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Apnizan Abdullah

apnizan abdullahApnizan Abdullah holds the LL.B (Honours) and Master of Comparative Laws (MCL) from the International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) obtained in 2003 and 2004 respectively. She pursued her pupillage at Messrs. Mohd Ismail & Co. (as it then was) which specialized in Islamic banking practice. She then continued her legal practice at Messrs Mak Farid & Company. Being passionate in research and teaching, she consequently joined University of Malaya in 2007 until 2010. In 2011, she successfully awarded with the Chartered Islamic Finance Professional (CIFP) from the International Centre for Education in Islamic Finance (INCEIF). With the qualifications she has, she subsequently joined the International Shariah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA) in 2012.  In 2014, she obtained her first class degree in Shariah (LL.B (Shariah) from the IIUM. During her university studies, she was awarded with the Best Student Award in Islamic Banking & Takaful in 2003, Dean’s list certificates for few semesters and Rector’s list for her LL.B(Shariah). She has written articles in international journals, ISRA Research Papers and Islamic finance magazines. She has also presented papers at national and international conferences.  She has regularly conducted trainings in the area of Islamic financial law organized by local polytechnic institutions, universities, private training institutions and private companies. She currently serves the International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia as a Research Fellow.

Quotable Quotes

Words are under your control until you have spoken them, but you come under their control once you have spoken them. So guard your tongue as you guard your gold, for many a word snatches away blessings and brings adversity.- (Sayyidina Ali ibn Abi Talib)

Humour Without Malice

A man went to Ibn 'Aqeel and said, "Whenever I plunge myself two to three times into a river to take a bath, I am not sure whether the water reached every part of my body, and am consequently unsure whether I have purified myself. What should I do?" He said "Do not pray." "Why do you say that?" Ibn 'Aqeel answered: "Allah's messenger [pbuh] said, 'The pen is lifted from three: from the child until he reaches adulthood, from the one who is sleeping until he wakes up, and from the insane man until he regains his senses.' And whoever plunges himself into a river once, twice and then three times, yet still feels that he has not taken a bath is insane."


God the Most High loves it when someone brings happiness to a believer by satisfying his hunger, dispelling his worries, or paying off his debt (Hadith At-Tabarani)

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