Staff Directory


Norliah Bt Ibrahim

Academic Qualification

  • PhD in Law - Doctor of Philosophy, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Master in Comparative Law - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Bachelor in Law - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia

Norliah Bt Ibrahim (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

AHMAD IBRAHIM KULLIYYAH OF LAWS

Other's position:

Coordinator, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws


norliah@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


An Associate Professor in the Department of Islamic Law, Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws. Dr. Norliah obtained her first degree in Law (LL.B) from the IIUM in 1990. In 1991, she went on to pursue her Master in Comparative Laws (MCL) at the same university and then Ph.D in the field of Family Law in 2004. Her Ph.D thesis was entitled "A Study on the Malaysian Civil Law Relating to Matrimonial Property After Dissolution of Marriage." Since 2000, she has been on the panel of Legal Advisors to Shariah Legal Clinic of the Kulliyyah of Laws, specialization in matrimonial matters.
She has presented papers both locally and abroad and has produced several articles and books in the area of Family Law. Among the articles published are, "Duty of Full and Frank Disclosure in the Division of Matrimonial Property: the Law and Practice in Malaysia."Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences,2012, "The Role of Sulh towards the process of reducing the rate of divorce in the Kadhis' courts in Zanzibar: Following the Malaysian model". Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, (2012) and "Right of Future Interest as Matrimonial Property: Special Reference to Earning Capacity", IIUM Law Journal, 2014. She is the co-author of Siri Perkembangan Undang-Undang di Malaysia, Undang-Undang Keluarga Islam di Malaysia" (Islamic Family Law in Malaysia) published by Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka in 2007. She also co-edited a book published by IIUM HarunHashim Law Centre in 2009, entitled Family Law and Procedures, Syariah Court Series. The latest book written with other co-authors from Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws IIUM is entitled, Family Law (Non-Muslims) in Malaysia, published by IIUM Press in 2012. In the same year, she co-edited a book entitled, "Contemporary Issues on Matrimonial Property".
She has been actively involved in a number of research projects funded by the Malaysian Ministry of Higher Education i.e Fundamental Research Grant Scheme (FRGS), Exploratory Research Grant Scheme (ERGS) and Research Acculturation Grant Scheme (RAGS). Currently, she is a principal researcher of FRGS entitled, "Formulation of Legal Framework for Division of Matrimonial Property After Divorce : Incorporating of Future Business Interest".
Apart from supervising Master's and Ph.D students, she has been the coordinator for Family Law 1/ Law 2220 - from 2005 till 2012, also the coordinator for Family Law and Ethics Unit (FAME) from 2008-2010 and is currently the coordinator for Teaching in Learning of AIKOL.


Area of Specialisation


  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Syariah Law ~ Other Syariah Law n.e.c.
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Other Law n.e.c. - Gender Issues
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Family Law - Family Law (Civil and Islamic),Matrimonial Property Law and Islamic Evidence.


Teaching Responsibilities


EVIDENCE & PROCEDURE OF SHARIAH COURT I 2018/2019 2014/2015 2016/2017 2019/2020 2006/2007 2003/2004 2012/2013 2015/2016 1996/1997 2011/2012 2017/2018 1997/1998 1995/1996 2009/2010 2002/2003 2010/2011 2004/2005 2005/2006
EVIDENCE & PROCEDURE OF SHARIAH COURT II 1996/1997
EVIDENCE OF SHARIAH COURT 2020/2021
FAMILY LAW 2019/2020 2018/2019 2020/2021 1992/1993 2008/2009
FAMILY LAW I 2008/2009 2010/2011 2016/2017 1996/1997 2004/2005 2007/2008 2011/2012 2014/2015 2006/2007 2003/2004 2012/2013 2005/2006 1995/1996 2015/2016 2009/2010 2002/2003 1997/1998 1994/1995 2017/2018 1993/1994
FAMILY LAW II 1993/1994 1996/1997 1994/1995 2008/2009 1997/1998
FAMILY MANAGEMENT & PARENTING 2020/2021 2012/2013 2017/2018 2010/2011 2014/2015 2011/2012 2016/2017 2008/2009 2007/2008 2018/2019 2009/2010 2015/2016 2006/2007 2019/2020
ISLAMIC LEGAL SYSTEM I 1993/1994 1994/1995
ISLAMIC LEGAL SYSTEM II 1994/1995
MALAYSIAN LEGAL SYSTEM 2017/2018
MALAYSIAN LEGAL SYSTEM I 1993/1994 1994/1995
MALAYSIAN LEGAL SYSTEM II 1993/1994
UNDANG-UNDANG KELUARGA ISLAM 2018/2019 2014/2015
UNDANG-UNDANG KETERANGAN ISLAM 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021 2015/2016 2016/2017 2014/2015 2017/2018


