Becoming Good Ancestors

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REA Annual Meeting 2022

5-8 July, Online

REA2022 Member, Harper Wornom Committee

There are three positions open, each is a four year term from September 1, 2022 – August 31, 2026.

Asyraf Isyraqi Bin Jamil, PhD

Dr. Asyraf Isyraqi Bin Jamil is a senior lecturer/assistant professor of Islamic religious education at the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. He graduated with dual degrees in Islamic jurisprudence studies from al-Azhar University, Egypt, and in Islamic theological studies from Islamic University in Madinah, Saudi Arabia respectively. In 2013, he received his PhD in Islamic religious studies from the University of Malaya with the dissertation entitled, “Education Administrational Thought of Nizam al-Mulk: A Study on the Administration of Madrasah Nizamiyyah.” He is proficient in the fields of history, philosophy, and administration of Islamic religious education.

Having a complete education of primary to tertiary in a single religious educational background, he confessionally realized that he needs to learn how to appreciate the diversity of people and traditions. He had the privileges to learn about other cultures during his several attachments as visiting researcher at the World Islamic Science and Education University, Jordan (2012), visiting scholar and research collaborator, both in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, USA (2012 & 2013), and Mevlana and YTB research fellows, both in the Sakarya University, Turkey (2018 & 2021-2022). In his recent article published by the British Journal of Religious Education (2022), he emphasized the importance of multi-religious education in the future of the Malaysian education system. As a resident of a multi-ethnic and multi-racial country, he aspires to foster multi-religious and multicultural understanding for better and more peaceful religious and social relations.

He has enthusiastically joined the Philosophy of Education Society of Great Britain (PESGB) as a member, and recently been accepted as an associate member of the International Seminar on Religious Education and Values (ISREV). He is passionate about designing a multi-religious curriculum for public schools. He is currently working on a research project on multi-religious education in Malaysia to study the needs and ways of implementation of multi-religious teaching and learning within the Malaysian education system. He enjoys spending time traveling and exploring historical places, as well as new places to learn about new cultures. He appreciates kind people, constructive conversations, and good humor, as well as loves to learn something new from others. Born as a Malaysian, he is absolutely a native speaker of Malay language. He also speaks Arabic and English, both as his second intermediate languages. Moreover, he has the basic knowledge pertaining to the Turkish and Persian languages.

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