The author is an assistant professor at the Department of General Studies at the International Islamic University in Malaysia (IIUM).
In February 2009, the International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) signed an agreement with the International Islamic University in Malaysia (IIUM) to provide seventy scholarships for IIIUM students. At the time, the IIIT delegation met with Dr. Hazizan bin Md Noon, the Dean of Kulliya of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences.
IIIT was founded in the U.S. in 1980 by important members of the Muslim Brotherhood network as a research centre promoting the “Islamization of Knowledge.”
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The following excerpts of the article mention that sharia justifies forcing Muslims to recite prayers, to pay zakat and to cover the hair for women:
Original Title: Religious rules not subject to random interpretations
Hikmatullah Babu Sahib
New Straits Times (Malaysia)
17 December 2005