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Sharifah Zubaidah Bt. Syed Abdul Kader

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Legal Science - Doctor of Philosophy, Bond University
  • Masters of Comparative Laws - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Laws - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Matriculation - Certificate, International Islamic University Malaysia

Sharifah Zubaidah Bt. Syed Abdul Kader (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

AHMAD IBRAHIM KULLIYYAH OF LAWS


sharifahz@iium.edu.my
4293


Expert Profile


Sharifah Zubaidah Syed Abdul Kader obtained her LLB (Hons.) and MCL from IIUM and SJD from Bond University, Australia (2002). She is also a non-practising Advocate & Solicitor of the High Court of Malaya. She has authored two books and more than 26 articles on various issues on Malaysian Land Law as well as Waqf Governance and presented more than 24 papers in local and international conferences.
Dr. Sharifah Zubaidah is also passionate about Law Teaching and Learning and actively coaches and advises law students at Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws in client counseling and consultation skills.
Dr. Sharifah Zubaidah has conducted research and consultancy work with the Ministry of Public Works ('Water Commission' - 2002, 'Legal and Institutional Framework for Pollution Prevention in Sungai Pinang' - 2004), Ministry of Housing and Local Government, ('Encyclopedia of Planning Law in Malaysia' and 'Penang Appeal Board Cases' - 2004-2006), the Prime Minister's Department ('PELAWI' - 2003 and The Specific Relief Act 1950: Proposals for Reform - 2011) and the Ministry of Education (Kajian Halatuju Sarjana Muda Undang-Undang di Malaysia - 2013-2014). She has also been involved in training sessions relating to Land Laws organised by ILKAP, the Attorney-General's Chambers Malaysia and UNHABITAT (United Nations). She regularly speaks at seminars and conferences on issues relating to property development.
She is currently an Associate Professor at the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, Director of the International Centre for Waqf Research and associate editor for the IIUM Law Journal.


Area of Specialisation


  • Economics, Business And Management ~ Economics, Business And Management ~ Management ~ Environmental Management - Water and river management
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Land Law
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Planning Law
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Education ~ Educational Psychology - Land Law, Planning Law and Water Laws
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Comparative Law - Waqf
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Equity and Trust Law


Teaching Responsibilities


CIVIL PROCEDURE I 1995/1996
CIVIL PROCEDURE II 1995/1996
EQUITY & TRUST 1993/1994
EQUITY & TRUSTS I 2004/2005 2006/2007 2002/2003 2005/2006 2000/2001 2018/2019
LAND LAW I 2012/2013 2013/2014 2003/2004 2001/2002 1994/1995 2016/2017 2020/2021 2008/2009 2017/2018 2006/2007 2004/2005 2002/2003 2015/2016 2005/2006 2014/2015 2009/2010 2010/2011 1995/1996 2018/2019 2011/2012
LAND LAW II 2009/2010 2019/2020 2018/2019 2004/2005 2011/2012 2017/2018 2016/2017 2008/2009 2012/2013 1994/1995 2010/2011 2014/2015 2020/2021 2013/2014 2015/2016
LAW OF CONTRACT II 2002/2003
LEGAL METHOD 2008/2009
LEGAL STUDIES (CONSTRUCTION) FOR QUANTITY SURVEYORS 2011/2012
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE I 1993/1994 1994/1995 1995/1996
PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE II 1994/1995 1995/1996 1993/1994


