Kamaruzzaman Bustamam-Ahmad is a Lecturer at the State Institute for Islam (IAIN) Ar-Raniry in Banda Aceh, Indonesia. He completed his PhD in anthropology at La Trobe University, Australia. He has published numerous books and articles in the field of Islamic Studies. His latest research is on the anthropology of Islamic culture and the sociology of religion. He was formerly a Visiting Fellow at the Academy of Islamic Studies at the University of Malaya.