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Majdah Binti Zawawi

Academic Qualification

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

Majdah Binti Zawawi (Assoc. Prof. Dr.)

Associate Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

AHMAD IBRAHIM KULLIYYAH OF LAWS


z.majdah@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Dr. Majdah Zawawi joined the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, IIUM after being admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1996. Having obtained her LL.B from IIUM, she proceeded to the University of Jordan for a year of Intensive Arabic Language Course which enabled her to do her LL.B(S) upon her return to IIUM in 1997 and was completed a year later. She then pursued her Master of Comparative Laws programme in 1998 and it was then that she developed a deep interest in the areas of Bioethics and Law. Her Master's dissertation was a comparative study on the legal and ethical aspects of human cloning which later led to the publication of her first monograph, Human Cloning: A Comparative Study of the Legal and Ethical Aspects of Reproductive Human Cloning. This work also won the Best Article Award for the 2000 Institute of Islamic Understanding Writer's Award. After completing her Masters, she worked on her Ph.D thesis entitled, "An Ethico-Legal Analysis of Assisted Reproductive Technologies in Malaysia: Balancing Rights and Responsibilities" submitted to the IIUM in 2007. She writes regularly on these areas and has published articles in local and international journals. Her research and teaching interests are also related closely to the area of Islamic Law in general and Islamic Jurisprudence as well as Islamic Criminal Law in particular. She is also extending her interests in the area of Muslim Friendly Hospitality Services as a result of her collaboration with the Institute of Halal Research (INHART) of IIUM. The university has benefitted from her active involvement in various committees as well as being on the Editorial Board of the IIUM Law Journal and as one of the guest editors for the PERTANIKA Journal of Social Sciences.
Dr. Zawawi is also deeply interested in nurturing legal minds through research and mooting activities. She was actively involved in the training of students for national and international mooting competitions and was influential in the achievement of the 2005 Philip C. Jessup International Moot Court Competition where the IIUM team went to the final rounds and in 2007, she was the coach to the team that got to the quarter final. Upon seeing the benefits of mooting to law students, she was instrumental in introducing two subjects that are hoped would help young students learn the art of legal problem-solving through meticulous legal research, writing and oral presentation. In 2008, with a group of law lecturers, she helped introduce Legal Methods and Compulsory Moots into the curriculum at the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws. She is currently the course coordinator of Compulsory Moots. She has also published a manual for mooting students.
Currently, Dr. Zawawi is an Associate Professor at the Islamic Law Department.


Area of Specialisation


  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Syariah Law ~ Other Syariah Law n.e.c. - Bio-law and Bioethics
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Biosafety Law (Including GMOs, Bioethics, Sustainable Development)


Teaching Responsibilities


COMPULSORY MOOTS 2008/2009 2013/2014 2017/2018 2015/2016 2010/2011 2014/2015 2020/2021 2012/2013 2018/2019 2011/2012 2019/2020 2009/2010
COMPULSORY MOOTS I 2007/2008
COMPULSORY MOOTS II 2007/2008
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I 2000/2001
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW II 2001/2002
FUNDAMENTAL OF SHARIAH 2013/2014 2017/2018 2020/2021
ISLAMIC CRIMINAL JUSTICE 2011/2012 2013/2014
ISLAMIC CRIMINAL LAW 2020/2021 2012/2013 2017/2018 2008/2009 2014/2015 2011/2012 2018/2019 2019/2020
ISLAMIC CRIMINAL LAW I 2000/2001 1999/2000 2001/2002
ISLAMIC CRIMINAL LAW II 2001/2002 2002/2003 2006/2007 2000/2001 2007/2008
LAW RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2020/2021
LEGAL METHOD 2007/2008 2009/2010 2008/2009 2013/2014 2010/2011 2012/2013 2006/2007 2015/2016 2017/2018
LEGAL METHOD AND SKILLS 2013/2014
MOOTING 2002/2003 2001/2002
USUL AL FIQH I 2019/2020 2018/2019
WOMEN'S RIGHTS & GENDER ISSUES 2014/2015


Research Projects


Completed
2013 - 2016 Formulation of a Legal Framework for Preventing Criminal Victimization in Malaysia by incorporating Shari'ah Ruling
2012 - 2016 Status of Left Over Embryos in Malaysia : An Ethico Legal Enquiry
2010 - 2015 A Study on the Level of Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of First Year Students towards the Learning of Legal Method at the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws,IIUM
On-Going
2019 - Present Formulating Shariah Compliant Attributes for Medical Tourism Hospital in Malaysia
2016 - Present A study on Ethical and Legal Issues in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine : A Step Towards Developing Comprehensive Ethico-legal Framework
2013 - Present Legal and Administrative Requirement in Shari'ah Compliant Hospitality Services
2006 - Present Religion & Science Research Unit (RSRU)


