Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil

Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil
International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia · Deputy CEO

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Publications (52)
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The Academy of Islamic Studies (APIUM), University of Malaya, is one of the most prominent shariah institutions in this country. Since its inception, APIUM has produced thousands of alumni in the field of Islamic studies, particularly shariah. This article, thus, seeks to explore the achievements and contributions made by these alumni in developing...
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This study examines the social collateral model for Islamic microfinance in Malaysia. Using qualitative instruments on academics and officers of microfinance institutions as the sample study, this study identifies the components that should be included in the social collateral model for Islamic microfinance. Based on interviews and focus group disc...
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This study suggests an effort through a Holistic View of spiritual intelligence to address low-quality food problem at public institutions in East Malaysia. It explored the causal relationship of this value to Food Performance, Leadership Effectiveness, and Food-Hygiene Practice through 210 food handlers. The Partial Least Square Structural Equatio...
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Success in food handling depends, in part, on a self-regulation practice factor that accounts for better results in food safety. A self-report study conducted on 318 food handlers reveal that temporary workers were able to comply with the overall hygiene practices outlined in the 1983 Malaysian Food Act and the 2009 Food Hygiene Regulations. This s...
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Dalam konteks masyarakat berbilang kaum di Malaysia, isu penentuan agama dan hak penjagaan kanak-kanak sering menjadi perbahasan apabila salah satu pihak yang perkahwinannya didaftarkan di bawah Akta Pembaharuan (Perkahwinan dan Perceraian) 1976 (Akta 164) memeluk agama Islam. Pemelukan agama Islam oleh salah seorang pasangan ini menjadi asas kepad...
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Child custody refers to the upbringing of a child, including the parental responsibility to provide protection, love, care, education, shelter and management. Generally, in determining who will be the legal custodian of a child, a court will first and foremost ensure that the child’s welfare is well-protected. In Malaysia, child custody is governed...
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It is paramount to consider the welfare of a child when determining the custody of a child. However, in the event of a parent’s conversion to Islam, the issue of religion also arises, i.e. whether the religion of a parent is considered the main factor or one of several factors in determining the interests of the child. In Malaysia, since both Islam...
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The increasing values of unclaimed inherited properties and frozen assets has emerged as one of the protracted issues among Muslims in Malaysia and requires emphasis. Abandonment of this subject is most likely due to the misconception and lacking in understanding of the Muslim society pertaining to the administration of wealth based on the concept...
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On 26th May 2016, an unprecedented move occurred in Malaysia’s Parliament. The president of PAS, Abdul Hadi Awang, proposed a private bill meant to amend section 2 of Syariah Court (Criminal Jurisdiction) 1965 (Amendment 1984) - also known as RUU 355. His amendment was designed to increase the present criminal jurisdiction of the Syariah Courts, cu...
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The issue is, if one of the parents of a child converts to Islam, is that parent automatically entitled to child custody over and above the non-Muslim parent? From the Islamic perspective, Muslim jurists disagree on this issue. In a hadith recorded by Abu Dawud (#2244): Abdul Hamid bin Ja’far reported from his father on the authority of his grandfa...
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In the Federation of Malaysia, Islam is the religion of the Federation but this does not extend to the legal perspective. In other words, Islamic law is not the supreme law of the Federation because the Federal Constitution has clearly stated that the supreme law of the country is the Constitution itself. This article aims to examine the status and...
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Malaysia’s Shariah court system long predates the country’s Independence in 1957 and has since undergone a series of developments. Yet the Shariah court’s jurisdiction remains limited by the Parliament and the Federal Constitution. This limited jurisdiction has triggered an on-going conflict between Shariah courts and civil courts. This article dis...
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In the Malaysian context, debates pertaining to the role of judges in making new laws according to their own discretion are still on-going. In principle, Malaysia’s judiciary system provides judges with a considerable amount of discretionary power when deciding on cases where no specific legislation has been enacted. Nonetheless, judicial discretio...
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Even though Islamic insurance industry is experiencing a period of rapid growth, in terms of net contributions and profit, however, at the same time, the development of Islamic insurance is still faced with tough obstacle constraints due to Shari’ah issues in certain aspects. Islamic insurance operations need to be fine-tuned to meet the Islamic di...
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Marriage before the age of 18 is a reality for many young women in most part of the world including Malaysia. Despite being prohibited by international human rights laws, underage marriage continues to be practised. This study attempts to examine the existing legal and administrative mechanism and to find out their weaknesses in governing the under...
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Legal and administrative mechanisms are designed to ensure the legality of marriage under both the Shariah and Malaysian laws. The aim is also to preserve the interest of the family and the public. However, there are people who still look other alternatives to be married mainly through syndicate or simply to run away to country’s border. This study...
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In the Malaysian context, debates pertaining to the role of judges in making new laws according to their own discretion are still on-going. In principle, Malaysia’s judiciary system provides judges with a considerable amount of discretionary power when deciding on cases where no specific legislation has been enacted. Nonetheless, judicial discretio...
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Holistic View of food service business performance is a rather new phenomenon. Constraints such as a diverse workforce and the high worker turnover have caused subsequent adverse effects on the foodservice performance. The present study suggests an effort through Holistic View of spiritual intelligence (SQ) to address the problem of quality of food...
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The establishment of the institution of fatwa can be traced back before the independence of Malaysia. In the beginning, a Mufti was placed under the respective Islamic Councils. To a certain extent, a Mufti was also a judge (kadi) and presided over cases in the Shari’ah courts. Legally, a Mufti’s views are not considered as fatwas. Only fatwas issu...
