Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki

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Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki
Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki appointment.jpg
Dusuki at his 2015 appointment ceremony.
Chairman of UMNO's Youth Wing
Assumed office
25 June 2018
Preceded byKhairy Jamaluddin
Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department of Malaysia
In office
29 July 2015 – 10 May 2018
MonarchAbdul Halim
Muhammad V
Prime MinisterNajib Razak
MinisterJamil Khir Baharom
Succeeded byFuziah Salleh
President of
Islamic Da'wah Foundation of Malaysia
In office
3 June 2013 – 28 July 2015
Preceded byDr. Aziz Jamaludin Mhd. Tahir
Succeeded byDr. Yusri Mohamad
Personal details
Asyraf Wajdi bin Dusuki

(1976-05-14) May 14, 1976 (age 43)
Tumpat, Kelantan, Malaysia
Political partyUMNO
Other political
Barisan Nasional
Spouse(s)Nurdianawati Irwani Abdullah
ResidencePetaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia
Alma materInternational Islamic University Malaysia
Loughborough University
Known forIslamic banking and finance

Dato' Dr. Asyraf Wajdi bin Dusuki (born 1976) is a Malaysian politician. He was a Malaysian senator as well as the Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister's Department of Malaysia in charge of Islamic affairs during the premiership of Najib Razak.


Prior to entering International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Asyraf was a student of Sekolah Menengah Agama Persekutuan Labu. In 2000, he graduated from IIUM with a bachelor's degree in accounting. He, then, furthered his studies in Loughborough University, where he obtain two degrees: Master of Science with Distinction (Islamic Economics, Banking and Finance), and Doctor of Philosophy (Islamic Banking and Finance).[1]


Prior to taking political office, he served IIUM as a lecturer and, then, an assistant professor of its Kulliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences. He also served the International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance as Head of Research Affairs, and International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance as an associate professor.

On 3 June 2013, Prime Minister Najib Razak appointed him as the President of Islamic Da'wah Foundation of Malaysia (YADIM).[2] On 26 May 2014, the Yang di-Pertuan Agong admitted him to the Parliament as a senator.[3]

On 29 July 2015, Najib promoted him as a Deputy Federal Minister in charge of Islamic affairs. As such, he takes charge of YADIM, Islamic Economic Development Foundation of Malaysia (YaPEIM), Tabung Haji, TV Alhijrah, Institute of Islamic Understanding (IKIM) and Department of Waqf, Zakat and Hajj (JAWHAR).

When a picture from a gathering of the Atheist Republic Consulate of Kuala Lumpur was posted on Atheist Republic's Facebook page in August 2017, Asyraf ordered an inquiry into whether anyone in the picture had apostatised from Islam or had 'spread atheism' to any Muslims present, both of which are illegal in Malaysia.[4][5] In November 2017, Asyraf stated that atheism was 'unconstitutional'; however, he reported to Parliament that Facebook had rejected a joint government and Malaysian Communications and Multimedia Commission demand to shut down Atheist Republic's page and similar atheist pages, because the pages did not violate any of the company's community standards.[6]


Asyraf is the third son of Dusuki Ahmad, who was once President of YADIM, and Nik Nooraini Nik Yahya. He is married with Nurdianawati Irwani Abdullah.

Election results[edit]

Parliament of Malaysia[7]
Year Constituency Barisan Nasional Votes Pct Opponent(s) Votes Pct Ballots cast Majority Turnout
2008 P19 Tumpat, Kelantan. Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki (UMNO) 27,337 41.89% Kamarudin Jaffar (PAS) 36,714 56.26% 65,254 9,377 81.49%
2018 P28 Pasir Puteh, Kelantan Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki (UMNO) 30,947 45.41% Nik Zawawi Salleh (PAS) 32,307 47.41% 68,150 1,360 81.66%
Kamarudin Mohd Noor (PPBM) 4,896 7.18%


  1. ^ "Profil". Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  2. ^ "Dr. Asyraf Wajdi terajui Yayasan Dakwah Islamiah Malaysia". Utusan Malaysia. 5 June 2013. Retrieved 16 January 2016.
  3. ^ "Ahli Parlimen". Parliament of Malaysia. Retrieved 16 January 2017.
  4. ^ Wouter van Cleef (7 August 2017). "In Maleisië geldt: gij zult geen atheïst zijn". Trouw (in Dutch). Retrieved 18 September 2017.
  5. ^ Loulla-Mae Eleftheriou-Smith (8 August 2017). "Malaysian atheist group under investigation over alleged Muslim apostate members". The Independent. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  6. ^ "Atheism is unconstitutional, says Malaysian deputy minister". Today Online. Mediacorp. 23 November 2017. Retrieved 26 November 2017.
  7. ^ "Malaysia General Election". undiinfo Malaysian Election Data. Malaysiakini. Retrieved 4 February 2018. Results only available from the 2004 election.

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