Publications


Article

2020 Legal aspects of articular cartilage tissue engineering experimentation: a review on Malaysian acts, regulations and guidelines. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 16 (3) pp. 272-284
2017 "Shari'ah compliant hospitality services" or "Muslim friendly hospitality services": searching for a balance. Malaysian Journal of Consumer Family Economics, 20 (S1) pp. 28-37
2017 An overview of Shari'ah compliant healthcare services in Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Consumer and Family Economics, 20 (S1) pp. 91-100
2017 Healthcare services: Halal pharmaceutical in Malaysia, issues and challenges. Malaysian Journal of Consumer Family Economics, 20 (S1) pp. 101-113
2017 Should fines also benefit victims? An evaluation of fines as a form of punishment in Malaysia with special reference to Islamic law. Intellectual Discourse, 25 (1) pp. 187-202
2017 Understanding the concept of Halal for Muslims and its impact on the tourism industry. Malaysian Journal of Consumer Family Economics, 20 (S1) pp. 11-21
2017 التكييف القانوني لتقنيات التناسل المساعدة "دراسة مقارنة بين الشريعة الإسلامية والقانونية" = Legal characterization for reproduction techniques. International Journal of Muslim World Studies, 15 (1) pp. 3-61
2016 International cross-border surrogacy: an analysis of the Malaysian legal position. IIUM Law Journal, 24 (2) pp. 283-307
2016 The Sharī’ah position on human embryonic research . Current Law Journal, xx (xx) pp. 1-17
2015 Forgiving the enemy: a comparative analysis of the concept of forgiveness in Shari’ah and Malaysian law. Pertanika Journal of Social Science & Humanities, 23(S) () pp. 43-54
2015 Preface for Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities: A Special Edition Devoted to Issues in Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: Spirit, Form & Challenges . Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities: A Special Edition Devoted to Issues in Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: Spirit, Form & Challenges , 23 ((S)) pp.
2014 Genetic screening of newborns in Malaysia: an ethico-legal prognosis. International Journal of Law, Policy and The Family, (28) pp. 135-149
2014 The Islamic approach to conserving biodiversity for global sustainability: an exploration. Advances in Environmental Biology, 8 (3 (sp)) pp. 748-764
2013 Preventing criminal victimization through community education: an Islamic perspective. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies , 3 (10) pp.
2012 Prevention of criminal victimization: An Islamic approach. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 6 (11) pp. 49-55
2010 Donated materials in assisted reproductive technologies: an ethico-legal analysis of art legislations worldwide. Journal of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine, 3 (2) pp. (1-9)
2007 Assisted reproductive technologies in Malaysia: a legal maze for the exercise of reproductive choices of infertile couples. Jurnal Pengguna Malaysia, 9 () pp. 111-153
2002 Legal analogy in Islamic law and common law: Masalik Al-'Illah, obiter dicta and distinguishing compared . IIUM Law Journal, 10 (1) pp. 41-55
2002 Pengklonan manusia dari sudut syara'. Jurnal Penyelidikan Islam, 15 () pp. 41-60
Conference or Workshop Item

2021 The necessity of spousal consent in medical cases: the Shari'ah and Malaysian legal perspectives. In: International Conference on Family Law, Family Justice and the Maqasid al-Shari'ah 2021 (ICEL 2021)),
2021 The necessity of spousal consent in medical cases: the Shari'ah and Malaysian legal perspectives. In: International Conference on Family Law, Family Justice and the Maqasid al-Shari'ah 2021 (ICEL 2021)),
2019 Factors influencing the growth of Muslim friendly hospitality services in Malaysia. In: 2nd International Halal Tourism Congress,
2016 The role of local authority in governing Muslim friendly sport facilities. In: International Language and Tourism Conference 2016 (ILTC 2016),
2015 The narrow path: criminal laws in upholding the consumer rights to information for halal pharmaceutical goods. In: 19th MACFEA National Seminar (MACFEA2015),
2013 The application of the rule of “avoiding hudud due to shubhah” as a mechanism for ensuring justice in the determination of punishments in Islamic criminal law. In: International Seminar On Islamic Jurisprudence In Contemporary Society 2013 (ISLAC 2013),
2012 Preventing Criminal Victimization through Community Education: An Islamic Perspective. In: Asia Pacific International Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies,
2012 Qur'anic guidance on the legal status of human embryos. In: International Seminar on al-Qur'an in Contemporary Society (SQ2012),
2011 Artifical reproductive technologies: a need for a regulatory framework. In: 5th Safe Motherhood Congress,
2011 Genetic testing of newborns: an ethico-legal perspective. In: 1st Malaysia Conference on Rare Disoders & Medical Genetics Conference 2011,
2010 The legal and ethical position of research of human embryos in malaysia. In: ,
2009 Redefining reproductive rights through a harmonised approach of international human rights law and Islamic law. In: 4th International Conference on Harmonisation of Civil Law & Shariah 2009,
2005 Harmonising Islamic principles with contemporary bioethics in the area of assisted reproductive technologies in Malaysia. In: 2nd International Conference on Harmonisation of Shari'ah and Civil Law 2005,
2002 Commercial use of the womb: a comparative study of the legal and ethical position of surrrogacy arrangements in the UK, US snd the shariah. In: International Conference on Law and Commerce 2002,
Book

