Plans to publish the Shafi'i Sect's Encyclopedia began in 2011 with Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, UNISSA successfully publishing the first volume of Brunei Darussalam Shafi'i Sect's Encyclopedia titled, "Imam al-Syafi'i: Perkembangan Intelek Menyusuri Sejarah dan Tamadun. The noble effort did not end with the first volume, but the academics at UNISSA continued efforts towards publishing new volumes.

The second volume of Brunei Darussalam Shafi'i Sect's Encyclopedia focusses on the Spread of the Shafi'i school of thought or sect. The third volume highlighted Prominent Scholars of Shafi'i Sect in Southeast Asia and the fourth volume focusses more on the Books and Terminologies of Mazhab Shafi'i or the Shafi'i Sect. Apart from enriching knowledge with comprehensive facts and data which can be used as reference by regional and international scholars and communities, the books are also meant to be reference for the future generations. The encyclopedias can be obtained at the UNISSA Research and Publication Centre.

Source: Radio Television Brunei