Research Projects


Completed
2021 - 2021 KAJIAN PENYEDIAAN DRAF RANG UNDANG-UNDANG PINDAAN AKTA HAKMILIK STRATA 1985 (AKTA 318) BERKAITAN PENAMATAN DAN PEMBANGUNAN SEMULA SKIM STRATA (STRATA RENEWAL)
2016 - 2019 Looking into the Opportunities and Challenges in Waqf Taxation Incentives in Malaysia
2014 - 2016 Circumstances Where Specific Performance May or May Not be the Most Appropriate Remedies in Land Contract in Malaysia
2012 - 2015 Housing Development and Consumer Protection: A Study on the Problems of Late Delivery of Vacant Possession
2012 - 2016 A Study on the Need for A Comprehensive Law on Landlord and Tenant (Retail Tenancy) in Peninsular Malaysia
2011 - 2012 Specific Relief Act 1950: Proposal for Reform
2011 - 2012 Disputes and Issues Relating to Sale and Purchase Land in Malaysia (RU 2011)
2008 - 2009 Issues of Land Fraud in Klang Valley: Proposing for Administrative & Legal Reforms
2008 - 2009 Pollution Prevention in Malaysian Rivers: A Legal and Institutional Perspective
On-Going
2021 - Present Curricula Development on Climate Change Policy and Law (CCP_Law) ERASMUS+ CBHE project ID 618874_CCP- Law
2020 - Present Kajian Cadangan Penubuhan Semula Lembaga Kemajuan Pahang Tenggara (DARA) Dan Lembaga Kemajuan Wilayah Jengka (LKWJ)
2020 - Present Kajian Pemantapan dan Perundangan Lembaga Pertubuhan Peladang (LPP) dan Pertubuhan Peladang (PP)
2019 - Present KAJIAN DAN PENGUBALAN AKTA SEWAAN KEDIAMAN (RESIDENTIAL TENANCY ACT ? RTA)
2017 - Present CREATING SECURITY FOR FINANCING OF WAQF PROPERTY DEVELOPMENT IN MALAYSIA: LEGAL AND SHARIAH ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS
2016 - Present A Study on the Regulatory Powers Relating to Charity Under the Companies Commission Malaysia (SSM)
2015 - Present Pengharmonian Undang-Undang: Kajian Undang-Undang Bertulis
2007 - Present Property Law Research Unit (PLRU)
- Smoke-Free Zone Law: Knowledge and Attitude Regarding Tobacco-Free Campus Policy Among IIUM Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL) Staff and Undergraduate Students.
- Contribution of Tan Sri Harun M. Hashim in the Legal Development in Malaysia


Award & Recognition


24 Jul, 2019 Best Teacher Award (University) - International Islamic University Malaysia University
04 Mar, 2003 Quality Research Award (Kulliyyah) - International Islamic University Malaysia Kulliyyah


Publications


Article

2020 Analysing the need to regulate non-profit foundations under the Trustee (Incorporation) Act 1952: towards transparency and good governance. International Journal of Business and Society, Vol. 21 (S1) pp. 165-176
2020 Analysing the need to regulate non-profit foundations under the Trustees (incorporation) Act 1952: towards transparency and good governance. International Journal of Business and Society, 21 (S1) pp. 165-176
2019 Examining the evolution of waqf regulations in Selangor: an analysis of the governance framework and transformative approach. IIUM Law Journal, 27 (2) pp. 337-365
2018 ADR as an alternative access to justice in resolving WAQF land disputes. Current Law Journal, () pp. 1-30
2018 Examining the fiduciary duties of the waqf trustee: Benchmarking with the law of trusts and Islam. Shariah Law Reports Articles, 1 () pp.
2018 Preliminary examination of the regulatory regime to establish a foundation university in Turkey. Journal of Legal, Ethical and Regulatory Issues, 21 (4) pp. 1-6
2018 Remedies of specific performance for land contracts: Legal development. Journal of Valuation and Property Services, 16 () pp. 1-11
2018 The meaning and legal consequences of 'Sole-trustee' of Waqf under the shariah and Malaysian Waqf laws. Shariah Law Reports Articles, 4 () pp. 1-15
2017 A judicial misconception of mosque disputes in common law jurisdiction: The supreme court's declaration of high court's jurisdiction in imamship disputes in Nigeria. Miyetti Quarterly Law Review, 2 (1) pp. 123-147
2017 Present and future research for productive waqf management and administration in Malaysia. Journal of Islamic Law Review, 13 (2 (July-December)) pp. 119-142
2017 The potential of Waqf for maintenance and management of stratified properties in Malaysia. IIUM Law Journal, 25 (2) pp. 229-256
2016 Kerangka undang-undang pengurusan wakaf di Malaysia: ke arah keseragaman undang-undang = (Legal framework for waqf management in Malaysia: towards uniformity of laws). Kanun- Jurnal Undang-Undang Malaysia, 28 (1) pp. 101-126
2016 Legal issues of land acquisition in Zanzibar . International Journal of Business Management and Economic Studies , 4 (1) pp. 1-4
2016 The compatibility of land tenure law in Zanzibar with Islamic principles: an analysis. IIUM LAW JOURNAL, 24 (1) pp. 129-156
2016 Viability of cash waqf models under the Nigerian law: an appraisal. Journal of Islamic Law Review, 12 (1) pp. 19-57
2015 A comparative study on the feasibility of introducing a law to regulate retail tenancies in peninsular Malaysia. Jurnal Teknologi, 72 (1) pp. 1-9
2014 Claiming damages for late delivery of vacant possession of private houses in Malaysia: legal issues and challenges. International Review of Management and Business Research, 3 (2) pp. 907-914
2014 Legal framework for management of waqf land in Malaysia. Shariah Law Reports, 4 () pp. i-xxiii
2013 Eviction of unlawful occupiers of property in Malaysia- judicial responses and policy. Malayan Law Journal Articles, 1 () pp. 1-17
2013 Islamic law on peasant usufruct in Ottoman Syria 17th Century to 19th Century. By Sabrina Joseph (Studies in Islamic Law and Society, 37). Leiden, Brill, 2012. vii + 199 pp.. Journal of Islamic Law Review, 9 (1) pp. 127-129
2013 Privatization of maritime security surveillance and enforcement: a compromise of state sovereignty. Journal of Law Policy and Globalization, 9 () pp. 19-25
2012 Rehabilitation of abandoned housing projects of liquidated housing-developer-companies: a comparative legal analysis between the position in Malaysia and in The United Kingdom. Malayan Law Journal, 4 () pp. cxvii-cliv
2012 Right of ship access to Port State under international law: all bark with no bite. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 6 (11) pp. 214-222
2011 Shariah and legal issues in house buying in Malaysia: the legality of Bay’Bithaman-al-Ajil (‘BBA’) with special reference to abandoned housing projects. Pertanika J. Soc. Sci. & Hum., 19 (2) pp. 349-361
2010 Shariah and legal issues in the Bay' Bithaman-al-Ajil (BBA): a viewpoint. Malayan Law Journal, 6 () pp. lxxv-cxiii
2008 Legal and institutional framework for pollution prevention in Malaysian rivers. Malayan Law Journal, 4 () pp. lxxv-cviii
2004 Power to decide on development applications under the National Land Code 1965: the position in Selangor. IIUM Law Journal, 12 (1) pp. 73-93
2004 Towards good water governance in Malaysia: establishing an enabling legal environment. The Malayan Law Journal, 3 () pp. civ-cxx
2002 Challenging planning conditions: Wednesbury unreasonableness and the making of consequential orders. The Malayan Law Journal, 2 () pp. ccxii-ccxxiii
2000 Remedies against the land administration authority. The Malayan Law Journal, 1 () pp. cv-cxii
1996 Mediation of legal disputes: whither in Malaysia?. Insaf: The Journal of the Malaysian Bar, XXV (3) pp. 31-39
Conference or Workshop Item

