Dr Uthman El Muhammady, 69 tahun tokoh agama yang dilahirkan di Kota Bharu, Kelantan menekankan penyatuan sesama Islam adalah penting dan memperjelaskan Malaysia bukannya negara Sekular.
Latar belakang Dr Uthman El Muhammady :
Educated in Malay Stream and then English, and obtained Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree in Islamic Studies in the University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur.
Lectured in the Department of Islamic Studies in the same University until 1973.
Returned to Kelantan in 1973 to commit full-time as writer and da’i .
In 1995 was conferred honorary degree Doctor of Letters (D.Litt) by USM in recognition of his literary contributions in Islamic Thought and dakwah activities.
In 1995, he was appointed as Distinguished Fellow of the Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia.
His interests are in Islamic Thought and Sciences and their guidance in contemporary life and culture. He has written and presented many papers in Malay and English for national and international conferences.
Apart from the above: he is a member of the Committee of Trusteeship for Yayasan Karyawan of Malaysia which is publishing Classic Works in Malay; member of the Editorial Board of “Pengasuh”, published by the Islamic Religious Council of Kelantan; part-time lecturer in Akademi Islam Universiti Malaya, in Islamic spirituality and ethics. Teaches Islamic classical texts in Arabic and Malay in various mosques in Kelantan.
Some of his published works are:
“Al-Qur’anul-Karim:Terjemahan dan Huraian Maksud”, being Malay translation of The Commentary of Abdullah Yusuf Ali, with additional comments, published by DBP, Kuala Lumpur, in 5 volumes
“Fathul-Mu’in: Terjemahan dan Huraian Maksud”, translation of the Arabic text of fiqh, with explanatory notes, published by the Islamic Religious Council
“Peradaban Dalam Islam” , Pustaka Aman Press, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, 1976;
“Memahami Islam”, Kota Bharu, Kelantan, 1977
Edited “The Glorious Koran” translated by Syed Viqar Ahamed, 1999, published by TR Group of Companies, 1999
Currently editing and monitoring the English Translation of “Tafsir Pimpinan al-Rahman”, under the auspices of the National Foundation for Translation, Kuala Lumpur.
Published a number of articles in Malay in the “Berita Harian”, the latest series “Islam dan Pascamodenisma”, from 1st of February - 9th of February 2000.
-B.A., M.A. (Malaya)/ B.A., M.A. (Malaya)
-Dikurniakan ijazah Doktor Persuratan kehormat (Doctor of Letters) 1995
(USM)/Bestowed Doctor of Letters ’honoris causa’ 1995 by Universiti Sains Malaysia
-Dikurniakan Doktor Falsafah (Ph.D) Kehormat UUM 2005/Bestowed Ph.D. ‘honoris
causa’ by Universiti Utara Malaysia 2005
-Tokoh Maal Hijrah kebangsaan 2005/Conferred the National Level Maal Hijrah Award
-Tokoh Perdana Media Islam 2007 /Awarded the Premium Islamic Media Personality
-Tokoh Cendekiawan Muslim Kelantan 2007/Awarded the Muslim Intellectual
Personality of the State of Kelantan 2007
-Sekarang Fellow Amat Utama Akademik ISTAC (Institut Antara bangsa Pemikiran dan
Tamadun Islam) IIUM /Currently Very Distingushed Academic Fellow of ISTAC IIUM
-Ahli Lembaga pengarah IIM/Member of the Board of Directors of Integrity Institute of
-Mantan Pesuruhjaya SUHAKAM/ ex-Commissioner for Human Rights in Malaysia
-Ahli Lembaga Pemegang Amanah Yayasan Karyawa/Member of the Board of Trustees
of Yayasan Karyawan (publishing classical works in Malay)
sumber FB Dr Uthman El Muhammady