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Najibah Bt Mohd. Zin
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Professor Najibah Mohd Zin obtained LL.B in 1988 and started her career as a lecturer in Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws soon after her graduation. She obtained her Master of Comparative Law in 1990 and pursued her doctorate in Glasgow Caledonian University, UK in 1995. As a lecturer she taught various subjects of Civil and Syariah Laws including Law of Contract, Law Torts, Land Law, Islamic Legal System, Family Laws and Shariah Procedures. At present, Prof Najibah is specializing in family related laws, and womena??s rights and she teaches these courses at postgraduate level and supervises re ... show more

  • Ph.D in Comparative Law - Doctor of Philosophy, Glasgow College
  • Master in Comparative Law - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Law - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Administrative Law -
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Comparative Law -
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Human Rights -
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Syariah Law ~ Islamic Family Law - Family Law, Human Rights and Women, Shariah Procedural Law, Shariah law
  • 2009 - 2009 , IIUM
  • 2009 - 2009 , IIUM
  • 2009 - 2009 BAR COUNCIL, BAR COUNCIL
ACARA JENAYAH MAHKAMAH SHARIAH 2001/2002 2002/2003
COMPARATIVE FAMILY LAW 2005/2006 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
COMPARATIVE LAW 2018/2019
EVIDENCE & PROCEDURE OF SHARIAH COURT II 2001/2002 2002/2003 2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020
FAMILY LAW I 2000/2001
FAMILY LAW II 1997/1998 2000/2001 2001/2002 2004/2005 2005/2006 2006/2007 2007/2008
FAMILY MANAGEMENT & PARENTING 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2016/2017 2017/2018 2018/2019
FAMILY MANAGEMENT & PARENTING (SISTER) 2003/2004 2005/2006
FAMILY MANAGEMENT AND PARENTING (BROTHER) 2004/2005
FAMILY MANAGEMENT AND PARENTING (SISTER) 2004/2005
FAMILY MANAGEMENT AND PARENTING (SR) 2005/2006
HALAQAH 1 (SISTERS) 2002/2003
HALAQAH 2 (SISTER) 2002/2003
HALAQAH 2(SISTER) 2003/2004
INTRODUCTION TO SHARIAH LAW 2009/2010
ISLAMIC CONSTITUTIONAL LAW II 1996/1997
ISLAMIC FAMILY LAW I 1995/1996 1996/1997 1997/1998 1998/1999
ISLAMIC FAMILY LAW II 1995/1996 1996/1997 1997/1998 1998/1999
ISLAMIC LAW OF CIVIL & CRIMINAL PROCEDURE I 1999/2000 2001/2002 2002/2003
ISLAMIC LAW OF CIVIL & CRIMINAL PROCEDURE II 1998/1999 1999/2000 2001/2002
ISLAMIC LEGAL SYSTEM I 1995/1996
ISLAMIC LEGAL SYSTEM II 2009/2010
LAND LAW I 1995/1996 1996/1997 1997/1998 1999/2000 2000/2001 2001/2002
LAND LAW II 1996/1997 1999/2000
LAW OF CONTRACT II 1990/1991
LAW RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2018/2019 2019/2020
MALAYSIAN LEGAL SYSTEM II 1990/1991
UNDANG-UNDANG KELUARGA 1998/1999 2001/2002
In Progress
2018 - Present The Influences of Islamic Civilization on Malay Muslim Women and Their Contributions in Malay Archipelago.
2017 - Present Kajian Pemantauan Isu-Isu Pasca Perceraian dan Penyelesaiannya
2014 - Present The Role of Chinese Muslim in the Malaysian Nation Building
2012 - Present Contemporary Fiqh Research Unit (CFRU)
2009 - Present Family Law and Ethics Unit (FAME)
Unknown - Present Women for Progress Research Unit (WPRU)
Completed
2016 - 2019 Establishing the Legal Framework for Resolving Private International Law Issues Arising from Matrimonial Disputes in Malaysia
2016 - 2019 Establishing the Legal Framework for Resolving Private International Law Issues Arising from Matrimonial Disputes in Malaysia
2014 - 2019 The Role of Chinese Muslim in the Malaysian Nation Building
2014 - 2018 Formulation of Legal Framework for Shared Parenting in Custodial Disputes in Malaysia: Protecting Welfare of the Child After Marital Separation
2013 - 2013 Teras 5; Hak Kewajipan Antarabangsa
2013 - 2017 Legal Framework for Community Mediation in Malaysia : Exploring the Suitable Structure
2012 - 2015 Developing a legal framework for promoting child protection in malaysia by means of intercountry adoption
2012 - 2015 Exploring Law and Policies Affecting Older Parents under Malaysian Law
2012 - 2014 Harmonization Between International Human Rights and Islam in the Context of Muslim Society in Malaysia: Towards an Islamic Model
2012 - 2012 Women's Rights In Islam And The Challenge Of Modernity
2010 - 2010 Training of Shariah Judges in Southeast Asia - The Malaysian Experience
2009 - 2011 Legal disputes in Determining Religious Status of Children upon Conversion of Parents to Islam
2008 - 2011 Addressing Pertinent Legal Issues in the Malaysian Shari'ah Court
