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Dr Azmi Mohamad Deputy Director, Sultan Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies and Lecturer, Sultan Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies

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Dr Azmi Mohamad

Deputy Director, Sultan Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies and Lecturer, Sultan Omar 'Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies azmi.mohamad@ubd.edu.bn


ABOUT ME

Dr. Azmi Mohamad is a lecturer at Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies (SOASCIS), Universiti Brunei Darussalam (UBD), and currently serves as the center’s Deputy Director. He graduated with a Master’s degree in Islamic Studies and a Ph.D in Theology and Religion from the University of Birmingham in 2011 and 2015 respectively. Building on his doctoral work on European Islam and reform, Dr. Azmi conducts research studies in the field of contemporary Muslim thought, with a focus on the evolving discourses that continue to generate new readings of and approaches to Islam in the modern world. His main research area lies in the complex realities of religious identity and practice, particularly of the Muslim youth who are caught between narratives they cannot relate to. More recently, Dr. Azmi has developed a strong interest in studying the integration of religious principles and values into practical areas of governance. Since joining UBD in 2015, he has co-published an article titled “Intercultural Dialogue from within Muslim Communities: A Global Overview” in the UNESCO Book, Agree to Differ.

EDUCATION

BA Qur'an and Sunnah Studies (International Islamic University Malaysia)
MA Islamic Studies (University of Birmingham)
PhD Theology and Religion (University of Birmingham)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Contemporary Islamic Thought
Islamic Governance
Islam and Society


CONSULTANCY

2016 - I gave a Motivational Talk to secondary school students at Pengiran Anak Puteri Hajah Masna Secondary School.
2016 - I gave lectures on ethics in the workplace at Brunei's Civil Service Institute.
2017 - I gave a lecture on the spirit of collaboration at Brunei Gas Carriers Sdn. Bhd.