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The discussion on whether Malaysia is an Islamic or secular state has been a much hotly debated topic recently. In the government’s written answer to a question raised by Oscar Ling Chai Yew (DAP-Sibu) at Dewan Rakyat on 16 June 2014, Jamil Khir, Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department re-asserted that Malaysia is an Islamic state. This view wa...
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This study examines the social collateral model for Islamic microfinance in Malaysia. Using qualitative instruments on academics and officers of microfinance institutions as the sample study, this study identifies the components that should be included in the social collateral model for Islamic microfinance. Based on interviews and focus group disc...
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The current study attempts to develop a new model of underage marriage governance for Muslims in Malaysia. Qualitative method is used, in which Islamic Family Law Federal Territories Act 1984 and other related laws as well as administrative procedures and formalities are studied and analysed. This research also employed a semi structured interviews...
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The Land Acquisition Act 1960 has long been used in land acquisition law to take over land by force in Malaysia. This article attempts to identify the extent of implementation of land acquisition by the government based on the Land Acquisition Act 1960; whether it meets and is consistent with the Shariah, particularly involving Muslim waqf land. A...
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This article deals with the Islamic law and human rights principles which constitute the two important elements of the Malaysian legal system. Human rights, despite being a basic tenet of Islam, have frequently and widely been misunderstood by many Muslims. Indeed, the protection of human rights is consistent with the very objective of the coming o...
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This article deals with the Islamic law and human rights principles which constitute the two important elements of the Malaysian legal system. Human rights, despite being a basic tenet of Islam, have frequently and widely been misunderstood by many Muslims. Indeed, the protection of human rights is consistent with the very objective of the coming o...
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This study is attempts to analyze the Islamic and legal awareness of the Muslim male in Malaysia of the prohibition on cross dressing. Hence, a study was made upon 115 Muslim male students and findings suggested that while a strong majority of them know that the act of dressing and acting as a woman is prohibited in Islam, half of them do not know...
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Claiming rights to Islamic inheritance persists to be a problem to Muslims even after the Federation of Malaya has obtained its independence from the British. The legal system has been regarded as the venue most likely to produce solutions to the time and cost issues in the claims processes. Although Faraid certificates are produced faster now, onl...
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This study assesses the level of food hygiene practices among food handlers. Study population includes 318 food handlers in the Northern region of Malaysia. The instrument includes questions with negative words to ensure respondents’ alertness. Findings indicate hygiene practices are in line with the requirements of the Food Act 1983 and Food Hygie...
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This study reviews twenty-eight users of Islamic equity screening in Malaysia based on the most recent information collected in 2012. Except for the Securities Commission and two index providers, the rest of the users are mutual fund companies. Our review indicates that, with few exceptions, the majority of the local screening users are following t...
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This study reviews twenty-eight users of Islamic equity screening in Malaysia based on the most recent information collected in 2012. Except for the Securities Commission and two index providers, the rest of the users are mutual fund companies. Our review indicates that, with few exceptions, the majority of the local screening users are following t...
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This study explores on the importance of financial management practices for different types of mosques in Malaysia. Questionnaireswere administered to chairman and treasurer of 192 selected mosques available in Malaysia including Sabah and Sarawak. This study suggeststhat a proper and accurate recording of financial transactions, enhancing the acco...
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When the dual court system cannot totally and independently function on their own, serious problems affect the administration and distribution of Islamic inheritance causing increasing trends in the number of unclaimed inheritance, high degree of ignorance among Muslims of clear procedures to claim inheritance, and lengthy as well as costly claim p...
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Food service is an on-going business dealing with the preparation and service of food and beverage outside the home. To date, the trend of eating out has become a new concept globally. The current scenario has caused the food service industry to continuously be in demand. However, the demand in food service industry has certain challenges including...
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To confront and combat some of the issues in the administration and distribution of Islamic inheritance, Muslims have to look pass constitutional amendments and consider other alternatives as practical solutions to the problem of lengthy and costly claim procedures. Unveiling the uncertainties and confusion undergone by Muslims for so many years ha...
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This paper addresses issues and challenges clients face in claiming rights to Islamic inheritance in Malaysia. After independence, Muslims witnessed changes in the legal system of Malaysia that affected the administration and distribution of Islamic inheritance. The administration of Syariah courts is bound by Islamic Laws that were placed in the S...
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The right to freedom of religion is one of the fundamental rights guaranteed in Islam. This is emphasised in verse 256 of Sura al-Baqara: "Let there be no compulsion in religion". However, the majority of classical Muslim jurists opine that the right to freedom of religion is not applicable to Muslims, that Muslims who intend to leave the Islamic f...
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The right of freedom of religion is one of the fundamental rights guaranteed in the Malaysian Constitution. The provision over the right to freedom of religion is seen as one of the most crucial provisions ever stated in the Federal Constitution. Article 11(1) has never been amended. Indeed, provision in Article 3(1) reiterates the right of individ...
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The right to freedom of religion is one of the fundamental rights guaranteed in Islam. This is emphasised in verse 256 of Sura al-Baqara: “Let there be no compulsion in religion”. However, the majority of classical Muslim jurists opine that the right to freedom of religion is not applicable to Muslims, that Muslims who intend to leave the Islamic f...
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The legal framework of the Islamic banking and finance in Malaysia is subject to the Civil law. Since the Federal Constitution has clearly provided that matters pertaining to banking and finance including the Islamic ones lie strictly at the Civil Court, the Shari’a Court has been ousted from hearing the matters. The Ninth Schedule, Item 1, List II...

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