2008 - 2012 Conversion and its Effect from Human Rights Perspective
2007 - 2007 The Plight of the Foreign Wife in a Marital Dispute
2007 - 2015 Islamic Family law in Malaysia: A Practical Approach
2007 - 2008 Regulating the Role of Extended Family in Providing Financial Support Under Malaysia Law
2007 - 2011 Judicial Creativity in the Malaysian Shariah Court: The Need for Paradigm Shift
2005 - 2008 The Changing Structure of Urban Families in Post Independent Malaysia
2004 - 2004 The Legislative Measures To Control Divorce for Muslim: The Malaysian Experience
Article
2019 Jurisdictional conflict in interfaith child custody disputes: a legal discourse in Malaysian courts. Al-Shajarah: Journal of The International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC) , 24 (1) pp.1-24
2019 The adequacy of existing support systems in addressing the issue of teenage pregnancies in Malaysia: a legal response. IIUM Law Journal , 27 (1) pp.121-150
2018 A study on children’s rights protection in family aspects in Malaysia lessons for Zanzibar. Journal of Law, Policy and Globalization , 80 pp.41-47
2017 A qualitative study on marriage reconciliation process under marriage tribunal in Malaysia. World Applied Sciences Journal , 35 (12) pp.2608-2613
2017 Obstacles and challenges in implementing and applying shared parenting principle in Malaysia. Malayan Law Journal , 4 pp.1-6
2017 Application of shared parenting in Malaysia: appraising the Australian experience. Pertanika journal of social science and humanities , 25(s) (March issue) pp.293-300
2017 The applicability of the 1980 Hague Abduction Convention in Muslim countries: particular reference to the Malaysian position. Arab Law Quarterly , 32 (2) pp.99-128
2016 Impact of globalisation on domestic family law: multi-tiered marriage in Nigeria as a case study. The Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law , 48 (2) pp.256-272
2015 The effectiveness of Sulh on matrimonial asset division after death of spouse. Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences & Humanities (JSSH) , 23 (S) pp.141-152
2015 Baseline study on the enforcement of nafkah orders in Selangor Syariah court. Pertanika Journal of Social Science & Humanities , 23 (S) pp.327-336
2015 Isu dalam penahanan dan pemulihan banduan di Malaysia (Detention and rehabilitation of prisoners in Malaysia according to the perspective of islamic law and international Law). Kanun - Jurnal Undang-Undang Malaysia , 27 pp.143-168
2015 Legal entitlements of wives in the classical islamic family law. Journal of islam, law and judiciary , 1 (1) pp. 22-44
2015 Driving from the backseat: an exploratory study of the dearth of Malaysian women in political decision making process. Journal of Asian and African Social Science and Humanities , 1 (1) pp.27-47
2015 Child protection through intercountry adoption with special reference to The Hague Convention on Protection of Children and Co-operation in Respect of Intercountry Adoption 1993. Global Journal of Business and Social Science Review , 4 (1 (October - December 2015)) pp.108-116
2014 Examining the exisiting provisions and regulation on matrimonial asset involving matrimonial home. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research , 21 (10) pp.1813-1822
2012 Legal disputes in determining the religion of the child when one parent converts to Islam under Malaysian Law. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences , 6 (11) pp.66-73
2012 How divorced women can effectively enforce the financial support orders: the legal and administrative actions. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science , 2 (13) pp.141-148
2012 The training, appointment, and supervision of Islamic judges in Malaysia. Pacific Rim Law & Policy Journal , 21 (1) pp.115-131
2011 Child related policy and legislative reforms in Malaysia. International Journal of Social Policy and Society , 8 pp.6-36
2011 Judicial creativity in the Malaysian Shari'ah (Syariah)Courts : the need for paradigm shift. Journal of Applied Sciences Research , 7 (SI) pp.2266-2272
2010 Knowledge and accessibility of Muslim women to the law on post-divorce financial support. IIUM Law Journal , 18 (1) pp.123-142
2009 Relationships between satisfaction of Muslim Women on financial supports after divorce and ex husband compliance to the supports with post divorce welfare. Pertanika Journal of Social Science & Humanities , 17 (2) pp.153-166
2009 Historical developments of financial rights after divorce in the Malaysian Islamic family law. Journal of Asian Culture and History , 1 (2) pp.148-157
2008 Regulating the role of extended families in providing financial support under Malaysian Law. IIUM Law Journal , 16 (1) pp.109-124

