Faisal Ahmad Shah is a senior lecturer at the department of Qur'an and Hadith, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Malaysia.

He obtained his bachelor degree from the Faculty of Hadith of the Islamic University of Medina, Saudi Arabia in 1996. Later on, he came back to his country and achieved his master degree in Islamic studies from the National University of Malaysia (UKM). Due to his research interests, he decided to go to the University of Malaya (UM) to pursue his graduate studies and he could successfully complete his Ph.D. program in 2007.

His Ph.D. thesis entitled The Hadith Methodology of Shaikh al-Marbawi in the book of Bahr al-Madhi is about one of the prominent hadith scholars in the Malay Archipelago (nusantara) named Shaikh al-Marbawi (1896-1989) and his book Bahr al-Madhi published in twenty two volumes.

It should be noted that Faisal Ahmad Shah had conducted several projects dealing with hadith studies including Authority of Hadith in Malaysia:

  • Study on the Quality of Argumentation and Translation
  • Contextual Approach in Understanding Prophetic Hadith: Focus on the Practice of Legal Hadith in the Context of Malaysia
  • Contribution of India and Pakistan Graduates to the Development of Hadith Studies in Malaysia
  • Hadith Studies in Malaysia, Indonesia and Southern Thailand
  • Misunderstanding on Famous Hadith in Malay Society: Research of The Resources and Assessment Review

  • Furthermore, Faisal Ahmad Shah has authored several books such as:

  • Takhrij Hadith: The Right and Effective Search Techniques of Hadith

  • Manahij al-Muhaddithin The Method and Approach of Hadith Scholars published by UM Academy of Islamic Studies