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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

It is better to sit alone than in company with the bad, and it is better still to sit with the good than alone. It is better to speak to a seeker of knowledge than to remain silent, but silence is better than idle words - Imam Bukhari

Humour Without Malice

A bedouin joined the Imam for Fajar Salah. He had an appointment after the prayer but the Imam decided to recite Surah Baqarah (The Cow). As a result of the length of this Surah, the bedouin was delayed and missed his appointment. The next day he arrived early and joined the Imam again, who this time began to recite Surah Feel (The Elephant). As soon as the bedouin heard the word Feel (Elephant), completely angry, the bedouin broke his Salah and left the mosque immediately, shouting "Yesterday you read The Cow and took almost an hour to finish; today you are reciting The Elephant, you will probably finish at midnight."

Hikmah

Anyone who believes in God and the Last Day (of Judgment) should not harm his neighbour. Anyone who believes in God and the Last Day should entertain his guest generously. And anyone who believes in God and the Last Day should say what is good or keep quiet.- Hadith: Sahih Al-Bukhari, Volume 8, Book 73, Number 47.

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