Conference or Workshop Item

2018 An empirical study on the post divorce enforcement of court orders in civil court. In: 7th International Conference on Law And Society (ICLAS 7)
2018 Legal rights of Chinese Muslims in the case of Conversion to Islam in Malaysia: with reference to family law issues. In: 3rd International Social Science Conference: Islamic Thought & Understanding (ISSCITU 2018)
2018 The challenges in enforcing post divorce order of native court in East Malaysia. In: 7th International Conference on Law And Society (ICLAS 7)
2018 Legal issues surrounding Chinese converts in Malaysia: an appraisal. In: 3rd International Social Science Conference: Islamic Thought & Understanding (ISSCITU 2018)
2018 Pengemaskinian tatacara/peraturan berkaitan Bahagian Sokongan Keluarga (BSK). In: Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Kerja Bahagian Sokongan Keluarga, Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Malaysia Bil.3/2018
2018 Kajian pemantauan isu-isu pasca perceraian dan penyelesaian. In: Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Penilaian Kajian Akhir “Kajian Pemantauan Isu-isu Pasca Perceraian dan Penyelesaiannya”
2018 The socio-legal perspectives of child marriage in Zanzibar. In: 7th International Conference on Law And Society (ICLAS 7)
2018 Kajian pemantauan isu-isu pasca perceraian dan penyelesaian. In: Mesyuarat Mengenai Hasil Kajian Pemantauan Isu-isu Pasca Perceraian dan Penyelesaiannya
2018 Revisiting the administration of family justice in the family court in Malaysia. In: UUMILC 2017 9th UUM International Legal Conference
2018 The amendment to the Act of 1964: reconciling the irreconcilability. In: 7th International Conference on Law And Society (ICLAS 7)
2017 Establishment of family development fund towards economic sustainability of families. In: THE 21st MACFEA NATIONAL SEMINAR 2017
2017 Legal framework of reconciliation process under Malaysian Islamic Family Law: A proposal for reform. In: 16th World Conference of the International Society of Family Law
2017 Recent amendment to the Malaysian Family Law: A step to resolve interfaith custody disputes. In: 16th World Conference of the International Society of Family Law
2017 Family development fund: an alternative mode to enforcement of maintenance orders towards sustainable families in Malaysia. In: 16th World Conference of the International Society of Family Law
2017 The challenges of integrating domestic violence in to court connected ‘Adr’ processes in Nigeria. In: International Conference on Dispute Resolution 2017 - Modern Trends in Effective Dispute Resolution
2017 A qualitative study on marriage reconciliation process under marriage tribunal in Malaysia. In: International Conference on Shariah and Globalisation
2017 Resolving conflict of law issues in parental child abduction: Mediation as an effective mechanism. In: International Conference on Dispute Resolution 2017 - Modern Trends in Effective Dispute Resolution
2017 The applicability of the 1980 Hague Abduction convention in Muslim countries: a particular reference to the Malaysian position. In: 6th Biennial Conference of the Asian Society of International Law 2017
2017 Kajian terhadap isu-isu pasca penceraian untuk orang bukan Islam dan ke arah penubuhan agensi pembangunan keluarga sebagai sistem bersepadu di mahkamah sivil. In: Mesyuarat Jawatankuasa Penilaian Kajian Insepsi “Kajian Pemantauan Isu-isu Pasca Perceraian dan Penyelesaiannya”
2016 Jurisdictional conflict on interfaith custody dispute in Malaysia: challenges and prospect for reform. In: 1st International Conference on Women and Children Legal and Social Issues (ICWC 2016)
2016 Mediation services at the Family Courts of Singapore and Australia: Lessons for Malaysia. In: 5th International Conference on Law and Society (ICLAS V)
2016 An overview on marriage reconciliation process under the Law Reform (Marriage and Divorce) Act 1976. In: 5th International Conference on Law and Society (ICLAS V) 2016
2016 An empirical study on women’s plight in Ta’liq and Fasakh proceedings in the Malaysian Syariah court. In: 1st International Conference on Women and Children Legal and Social Issues (ICWC 2016)
2015 Developing a legal framework for promoting child protection in Malaysia by means of intercountry adoption. In: 4th International Conference on Law & Society (ICLAS IV) 2015
2015 The effectiveness of Sulh on matrimonial asset division after death of spouse. In: 4th International Conference on Law & Society (ICLAS IV) 2015
2015 Baseline study on the enforcement of Syariah maintenance court order in Selangor. In: 4th International Conference on Law and Society (ICLAS IV) 2015
2015 Harmonization of law and comparative study; complementing the method of legal learning. In: Biennial Conference 2015
2015 Family takaful based fund: proposing for a new mechanism in enforcing shariah courts' maintenance orders. In: International symposium Family Law and Family Justice in the 21st Century: Practice and Reform
2014 Law affecting gender in Malaysia: responses to international conventions. In: International Conference at Ahfad University of Women
2014 E-maintenance at the syariah court: its effectiveness in helping single mothers in Malaysia. In: International Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition: Socio-digital Transformation for the Ummah
2013 Adequacy of legal protection for women against domestic violence: revisiting the current policies & laws in Malaysia. In: International Conference of Law and Society 1 (ICLAS 1)
2012 Hak wanita dalam Islam: cabaran-cabaran pemodenan. In: Rights of Muslim Women in the Modern World Proceedings
2009 Legal disputes in determining religious status of a child when one parents converts to Islam under Malaysian law . In: 6th Asian Law Institute Conference
2009 Undang-undang keluarga bukan Islam. In: Simposium Fiqh Masyarakat Bukan Islam di Malaysia

