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Ahmad Azam Bin Othman

Academic Qualification

  • Ph.D in Law and Shari'ah - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wales, Lampeter
  • Master in Law and Shari'ah - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Bachelor in Law - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Bachelor in Shariah - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia

Ahmad Azam Bin Othman (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

AHMAD IBRAHIM KULLIYYAH OF LAWS


aazam@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Ahmad Azam Othman obtained his LL.B (Hons), LLB (Shari'ah)(Hons), MCL degrees from the IIUM and Ph.D from University of Wales. Upon completion of his Ph.D, he returned to Malaysia in January 2001 and took up an assistant professor position at the IIUM.
He was the Director of Harun M. Hashim Law Centre of Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL), IIUM for the period 1st June 2011-30th June 2012 and Head of Department of Islamic Law of AIKOL from 1st. June 2006 to 30th. May 2008. He has vast experience in teaching postgraduate as well as undergraduate courses. Besides, he is an internal examiner and supervisor to numbers of Ph.D theses and Master's dissertations in various areas including Islamic Banking, Islamic Microfinance, Islamic Capital Market, Takaful and Waqf.
Presently, Dr. Ahmad Azam Othman is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Islamic Law of AIKOL, IIUM.


Area of Specialisation


  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Syariah Law ~ Other Syariah Law n.e.c.
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Syariah Law ~ Islamic Banking Law - Comparative Law, Islamic Law of Transactions, Islamic Law of Banking and Takaful, Islamic Law of Property, Islamic Law of Obligations
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Comparative Law
  • Economics, Business And Management ~ Economics, Business And Management ~ Islamic Finance ~ Other Islamic Finance n.e.c.


Teaching Responsibilities


EVIDENCE & PROCEDURE OF SHARIAH COURT II 1996/1997
HISTORICAL & PHILOSOPHICAL FOUNDATIONS OF MALAYSIAN EDUCATION 2013/2014
ISLAMIC BANKING LAW AND TAKAFUL 2020/2021
ISLAMIC LAW OF BANKING AND SECURITIES 2016/2017 2015/2016 2021/2022 2017/2018 2018/2019 2014/2015
ISLAMIC LAW OF BANKING AND TAKAFUL 2017/2018 2013/2014 2010/2011 2015/2016 2018/2019 2020/2021 2019/2020 2016/2017 2014/2015 2009/2010
ISLAMIC LAW OF OBLIGATION 2011/2012 2019/2020 2020/2021 2018/2019 2014/2015 2021/2022 2017/2018
ISLAMIC LAW OF OBLIGATIONS 2008/2009 2011/2012 2009/2010 2010/2011
ISLAMIC LAW OF PROPERTY 2007/2008 2014/2015 2015/2016 2010/2011 2001/2002 2002/2003 2009/2010 2017/2018 2013/2014 2004/2005 2021/2022 2020/2021 2011/2012 2008/2009 2005/2006 2019/2020 2018/2019 2003/2004 2016/2017 2006/2007
LEADERSHIP & ISLAMIC EDUCATION 2010/2011
SCHOOL AND COMMUNITY 2012/2013
TRANSACTIONS IN ISLAMIC LAW I 2001/2002 1996/1997 2003/2004
TRANSACTIONS IN ISLAMIC LAW II 2001/2002 1996/1997 2003/2004 2006/2007 2009/2010 2007/2008 2002/2003 2004/2005 2008/2009 2005/2006
TRANSACTIONS ISLAMIC LAW II 2005/2006


Research Projects


Completed
2012 - 2015 Legal and shari'ah remedies for islamic banks in islamic house financing
On-Going
2019 - Present PROFILING AND DEVELOPING AN ISLAMIC INTEGRATED SCHOOL AND TAHFIZ SCIENCE PERFORMANCE INDEX IN RELATION TO SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT GOALS
2016 - Present A Study on the Application of Qawa'id Fiqhiyyah (Islamic Legal Maxims) by the Shari'ah Committee in Approving Islamic Banking and Takaful Products in Malaysia
2016 - Present A Study on the Maxim and Its Application in Islamic Banking and Takaful Industries
2016 - Present A Study on the Rules of Priority Applicable to the 'Asabah Heir in the Islamic Inheritance
2011 - Present Sanctity of Contract under Islamic Law: A Brief Comparison with Malaysian Law of Contract (RU 2011)
2007 - Present Property Law Research Unit (PLRU)
2007 - Present Instructional Leadership Among Principals of Cluster Secondary Schools in Malaysia


