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Dr. Nur Suriya Mohd Nor


Dr. Nur Suriya Mohd Nor is an Assistant Professor and the former Head of Department of Usul al-Din and Comparative Religion, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences (KIRKHS), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). Dr Nur. Suriya obtained her Master’s Degree and Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Usul Al-Din and Comparative Religion) from IIUM. Her specializations incorporate Islamic Da’wah and the study of religions focussing on Buddhism. 

Dr. Nur Suriya has contributed greatly in the field with numerous publications on diverse areas, including Islam and other religions, Mahayana Buddhism, Muslim scholars of Nusantara, Islamic Da’wah, and Bediuzzaman Said Nursi.

She is currently the Deputy Dean of Academic Affairs and Student Management at IIUM Academy of Graduate and Professional Studies (IIUM Academy). She is also has been appointed as Academic Quality Assurance Liaison (AQAL) for IIUM Academy.


  • PhD in Usul al-Din & Comparative Religion, IIUM
  • MIRKH in Usul al-Din & Comparative Religion, IIUM
  • BIRKH (Usul al-Din & Comparative Religion), IIUM


  • 2022: New Atheism and the ethics of new millennium. Al-Itqān Journal of Islamic Sciences and Comparative Studies, 6 (1) pp. 111-129
  • 2021: Islamic and Western Higher Education Systems: A Comparative Analysis. Al-Itqan: Journal of Islamic Sciences and Comparative Studies, 5 (2) pp. 71-97
  • 2021: Meat-Eating vs. Vegetarianism: the Practice of Karuna in Theravada Buddhism and Chinese Mahayana Buddhism. AL-ITQĀN: JOURNAL OF ISLAMIC SCIENCES AND COMPARATIVE STUDIES, Vol. No. 5 (Issue No. 1) pp. 51-63