Osman Bakar

Osman Bakar is a Distinguished Professor of Islamic Studies and Director of the Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies at the University of Brunei Darussalam. Professor Bakar is also an Emeritus Professor of the Philosophy of Science at the University of Malaya. His numerous former academic appointments include Deputy CEO of the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies and Senior Fellow at the Prince al-Waleed Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, Georgetown University. In 1992, he was a Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Harvard University. Professor Bakar earned his B.Sc. and M.Sc. in Mathematics from London University and Ph.D. in Islamic Philosophy from Temple University.

His research interests include Islamic epistemology, scientific exegesis of the Qur’an, Islamic science and technology and ethics, and Malay-Islamic cultural and civilisational identity.

Representative Publications

Bakar, Osman. “Islamic Civilisation as a Global Presence with Special Reference to Its Knowledge Culture.” Islam and Civilisational Renewal 4.4 (2013): 512-528.

Bakar, Osman. “The Quranic Identity of the Muslim Ummah: Tawhidic Epistemology as Its Foundation and Sustainer.” Islam and Civilisational Renewal (ICR) 3.3 (2012).

Bakar, Osman. “The Spiritual and Ethical Foundations of Science and Technology in Islamic Civilization.” IAIS Journal of Civilization Studies 1.1 (2008): 87-112.

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