2020 Regulating charitable organization in Malaysia: Issues and proposal. In: 8th Global Waqf Conference 2020,
2019 Dasar dan perundangan perancangan dan pengurusan guna tanah di Malaysia. In: Bengkel Undang-Undang Bagi Pengurusan dan Perancangan Guna Tanah dan perlindungan Alam Sekitar di Kawasan Taman Negeri,
2017 Legal framework for waqf of immoveable property in Malaysia. In: The 2nd, 3rd and 4th Global Waqf Conference 2016,
2017 New developments on Waqf laws in Malaysia: are they comprehensive?. In: International Conference on Law and Society 6 (ICLAS 6),
2017 Regulating charitable organization in Malaysia with special references to waqaf corporation. In: 5th Global Waqf Conference 2017,
2017 The meaning and legal consequences of ‘sole-trustee’ of waqf under the shariah and Malaysian waqf laws. In: 5th Global Waqf Conference 2017,
2017 Updates on legal issues under Malaysia land laws. In: Seminar on Updates on Legal Issues under Malaysian Land Law and An Overview of the Amendments to the National Land Code 1965,
2016 A comparative study on the feasibility of introducing a law to regulate retail tenancies in Peninsular Malaysia. In: 8th International Real Estate Research Symposium (IRERS) 2016,
2016 Cabaran memperkasa agenda wakaf menurut perspektif perundangan. In: Seminar Wakaf Pendidikan Tinggi 2016,
2016 Case studies of waqf governance in selected Muslim-minority countries. In: The 4th Global Waqf Conference (GWC) 2016,
2016 External Constraints of Waqf in Non-Muslim Countries. In: 5th International Awqaf Magazine Conference,
2016 The appropriate measures in developing IDLE waqf land. In: 3rd Malaysia Land Conference 2016,
2016 Wakaf aset umum di perumahan kondominium dan apartmen untuk kesejahteraan penduduk rumah kos rendah. In: Diskusi Meja Bulat Perlaksanaan Hukum Wakaf ,
2015 Enforcement of housing law in Malaysia: issues and challenges. In: International Conference on “New Directions in Multidisciplinary Research & Practice” (NDMRP -2015),
2015 Housing development and consumer protection: a study on the issue of late delivery of vacant possession from the consumer perspective. In: The 25th International Business Management Association Conference (IBIMA),
2015 Housing development and consumer protection: a study on the problems of late delivery of vacant possession. In: 11th NAPREC Conference 2015,
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 Remedies for specific performance for land contract: legal development. In: 8th International Real Estate Research Symposium (IRERS) 2016,
2015 Trust, foundation and waqf development: emerging of established traditions. In: International Conference on Waqaf, Trust and Endowment,
2014 Housing development and consumer protection: a study on the issue of late delivery of vacant possession from the consumer perspective. In: 7th International Real Estate Research (IRERS) IBIMA Conference 2014 indexed at ISI,
2014 Protecting house buyers against late delivery of vacant possession: a case of Malaysia. In: AsRES 19th International Conference 2014,
2013 The strata management tribunal: a new dimension of Malaysian strata titles law . In: Asia Pacific Network for Housing Research (APNHR 2013),
2012 Climate change adaptation and mitigation through land use decision making in Malaysia. In: Proceeding of International Conference on Public Policy and Social Science,
2012 Coping with climate change through air pollution control: some legal initiatives from Malaysia. In: 2012 International Conference on Environment, Energy and Biotechnology (ICPBEE), Vol. .33,
2012 Disputes and issues arising from unlawful occupation of state land in Malaysia. In: Disputes and Issues in Property and Land Laws in Malaysia,
2012 Waqf lands and challenges from the legal perspectives in Malaysia. In: IIUM-Toyo University Joint Symposium Sustainable Build Environment: Lessons Learned from Malaysia and Japan ,
Book