Award & Recognition


11 Jun, 2014 GOLD MEDAL FOR AN ENTRY ENTITLED "EMPIRICAL STUDY ON EFFECTIVENESS OF SHARIAH GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK (SGF 2010) - IIUM RESEARCH, INVENTION AND INNOVATION EXHIBITION 2014 University
19 Feb, 2013 SILVER MEDAL FOR AN ENTRY ENTITLED "THE ROLE OF A TRUSTEE IN SUKUK: THE MALAYSIAN PERSPECTIVE" - IIUM RESEARCH, INVENTION AND INNOVATION EXHIBITION 2013 University
19 Feb, 2013 GOLD MEDAL FOR AN ENTRY ENTITLED "STUDY ON AWARENESS AND ADOPTION OF SHARIAH GOVERNANCE FRAMEWORK 2010 (SGF 2010) BY THE ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS (IFIs) IN MALAYSIA IRIIE 2013 - IIUM RESEARCH, INVENTION AND INNOVATION EXHIBITION 2013 University
19 Feb, 2013 SILVER MEDAL FOR AN ENTRY ENTITLE "SHARIAH GOVERNENACE FOR ISLAMIC FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS IN MALAYSIA ON THE INDEPENDENCY OF SHARIAH COMMITTEE AND EFFICIENCY OF ITS SHARIAH DESICION - IIUM RESEARCH, INVENTION AND INNOVATION EXHIBITION 2013 University


Publications


Article

2020 Issues & challenges of applying Islamic banking in Zanzibar: a way forward. International Research Journal of Shariah, Muamalat and Islam (IRJSMI), 2 (4) pp. 22-34
2017 Inadequacy of consumer protections from unfair contract terms in Musharakah Mutanaqisah home financing in Malaysia. Journal of Islamic Finance, 6 (Special Issue) pp. 231-241
2017 Rangka kerja pengurusan risiko syariah institusi kewangan Islam: Suatu usaha menangani risiko ketidakpatuhan syariah global = Sharia risk management framework for Islamic financial institutions: Its global application in managing sharia non-compliant risk. Kanun : Jurnal Undang-undang Malaysia, 29 (2) pp. 99-127
2017 Shariah risk management process for Islamic financial institutions in the context of shariah governance framework 2010. UUM Journal of Legal Studies, 8 () pp. 1-15
2016 Legal issues of land acquisition in Zanzibar . International Journal of Business Management and Economic Studies , 4 (1) pp. 1-4
2014 A study on the Shariah decision making processes adopted by the Shariah committee in Malaysian Islamic financial institutions. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 8 (13) pp. 670-675
2014 Sanctity of contract under Islamic law: an expository study with special reference to the Malaysian Islamic banking cases. Journal of Islamic Law Review, 10 (1) pp. 23-50
2014 The implementation of Shariah governance framework of 2010: advantages and constraints. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 8 (13) pp. 684-687
2013 Bank's remedy of damages in Bai Bithaman Ajil (BBA) financing. Current Law Review, 4 () pp. 17-30
2012 Study on the awareness and adoption of Shari‘ah governance framework 2010 by the Islamic financial institutions in Malaysia. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 6 (11) pp. 83-89
2012 The role of a trustee in Sukuk: the Malaysian perspective. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 6 (11) pp. 326-330
2011 Principle of autonomy in letter of credit: Malaysian practice. IIUM Law Journal, 19 (2) pp. 201-242
2010 An overview of Shari'ah issues regarding the application of the Islamic letter of credit practice in Malaysia. ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance, 2 (2) pp. 37-66
Conference or Workshop Item

