IAIS Malaysia

Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil


Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil joined International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia on 1 April 2013 as Deputy CEO cum Principal Fellow. His areas of interest are: Constitutional law, Shari’ah and Civil law conflict, Human Rights, Islamic Criminal law and Islamic Law of Transactions (mu’amalah).

He holds a degree in Shari’ah and Law from the University of Malaya. He obtains both his Master of Laws (LLM) and PhD degrees from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

He was appointed as Independent Director of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad from 5 November 2014 till 4 November 2016. He is the Chairman of the CIMB Group Shari’ah Committee and also a Director of IAIS Malaysia.

He is a lecturer at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Malaysia since 1990 and later promoted to Associate Professor in 2008. He held several administration posts at UiTM. He was the Head of Islamic Studies Unit, Centre for Preparatory Studies (PPP) from 1997-2001, the Coordinator for Minor and Elective Programmes at Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies (ACIS) from 2006-2011 and later became the Head of Programme for Minor, Elective and Postgraduate Studies from 2011-2012.

He was appointed as panel for the Industrial Court of Malaysia, 2007-2009. He was awarded the Fulbright Visiting Award by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), Washington, DC, USA in 2007. He was a Fellow at Accounting Research Institute (ARI), Institute of Zakat Studies, UiTM and Research Ethics Committee, UiTM. He sits on the Selangor Religious Council (MAIS) Legal Committee as well on several Advisory/Editorial/Reviewer Boards like Shari’ah Journal, University of Malaya, Global Journal of al-Thaqafah, Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah, Journal of Contemporary Islamic Studies, WIEF-UiTM Occasional Papers (2012-2015), ESTEEM Journal, UiTM, Penang, UMRAN International Journal of Islamic and Civilisational Studies, UTM and others. He is currently the President, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya's Alumni (ALIM).

Among his latest publications are The Application of Shari’ah Principles of Ta’zir in Malaysian Common Law: A Maqasid-based Proposal, IAIS Islam and Civilisation Renewal Journal, Vol. 7, No. 1, Jan 2016; Mahkamah Syariah di Malaysia: Kemajuan dan Pencapaian, IAIS Islam and Civilisational Renewal Journal, Vol. 7. No. 2, April 2016; The Status and Implementation of Islamic Law in Malaysia in Roseselle Bottoni, Rinaldo Christofori & Silvio Ferarri (Eds), Religion Rules, State Law, and Normative Pluralism – A Comparative Overview, Springer Switzerland 2016; Penukaran Agama Kanak-kanak: Isu dan Cadangan, IAIS PIP, 2016; The Federal Constitution: Is Malaysia a Secular State?, IAIS Islam and Civilisational Renewal Journal, Vol. 6 No. 1, January 2015; Standardisation of Fatwa in Malaysia: Issues, Concerns and Expectations, IAIS Islam and Civilisational Renewal Journal, Vol. 6 No. 2, April 2015; Islamic Law and Human Rights in Malaysia, IAIS Islam and Civilisational Renewal Journal, Vol. 5 No. 1, January 2014; Penentuan Agama dan Hak Penjagaan Kanak-kanak Menurut Undang-undang Islam, PISWI, JAKIM, 2014; Penyelarasan Fatwa: Isu, Masalah dan Harapan, Jurnal Hukum, Jld 38 Bhg 1, Rabiulakhir 1435H/Februari 2014M; The Implementation of Land Acquisition Act 1960 and Its Negative Impact on the Development of Waqf (Endowment) Land in Malaysia, IAIS Islam and Civilisational Renewal Journal, Vol. 5 No. 3, July 2014; Hudud: Perspektif Semasa di Malaysia in Abd Karim Ali dan Rumaizi Ahmad (Eds.), Islam dan Tajdid - Tinjauan Isu-isu dan Perspektif Semasa, Persatuan Ulama Malaysia, 2014; Financial Management Practices of Mosques in Malaysia, Global Journal al-Thaqafah, Vol.3 Issue 1 July 2013; and Shari’ah-Compliant Screening Practices in Malaysia, IAIS Islam and Civilisational Renewal Journal, Vol. 4 No. 3, July 2013.

Email: mazamadil@iais.org.my



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.

Quotable Quotes

Brother stand the pain; Escape the poison of your impulses. The sky will bow to your beauty, if you do. Learn to light the candle. Rise with the sun. Turn away from the cave of your sleeping. That way a thorn expands to a rose. A particular glows with the universal. Rumi

Humour Without Malice

David and Wilson were lost in desert. They were dying of thirst when they came upon an oasis, and there was a mosque. David to Wilson, "Look! There is a mosque, lets pretend we are Muslims, otherwise we'll not get any food or water. I am going to call myself 'Ahmad'." Wilson refused to change his name and said: "My name is Wilson and I will never pretend to be other than what I am!". The imam of the mosque received both of them well and asked for their names. David: "I am Ahmad." Wilson: "I am Wilson". Imam turned to his helpers and said, "Bring some food for Wilson only." And then Imam turned towards David and said, "Ramadhan Mubarak, Brother Ahmad!".

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