2019 Waqf in selected Asian countries. Percetakan Nasional Malaysia Berhad, ISBN: 978-983-3142-44-6
2016 A student guide to equity and equitable remedies in Malaysia. Lexis Nexis, ISBN: 978-967-400-631-0
2008 Principles of Malaysian land law. LexisNexis Malaysia Sdn Bhd, ISBN: 9789679629200
Book Section

2019 Creating security to finance waqf property development in Malaysia: Issues and solutions. In: Emerald Publishing Ltd, ISBN: 978-1-78973-546-8, pp. 53-68
2019 Creating security to finance waqf property development in Malaysia: Issues and solutions. In: Emerald Publishing Ltd, ISBN: 978-1-78973-546-8, pp. 53-68
2019 Progression of policies and laws towards addressing climate change and sustainability issues: recent initiatives from Malaysia. In: Springer, ISBN: 978-3-319-92827-2, pp. 133-147
2019 Progression of policies and laws towards addressing climate change and sustainability issues: recent initiatives from Malaysia. In: Springer, ISBN: 978-3-319-92827-2, pp. 133-147
2019 Protection of property through waqf institution: analysis of court decision in Malaysia pre and post-independence. In: International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 9789833142446, pp. 40-54
2019 Waqf literatures from Malaysia: 60 years after independence. In: International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 9789833142446, pp. 55-130
2017 Challenges in management for sustainability of waqf lands in Malaysia. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-444-5, pp. 111-131
2017 Current legal issues concerning awqaf in Malaysia. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-444-5, pp. 162-193
2017 Current legal issues concerning awqaf in Malaysia. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-444-5, pp. 162-193
2017 The legal position of waqf lands in Malaysia. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-4444-5, pp. 85-110
2017 The legal position of waqf lands in Malaysia. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-967-418-4444-5, pp. 85-110
2015 Learning from decided construction cases and commentaries. In: LexisNexis (Singapore) 2008 Pte Ltd , ISBN: 978-967-400-345-6, pp. 115-117
2013 Current legal issues concerning awqéf in Malaysia. In: Institute of Objective Studies, ISBN: 9789389965414, pp. 82-115
2013 Eviction of unlawful occupiers of land: judicial responses and policies . In: Sweet and Maxwell Asia, ISBN: 9789670498133, pp. 271-288
2013 Eviction of unlawful occupiers of land: judicial responses and policies . In: Sweet and Maxwell Asia, ISBN: 9789670498133, pp. 271-288
2013 Malaysia country report. In: XII Levha, ISBN: 978-605-4687-63-3, pp. 593-603
2013 Ulke raporu Malezya. In: XII Levha, ISBN: 978-605-4687-63-3, pp. 607-620
2011 Disputes and issues relating to sale and purchase of land in Malaysia. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789670225432, pp. 345-365
2011 Shari'ah and legal issues in house buying Malaysia: the legality of bay' bithaman-al-ajil ('BBA') in the light of abandoned housing project. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789670225890, pp. 337-383
2006 Controlling changes of use of land in Malaysia: dual authorities and the dilemma of certainty vs. flexibility. In: Research Centre, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 983-2957-93-1, pp. 217-254
2006 Controlling changes of use of land in Malaysia: dual authorities and the dilemma of certainty vs. flexibility. In: Research Centre, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 983-2957-93-1, pp. 217-254
2006 Controlling changes of use of land in Malaysia: dual authorities and the dilemma of certainty vs. flexibility. In: Research Centre, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 983-2957-93-1, pp. 217-254