom Syed Ahmad Shaheed – Katoli, President of Jamiat Shabaab ul Islam. He is also a member of the All India Muslim Personal Law Board, member of the court of Aligarh Muslim University, a member of Rabita Adab Islami Alalami, a member of Islamic Fiqh Academy (India) and a member of many other Islamic organisations. In addition, he is a founding member of numerous medical, IT and engineering colleges in India. Prof. Syed Salman is also the editor and co-editor of thirteen different periodicals in English, Urdu, Persian and Arabic languages published in India and abroad.


Dr. Nizam Muhammad Solih Ya’qubi (Islamic Economic Expert and Hadith Scholar)


Dr. Muhammad Akram Nadwi [Profile]

Dr. Mohammad Akram Nadwi, a former research fellow at Oxford University – is most reputed for his ground-breaking research on the female scholars of Islam in the field of Hadith. This research spanned a period of 15 years and resulted in the 57-volume work detailing and analysing the biographies of over 9000 female scholars from the time of Prophet Muhammad until today. This work is hailed as a unique masterpiece in the history of Islam.

Dr. Nadwi completed his BA ‘Alimiyyah Degree and MA in Hadith Studies with first class honours and top of his class. He was directly appointed to teach at the Institute by the then director, Shaykh Abul Hasan ‘Ali Nadwi. While teaching at Nadwatul ‘Ulama, Dr. Nadwi pursued further studies at Lucknow University in the field of economics (BA) and he then completed a PhD programme in Arabic Literature.

Dr. Nadwi, at the request of Shaykh Abul Hasan ‘Ali Nadwi, joined the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford, as a research fellow in 1989. In addition to numerous research papers, he has authored and translated over 30 titles on Language, Jurisprudence, Qur’an and Hadith. In 2013, he relinquished his post at University of Oxford to focus on his own writings which include a comprehensive explanation on the classical hadith masterpiece Sahih Muslim.

Dr. Nadwi’s authoring and teaching experience spans over 30 years. His introductory books on Arabic Grammar (Al-Nahw), Morphology (Al-Sarf) and Principles (Usul) of Tafsir, Hadith and Fiqh are used all over the world in madrasahs, Islamic institutes and colleges teaching ‘Alimiyyah (Islamic scholarship degree) students. He has also assisted many of the Islamic colleges with curriculum development.

Dr. Nadwi’s passion for learning and teaching made him travel around the world to visit and study under many of the renowned scholars of our time. He is widely recognised as one of Western Europe’s leading Islamic scholars and thinkers.


Prof. Dr. Mohammed Abullais Shamsuddin [Profile]

Prof. Dr. Mohammed Abullais joined IIUM in 1993 as an Assistant Professor immediately after completion of his Ph.D. He is now Professor of Hadith in the Department of Quran and Sunnah Studies. He has to his credit more than a dozen books, and quite a number of research papers published in international refereed journals, all in Arabic. He has presented a number of papers in international conferences on Hadith-related issues and delivered several keynote addresses in conferences and lectures in universities in Malaysia and outside. He has supervised a large number of Ph.D students theses from different parts of the world. He is teaching, researching, supervising, and publishing in the field of Hadith and Hadith Studies in IIUM. His expertise in Hadith is widely-recognized in and outside Malaysia. Most of his books are prescribed as textbooks in many universities in the world, besides IIUM.


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Shayuthy Abdul Manas (Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, Brunei)

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Najm Abdulrahman Khalaf [Profile]