Pg Dr Norhazlin binti Pg Haji Muhammad

  • Assistant Professor


  • B Ed. Islamic Studies Universiti Brunei Darussalam, 1999
  • M Ed Islamic Education, University of International Islamic University Malaysia, 2003.
  • Ph D Islamic Studies , The University of Birmingham, UK, 2009.

Teaching areas in SHBIE: 

  • Islamic Education
  • Pedagogy and Andragogy in the teaching of Islamic Religious Knowledge
  • Islamic and Western Philosophy of Education 
  • Curriculum in Islamic Education 
  • Current Issues in Islamic Education
  • Islam in Brunei
  • the History of Formal and In-Formal Education in Brunei Darussalam
  • the Development of Educational System in Brunei Darussalam

Interests, expertise and current research areas:

Pg Dr Norhazlin is an expert in the area of Islamic Education, Islamic Studies, Islam in Brunei and the History and Development of Education in Brunei Darussalam. Her research interest includes contemporary issues in Islamic Education and Islamic Studies, traditional and contemporary thought of Muslim scholars in Islamic Education and Islamic Studies, Comparative Waqaf system, Islam and Women studies and Islam in South-East Asia and Europe. Currently she is the country representative (Brunei) for The International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT) organisation.  Pg Dr Norhazlin supervises PhD and Master thesis in the area of Islamic Civilisation and Contemporary Issues.  

Interested in supervising students in the following areas:

Pg Dr Norhazlin is interested in supervising PhD and Master students (medium of instruction Malay and English) in the area of contemporary Issues in Islamic education and islamic studies, curriculum and pedagogy, comparative thought and philosophy among Muslim and Western Scholars, Islam in South-East Asia and Europe.

Sample publications and other links

Journal articles

Ahmad Fanan, Norhazlin Muhammad (2020) The Strategy of Waqf Influencing through International Center of Awqaf Studies Indonesia, MIMBAR: Jurnal Sosial dan Pembangunan. Vol. 36, No. 1.

Amy Young, Pg Norhazlin Pg Muhammad, Osman Bakar, Patrick O’Leary & Mohamad Abdalla (2017) Children in Brunei Darussalam Their Educational, Legal and Social Protections, International Journal of Islamic Thought. Vol.11: June 2017.

Norhazlin Muhammad, Osman Bakar & Basil Mustafa (2013) Implementation of the “Integrated Education System” in Brunei Darussalam: Issues and Challenges, Universiti Brunei Darussalam,  Sultan Omar ‘Ali Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies & Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Journal of Middle Eastern and Islamic Studies (in Asia) Vol.7, No. 4.

Book Chapters

Pengiran Dr Norhazlin Pengiran Haji Muhammad (2020) Pendidikan Formal Negara Brunei Darussalam: Perkembangan dan Cabaran in Kesultanan Brunei Darussalam Persatuan Sejarah Brunei (PERSEBAR), Pp. 229-264.

Osman Bakar, Norhazlin Muhammad & Ariffin Abu Bakar (2016) Empowerment of Women and Girls in Southeast Asia. In UNESCO, A Better World: Actions and Commitments to the Sustainable Development Goals, London: Tudor Rose, Pp. 86-89.

Osman Bakar, Jabal Buaben, Norhazlin Muhammad & Azmi Mohamad (2015) Intercultural Dialogue from within Muslim Communities: A Global Overview. In Agree to Differ, UNESCO Publishing: Tudor Rose, Pp. 91-96.


Norhazlin Muhammad (2014) Educational System in Brunei Darussalam in the Light of Al-Attas Philosophy of Education, Universiti Brunei Darussalam: UBD PRESS.

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Further details

Pg Dr Norhazlin previously worked closely with the Ministry of Education and Ministry of Religious Affairs in training religious teachers for the School-Based Assessment for Learning (SBAfL) programme and other types of professional consultancy. She was invited as a  visiting lecturer at the Seri Begawan Religious Teachers University College from 2011 to 2015. She was affliated to the Sultan Omar Áli Saifuddien Centre for Islamic Studies from 2012 to 2020 and held administrative posts as Deputy Director and Director of the centre. She is an internal assessor for PhD theses at SOASCIS, SHBIE &  APB and has supervised PhD and Master theses in the area of Islamic Education and Islamic Studies and Contemporary Issues.

From March 2014 to May 2014 she was a Post-Doctoral Visiting Research Fellow, at the Prince Alwaleed bin Talal Center for Muslim-Christian Understanding, USA, and from June 2013 to September she was a Post-Doctoral Visiting Research Fellow, at the Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, University of Oxford, UK.