DR. AIZAN BINTI ALI @ MAT ZIN
|Department of Islamic History and Civilization|
|Academy of Islamic Studies|
|Department of Islamic History and Civilization, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, W.Persekutuan Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia|
Dr Aizan binti Ali@ Mat Zin is a Senior Lecturer at the Department of Islamic History and Civilization, Academy of Islamic Studies, Universiti Malaya. Currently, she has been appointed as the Deputy Director at the Centre for Civilizational Dialogue, University of Malaya. She is graduant of B.Hons Usuluddin and sponsored by Universiti Malaya for her Master of Arts in Islamic Studies from SOAS, University of London, UK in 1998. She served at the department for 6 years then the universiti granted her for a study leave and earned her Phd from University of Wales, UK in 2010. She has traveled to various countries for a conference and research such as Thailand, Indonesia, Singapore, Brunei, Japan, Korea, China, Australia, India, Sri Lanka, Uzbekistan, United Kingdom, Malta, Italy, Switzerland, Sweden, Austria, German, Netherland, France, Spain, Morocco, Saudi Arabia and Egypt. Her teaching, research and publications cover History of Islamic Institution, History of Islamic Education, History of Islamic Architecture in Malaysia, Muslims scholarship and biographical studies. Dr Aizan‘s research interests extends over Manuscriptology (her research area for approved sabbatical leave), Civilizational dialogue, and issues on Islamic History and Civilization. She has published some number of articles, proceedings, chapters in book and books related to her expertise i.e Islamic History and Civilization. To mention several of them i.e Islamic Institutions of Education in British India: A Study on Deoband Madrasah, Jurnal Usuluddin APIUM 9:113-132, Al-Attas’s Works and Contribution to the Islamic Architecture in Malaysia, Middle-East journal of Scientific Research 14 (12):1685-1690, 2013 (ISSN 1990-9233), and Islamic Institutions of Higher Education in Malaysia: Issues and Challenges in Developing Muslim Intellectuals, KUPUSB, 2012 (ISBN 99917-44-99-1). In addition, Universiti Malaya Press has published her edited book entitled Sejarah Astronomi Islam di Malaysia in 2017. She actively engage in national and international seminar and conferences such as BRISMES di University of Edinburgh, United Kingdom, 2006; WOCMES at De Autonoma Universitat, Barcelona, Spain,2010; Universiti Muhammadiyah, Jakarta, Indonesia, pada 2011 dan KUPUSB, Brunei,2012. Recently she was invited as a keynote speaker at 6Th Eurasian Conference on Language and Social Sciences, Samarkand, Uzbekistan. She spoke on “Sources in Writing History of Mosques in Malaysia (1975-2015)”. In 2013 Malaysian Qualifications Agency (MQA) has appointed Dr Aizan as an auditor and renew it every 3 years to date. In addition, she is a member of Board of Advisors for Assofa Islamic College. Apart from academic world, she also appeared on international and local television broadcast such as TV3 (Jejak Srikandi: talking about women around the Prophet Muhammad which was aired several times), Astro Oasis (talking about women in Islam) and Spain Tv (talking about women and veil).