Research Projects


Completed
2017 - 2017 Malaysia's Accession to the Hague Children's Conventions: The Feasibility Analysis
2014 - 2018 Formulation of Legal Framework for Shared Parenting in Custodial Disputes in Malaysia: Protecting Welfare of the Child After Marital Separation
2013 - 2014 Proper Administration of Matrimonial Property Among After Divorce in Zanzibar's Kadhis Court: the Relevance of Malaysia Model
2013 - 2017 Legal Framework for Community Mediation in Malaysia : Exploring the Suitable Structure
2013 - 2018 Formulation of Legal Framework for Division of Matrimonial Property After Divorce: Incorporating Elements of Future Business Interest
2012 - 2015 Elopment Lombok Style : Exploring the Behavioural Patterns of Parties and their Implication in Developing the Socio Legal Framework for Malaysia
2011 - 2014 Establishing a Model for Family Mediation in Malaysia: Replacing the Marriage Tribunal Under the National Registration Department
2011 - 2015 Formulation of a Legal Framework for Sustaining Family Institution in Malaysia
2010 - 2014 Formulation of a Comprehensive Model of Family Court System in Malaysia: Towards an Effective Family Disputes Resolution
2007 - 2012 Family Law for Non-Muslims in Malaysia: Development and Reforms
On-Going
2014 - Present Establishing a Legal Framework for the Practice of Family Mediation in Malaysia
2013 - Present The Formulation of an Online Dispute Management Framework and the Implementation of E-family Expert Portal in Malaysia
2011 - Present The Role of Sulhu towrads the Process of Reducing the Rate of Divorce in the Kadhis Court in Zanzibar Following the Malaysian Model (RU 2011)
2009 - Present Family Law and Ethics Unit (FAME)


Award & Recognition


19 Jun, 2014 Siver Medal - IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation (IRIEE 2014) University
05 Jun, 2013 Gold Medal - IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation (IRIEE 2013) University
05 Jun, 2013 Silver Medal - IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation (IRIEE 2013) University
21 Aug, 2012 Best Library Partner Award - IIUM Library University
20 Jun, 2012 Silver Medal - IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation (IRIEE 2012) University
14 Jul, 2011 Silver Medal - IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation (IRIEE 2011) University
20 Jun, 2011 Gold Medal - IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation (IRIEE 2011) University


Publications


Article

2019 A polemical discourse over the legitimation of illegitimate children under Islamic Law. IIUM Law Journal, 27 (1) pp. 151-179
2018 Claim on future interest as matrimonial property: special reference to Malaysia Shari’ah courts. Herald NAMSCA, 1 () pp. 892-896
2018 Extending the scope of protection to domestic violence victims in relation to employment entitlements. Malayan Law Journal, 2 (lxxi) pp. 1-7
2017 Claims of intangible interest as matrimonial property at Shari’ah Courts: a special reference to Kelantan,Terengganu and Malacca. Pertanika Social Sciences & Humanities, 25 (S) () pp. 97-103
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 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 Examining the policy of mandatory premarital HIV screening programme for Muslims in Malaysia. Pertanika Journal of Social Science & Humanities, 23 (S) pp. 129-140
2015 Justification for state intervention in family matters: an analysis from the context of islamic jurisprudence. Journal of Contemporary Islamic Studies, 1 () pp. 33-49
2015 The application of contract law principles in domestic contracts. Pertanika Journal of Social Science & Humanities, 23 (S) () pp. 281-290
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
2014 Rights of future interest as matrimonial property: special reference to earning capacity. IIUM Law Journal, 22 (2) pp. 249-264
2013 The position of pre-marital gift as matrimonial property in Malaysia. The Law Review, () pp. 32-41
2012 Adequacy of legislation in protecting the rights of muslim women against spousal violence in Malaysia. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 6 (11) pp. 319-325
2012 Duty of full and frank disclosure in the division of matrimonial property : the law and practice in Malaysia. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 6 (11) pp. 306-311
2012 Right of women to obtain divorce under shari‘ah and Islamic Family Law of Malaysia: with special reference to Ta’liq and Khulu’. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 6 (11) pp. 286-293
2012 The role of Sulh towards the process of reducing the rate of divorce in the Kadhis’courts in Zanzibar: Following the Malaysian model. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 6 (11) pp. 166-178
2011 Best interest of children in division of matrimonial property/ harta sepencarian: bridging the gap between civil law and the Shariah. Journal of Islamic Law Review, 7 (2) pp. 241-256
2011 Best interest of children in the division of family business as matrimonial property: the civil and shariah courts’ perspectives in Malaysia. Malayan Law Journal, 2 () pp. i-xxiii
2009 "Legal Exposure": lifting the corporate veil in deciding matrimonial property (harta sepencarian). The Law Review, () pp. 596-613
2009 "Legal Exposure": lifting the corporate veil in deciding matrimonial property (harta sepencarian). The Law Review, () pp. 596-613
2009 Divorce reform and family mediation in England: an overview of the relevant provisions of the Family Law Act, 1996. IIUM Law Journal, 17 (2) pp. 247-269
2009 Penceraian sebagai jalan keluar. Berita Harian, () pp. 12
2008 An order to transfer the matrimonial home absolutely to one party after a divorce under the Malaysian law: is it just and equitable?. The Malayan Law Journal, 2 () pp. xi-xxii
2007 Division of matrimonial property in Malaysia: the legal historical perspective. Sejarah : Jurnal Jabatan Sejarah Universiti Malaya, 15 () pp. 143-160
2007 Right of participation in business as matrimonial property: the Malaysian experience. IIUM Law Journal, 15 (1) pp. 85-99
2007 The right of wife to apply for the division of matrimonial property on dissolution of marriage: the Malaysian perspective. The Law Review 2007, () pp. 13-34
Conference or Workshop Item

