The International Islamic School Malaysia (IISM) was established in September 1998 and at this point it was located in Batu 14 Jalan Gombak. It was the fruit of years of study by Muslim scholars from various parts of the world who taught in the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) who thirst for a model integrated Islamic school that could serve their children and also those of others, especially Muslim expatriates. The idea of the School was sparked in the mid 1990s by Dato Dr Abdul Hamid Abu Sulayman, the Rector of IIUM then. The School is thus, a testimony to the university's continuous effort in providing quality, affordable, balanced, integrated and holistic education guided by the principles of Islam. The School moved to its present premise close by the IIUM in 2005. It has grown from a humble beginning of 30 students to an enrollment of approximately 800 students today, ranging from nursery to A-level.