ORANG KAYA KAYA IMAM PADUKA TUAN DATO’ DR. AFIFI AL-AKITI
Distinguished Royal Session | ‘Humanity Converged’
10.03.2020 | Tuesday | 11:50AM
Dato’ Dr. Afifi al-Akiti is the Kuwait Fellow in Islamic Studies at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies and Lecturer in Islamic Studies at the Faculty of Theology – Oxford University’s oldest faculty. He is the first ever Malaysian to be appointed to such a position in this famous university. His areas of expertise are Islamic theology, philosophy and science. Dato’ Afifi, who comes from Malaysia, was educated originally at the feet of the ulama of the Muslim world, and in 2010 he was made a Member of the Ulama Council by His Royal Highness Sultan Nazrin Muizzuddin Shah Ibni Almarhum Sultan Azlan Muhibbuddin Shah Al-Maghfur-Lah, the Sultan of Perak, Malaysia. In 2012, he became the ‘Orang Kaya-Kaya Imam Paduka Tuan’ as an Orang Besar 8 of Perak, and elected into the Privy Council of the state, the Dewan Negara, constitutionally as a Life Peer. Since 2010, Dato’ Dr. Afifi has been listed in The Muslim 500: The World’s 500 Most Influential Muslims.