2020 Flagship Exhibition 2020: Peace and justice in the community. In: Exhibition on IIUM Flagship Project for Takrim Day 2020,
2019 Peace and justice in the community. In: Workshop on University Flagship Projects: Finalisation and Monitoring 2019,
2017 Averting posthumous conflicts over inheritance: Takharuj negotiation. In: International Conference on Dispute Resolution 2017 - Modern Trends in Effective Dispute Resolution,
2017 Efforts to save savable marriage through reconciliation process under family law in Malaysia: Issues and challenges. In: International Conference on Dispute Resolution 2017 - Modern Trends in Effective Dispute Resolution,
2017 Resolution of matrimonial dispute in the Civil Court of Malaysia: Mediation as away forward. In: International Conference on Dispute Resolution 2017 - Modern Trends in Effective Dispute Resolution,
2015 Examining the policy of mandatory premartial HIV screening programme for Muslims in Malaysia. In: 4th International Conference on Law & Society (ICLAS IV) 2015 ,
2015 Prevention of illegal marriages: a maqasid al-Shari'ah perspective. In: International Conference on Maqasid Al-Shari'ah in Public Policy and Governance,
2014 Establishing a model for family mediation in Malaysia: replacing the marriage tribunal under the national registration department. In: International Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition 2014 (IRIIE2014),
2013 Mandatory pre-marital HIV screening programme in Malaysia: balancing human rights and religious values. In: National Conference on Human Rights in Malaysia,
2013 Pre-marital gift and its position after divorce: Malaysian experience. In: International Conference on Law and Society I (ICLAS 1),
2013 Rights in future interest as matrimonial property; special reference to earning capacity. In: International Conference on Commercial Laws,
2012 Pengenalan kepada Undang-undang Keluarga Islam dan Bukan Islam di Malaysia. In: Kursus Mediasi Komuniti Lanjutan Siri 1/2012,
2011 Business assets as matrimonial property from the civil law and shariah perspectives; implication for national family policy. In: Seminar Kebangsaan Polisi Keluarga Malaysia 2011,
2011 Sustaining the power of the Malaysian Civil Court in the division of matrimonial property: duty of full and frank disclosure. In: 8th Asian Law Institute Conference (ASLI),
2010 "Legal exposure" lifting the corporate veil in deciding matrimonial property. In: International Conference on Arts, Social Sciences and Technology 2010 (iCAST2010),
2010 "Personal @ business" businesses'/companies' assets as matrimonial property; the legal policy. In: International Conference on Public Policies & Social Sciences e-Proceedings (icops2010),
2007 An order to transfer the matrimonial home absolutely to one party after a divorce under the Malaysian law: is it just and equitable?. In: The 4th Asian Law Institute (ASLI) Conference "Voice from asia for a just and equitable world",
2007 Right of participation in business as matrimonial property: the Malaysian experience. In: International Family Law Conference 2007,
Book

2018 Malaysia - Family and succession law. Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 9789065448880
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 Contemporary issues on matrimonial property . IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674182250
2011 Family law (Non-Muslims) in Malaysia. IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789670225883
2009 Undang-undang keluarga dan prosedur. Department of Islamic Law & Harun M. Hashim Law Centre, ISBN: 9789834120351
Book Section

2014 Rights of a housewife in the husband's business: the issues of matrimonial property: the Malaysian family law and Shari'ah perspective. In: SerialsPublications, ISBN: 9788183876247, pp. 166-191
2011 ‘Mersher Order’ in protecting the children’s right not to lose a roof over their head after a divorce: Malaysian experience . In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674182250, pp. 99-111
2011 Best interest of children in division of matrimonial property: bridging the gap between civil law and Shar'iah. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789670225890, pp. 517-535
2011 Business assets as matrimonial property: implication for family policy . In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674182250, pp. 141-160
2011 Human capital as matrimonial property. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674182250, pp. 129-140
2011 Pre-marital gift and its position after divorce. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674182267, pp. 187-195
2007 Masalah tuntutan harta sepencarian. In: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, ISBN: 978-983-62-9727-3, pp. 216-256
2007 Masalah tuntutan harta sepencarian. In: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, ISBN: 978-983-62-9727-3, pp. 216-256