Dr khadher ahmad 1

Welcoming Message

First and foremost all praises be to Allah s.w.t., Creator of this universe. Peace and blessings be upon our beloved Prophet Muhammad s.a.w, his companions and family as well as those who follow the right path.

It is a great privilege and pleasure for me to give a welcoming note in the website of the Department of Al-Quran and Al-Hadith, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya. This department is steered by experienced academic staff and helpful administrative staff who promote a gracious and warm environment. Our students, both local and international, come from various places and different cultures. This diversity creates more advantages for the department to serve the students better.

It is our commitment to ensure that students get the best support, assistance, and guidance in their endeavour to achieve academic excellence as well as be involved in other valuable University activities. It is our highest intention to provide an encouraging environment in learning and research activities that will give unique experience and priceless opportunity in knowledge development.

Since the time of the first Quranic revelation by Allah S.W.T and the commencement of the Hadith by the Prophet s.a.w the culture of memorization, narration, learning, compiling, writing literature and research in this revealed knowledge has never dried out or declined. The message is very clear, it brings a universal call for all humanity, both Muslim and non-Muslim. As one of the essential disciplines in Academy of Islamic Studies, the role of this department is also clear, i.e., to shoulder the trust (amanah) of disseminating the universal truth of the Quran and Hadith to all knowledge quests.

Welcome to our department. Have a pleasant discovery here!

Head Department of Al-Quran and Al-Hadith



The Department of Al-Quran and Al-Hadith offers a number of specialized courses in both Quranic and Hadith studies for first degree students and master’s programme. For the doctoral candidates, a PhD programme is conducted by research. This department was established to serve the purpose of introducing students to Quran and Hadith sciences. Courses offered by the department encompasses both classical and contemporary knowledge in order to prepare students to face current challenges. At present, this department has nine academic staff, five lecturers who are expert in the Quranic sciences and another four whoare proficient in Hadith studies.


  1. To produce scholars in Quran and Hadith who have outstanding credibility and expertise in these disciplines

  2. To raise intellectuals who hold fast to the Quranic teachings and Prophetic traditions and set free from blind imitation of dogmatic practices that have invalid evidence.

  3. To contribute quality publications and research works that can give benefits to the Muslim ummah and nation at large.
Last Update: April 20, 2018