Book

2016 Halsbury's Laws of Malaysia: Islamic Law, 2016 Reissue, 14(2). LexisNexis . ISBN 978–967–400–639–6
2016 Islamic family law in Malaysia. Thomson Reuters Malaysia Sdn Bhd . ISBN 978-967-0915-49-4
2013 Family law (non-muslim) in Malaysia . IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia . ISBN 9789670225883
2011 Family law (Non-Muslims) in Malaysia. IIUM Press . ISBN 9789670225883

Book Section

2019 An overview of syariah law in family matters. In: Law and practice of family law in Malaysia Thomson Reuters Asia Sdn. Bhd. . ISBN 978-967-2187-74-5 , pp.513-526
2018 Hukuman alternatif ke atas tahanan syariah. In: Konsep dan amalan keadilan restoratif dan retributif di mahkamah syariah dan sivil di malaysia Darul Syakir Entreprise . ISBN 978-967-2027-61-4 , pp.83-94
2018 Legal issues surrounding Chinese converts in Malaysia: an appraisal. In: Contemporary issues in Islamic thought IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia . ISBN 978-967-491-008-2 , pp.148-173
2018 Legal rights of Chinese Muslims in the case of conversion to Islam in Malaysia: with reference to family law issues. In: Contemporary issues in Islamic thought IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia . ISBN 978-967-491-008-2 , pp.173-215
2018 Dispute resolution during the classical Islamic period and family, dispute resolution in the Shari'ah Courts in Malaysia. In: Contemporary issues in Islamic thought IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia . ISBN 978-967-491-008-2 , pp.99-127
2016 The right of illegitimate child to paternity under Malaysian Islamic law : a revisit. In: Issues on Harmonisation of Human Rights in Islam IIUM Press . ISBN 978-967-418-418-6 , pp.99-120
2016 The impact of CEDAW on gender equality: Islamic and Malaysian perspectives. In: Issues on Harmonization of Human Rights in Islam IIUM Press . ISBN 978-967-418-418-6 , pp.197-230
2016 Gender equality and women rights from Islamic perspective. In: Issues on Harmonisation of Human Rights in Islam IIUM Press . ISBN 9789674184186 , pp.35-61
2014 Women's matrimonial rights in her marriage: theory and contemporary practice. In: Critical issues in women's rights in Islam SerialsPublications . ISBN 9788183876247 , pp.269-289
2012 Women's rights in Islam. In: Human rights law: International, Malaysian and Islamic perspectives Sweet and Maxwell Asia . ISBN 978-967-5040-87-0 , pp.413-431
2011 The role of family support division (BSK) in helping Muslims single parent in Malaysia: an overview. In: Selected issues in family law IIUM Press . ISBN 9789674182267 , pp.165-174
2011 Human capital as matrimonial property. In: Contemporary issues on matrimonial property IIUM Press . ISBN 9789674182250 , pp.129-140
2009 The plight of foreign wife in marital disputes: extending the legal barriers. In: Proceesings of the Seminar on Research Findings 2008 IIUM Press . ISBN 9789833855780 , pp.13-19
2009 Injunksi dalam undang-undang Islam dan pemakaiannya di Makamah Syariah. In: Undang-undang keluarga & prosedur Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws and Harun M. Hashim Law Centre, International Islamic University Malaysia . ISBN 9789834120351 , pp.247-259
2009 Marital disputes and legal barriers: a case study. In: An Insight Into Post-Independence Malaysian Women's Well-being IIUM Press . ISBN 9789833855865 , pp.227-255
2007 Perceraian dalam undang-undang keluarga Islam. In: Undang-undang keluarga (Islam) Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka . ISBN 978-983-62-9727-3 , pp.101-154
2007 Nafkah 'iddah dan mut'ah. In: Undang-undang keluarga (Islam) Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka . ISBN 978-983-62-9727-3 , pp.155-176