Dato’ Dr. Mohd Asri Zainul Abidin, known as Dr. Maza, is Associate Professor, Pusat Pengajian Ilmu Kemanusiaan School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia. His areas of specialisation includ Hadith, Ilmu Hadith, Fiqh, Usul Al-Fiqh, Tafsir, Ulum Al-Tafsir, and Islamic History. He holds a BA (Hons) from the the University of Jordan, an MA from Universiti Sains Malaysia, and a PhD from Universiti Islam Antarabangsa. Dr. Maza is a popular preacher, writer, lecturer, and Islamic consultant. He is currently (since February 2015) serving his second term as Mufti of the Malaysian State of Perlis. His first term as a mufti was from 2006 until 2008.