2020 Assessment of Ta'widh and Gharamah in Islamic financing contract and its' applicability potential for construction works contracts. In: AMERABRA International Virtual Conference on Environmental Behavioral Studies 2nd Series,
2020 Assessment of Ta’widh and Gharamah in Islamic financing contract and its applicability potential for construction works contracts. In: AMER ABRA International Virtual Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies 2nd Series (AIVCE-BS-2),
2018 Procedural law governing event of default of Islamic financing in Malaysia: issues and challenges. In: 7th International Conference on Law And Society (ICLAS 7),
2015 Legal issues of land acquisition in Zanzibar. In: International Conference on Advanced Research in Business and Social Sciences 2015 (ICARBSS 2015),
2015 Legal issues of land acquisition in Zanzibar. In: 1st International Conference on Advanced Research in Business and Social Sciences 2015 (ICARBSS 2015),
2015 Shariah risk management process for Islamic financial institutions in the context of Shariah Governance Framework 2010. In: The 8th UUM International Legal Conference 2015,
2014 Remedies available to Malaysian Islamic banks upon default of monthly payment by the customer in Musharakah Mutanaqisah (diminishing partnership) house financing. In: Islamic Business Management Conference (IBMC 2014),
2014 Sanctity of contract under Islamic law with special reference to the Malaysian Islamic banking cases. In: International Conference on Law and Society III (ICLAS III),
2013 Enhancement programmes conducted by Malaysian Islamic banks towards the implementation of Shariah compliance. In: International Conference on Commercial Laws (ICCL 2013) ,
2013 Islamic banking remedies in Malaysia: bank's remedy for default in bay' bithaman ajil (BBA) financing . In: 7th UUM International Legal Conference (ICL 2013),
2013 Principle of autonomy in letter of credit (LC) - An overview from legal and Shariah perspective. In: 4th International Conference on Business and Economic Research (4th ICBER 2013),
2013 Shariah governance for Islamic financial institutions in Malaysia on the independency of Shariah committee and efficiency on its Shariah decisions. In: 7th WSEAS International Conference on Management, Marketing and Finance (MMF '13),
2013 Study on awareness and adoption of Shariah Governance Framework 2010 (SGF 2010) by the Islamic financial institutions (IFIs) in Malaysia. In: IIUM Research, Invention and Innovation Exhibition (IRIIE) 2013,
2013 Study on enhancement programmes conducted by Malaysian Islamic financial institutions. In: 4th International Conference on Business and Economic Research (4th ICBER 2013),
2013 Survey on implementation of internal Shariah compliance function in Malaysian Islamic banks and takaful companies. In: 7th WSEAS International Conference on Management, Marketing and Finance (MMF '13),
2012 Principle of strict compliance in letter of credit: a comparative study from legal and Shariah perspective. In: 3rd International Conference on Business and Economic Research (3rd ICBER 2012,
2011 Fraud in letter of credit - Malaysian banks' perspective. In: The Sixth UUM International Legal Conference 2011 (ILC 2011),
2010 Principle of autonomy in letter of credit: Malaysian practice. In: International Conference on Islamic Banking & Finance: Cross Border Practices & Litigations,
2007 The study of Islamic law in Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Law (AIKOL), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) . In: 15th Commonwealth Legal Education Conference 2007,
2003 Undang-undang kebankrapan Islam. In: Seminar Kebangsaan Mengenai Kebankrapan : Hak & Tanggungjawab,
Book

2018 Remedies for default in Islamic banking: home and car financing. Sweet & Maxwell Asia/Thomson Reuters Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-2187-03-5
2017 Islamic banking in Malaysia: cases and commentaries. The Malaysian Current Law Journal Sdn. Bhd., ISBN: 978-967-457-125-2
2016 Islamic banking and takaful (3rd edition). Pearson Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-349-687-7
Book Section

2019 Procedural laws governing event of default in Islamic financing in Malaysia: issues and challenges. In: Emerald Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-78973-546-8, pp. 193-210
2019 Procedural laws governing event of default in Islamic financing in Malaysia: issues and challenges. In: Emerald Publishing, ISBN: 978-1-78973-546-8, pp. 193-210
2018 Hibah dan faraid dalam undang-undang Islam di Malaysia: adakah wujud percanggahan antara kedua-duanya?. In: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP), ISBN: 978-983-49-1372-4, pp. 286-315
2018 Pengisytiharan kebankrapan dalam undang-undang Islam dan kesannya. In: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP), ISBN: 978-983-49-1372-4, pp. 263-285