2013 All you need to know about mooting. Law Professors, ISBN: 978-983-32-1523-2
2011 Biotechnology law and policy : searching for a balance. Madhav Books, ISBN: 9789380615028
2009 Mooting: a guide for students. Gems Publishing Sdn Bhd, ISBN: 9789833215232
Book Section

2021 “Like, comment, share… and guilty as charged” – why social media users should relook at section 233 CMA 1998. In: Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Malaysia & AIKOL, IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-0870-87-8, pp. 187-204
2021 “Like, comment, share… and guilty as charged” – why social media users should relook at section 233 CMA 1998. In: Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Malaysia & AIKOL, IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-0870-87-8, pp. 187-204
2021 A review of rights of Muslim women in the United States. In: Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Malaysia & AIKOL, IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-0870-87-8, pp. 225-241
2021 A review of rights of Muslim women in the United States. In: Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Malaysia & AIKOL, IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-0870-87-8, pp. 225-241
2021 An overview on islamic principles of religious diversity at workplaces in Malaysia. In: Department of Syariah Judiciary Malaysia & Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-0807-87-8, pp. 262-279
2021 An overview on islamic principles of religious diversity at workplaces in Malaysia. In: Department of Syariah Judiciary Malaysia & Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-0807-87-8, pp. 262-279
2021 Analysis of the protection of children's health under the framework of environmental and child law. In: Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Malaysia & AIKOL, IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-0870-87-8, pp. 69-87
2021 Analysis of the protection of children's health under the framework of environmental and child law. In: Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Malaysia & AIKOL, IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-0870-87-8, pp. 69-87
2021 Analysis on the need for an anti-cyberbullying law in Malaysia. In: Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Malaysia & AIKOL, IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-0870-87-8, pp. 175-186
2021 Analysis on the need for an anti-cyberbullying law in Malaysia. In: Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Malaysia & AIKOL, IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-0870-87-8, pp. 175-186
2021 Childhood immunization programs in Malaysia: a legal analysis of perceived challenges for Muslims. In: Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Malaysia & AIKOL, IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-0870-87-8, pp. 89-104
2021 Childhood immunization programs in Malaysia: a legal analysis of perceived challenges for Muslims. In: Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Malaysia & AIKOL, IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-0870-87-8, pp. 89-104
2021 Human rights and the incoherence of contract Law. In: Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Malaysia & AIKOL, IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-0870-87-8, pp. 243-260
2021 Human rights and the incoherence of contract Law. In: Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Malaysia & AIKOL, IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-0870-87-8, pp. 243-260
2021 International marriages and citizenship laws in Malaysia: Its effect on the family institution. In: Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Malaysia & AIKOL, IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-0870-87-8, pp. 3-22
2021 International marriages and citizenship laws in Malaysia: Its effect on the family institution. In: Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Malaysia & AIKOL, IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-0870-87-8, pp. 3-22
2021 The necessity of spousal consent from the shari'ah and Malaysian law perspectives. In: Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Malaysia & AIKOL, IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-0870-87-8, pp. 23-39
2021 The necessity of spousal consent from the shari'ah and Malaysian law perspectives. In: Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Malaysia & AIKOL, IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-0870-87-8, pp. 23-39
2020 Human DNA and stem cell research: ethical and religious concerns. In: Wolters Kluwer, ISBN: 978-94-035-1304-1, pp. 987-1018
2019 Defending the integrity of the Malaysian halal logo as a certification mark. In: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, ISBN: 978-983-43090-7-7, pp. 57-68
2019 Defending the integrity of the Malaysian halal logo as a certification mark. In: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, ISBN: 978-983-43090-7-7, pp. 57-68
2019 Muslim friendly tourism: the protection of Halal Integrity at the International Level. In: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, ISBN: 978-983-43090-7-7, pp. 43-54
2019 Muslim friendly tourism: the protection of Halal Integrity at the International Level. In: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, ISBN: 978-983-43090-7-7, pp. 43-54
2019 Protecting cultural heritage as a Muslim friendly tourism product: A case study of Annah Rais Long House Village Sarawak. In: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, ISBN: 978-983-43090-7-7, pp. 99-119
2019 Protecting cultural heritage as a Muslim friendly tourism product: A case study of Annah Rais Long House Village Sarawak. In: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, ISBN: 978-983-43090-7-7, pp. 99-119
2018 Pengklonan manusia menurut syarak. In: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP), ISBN: 978-983-49-1372-4, pp. 188-213
2018 Qazaf menurut pandangan Syariah dan undang-undang yang terpakai di Malaysia. In: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, ISBN: 978-983-49-1372-4, pp. 123-149
2018 Restorative justice in Islamic Law: application in Malaysian legal history and the criminal justice system. In: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited, ISBN: 978-1-7800-305-3, pp. 250-272
2015 Human stem cell research: ethical and religious concerns over patenting biotechnological inventions in Malaysia. In: Kluwer Law International, ISBN: 978-90-411-5836-9, pp. 783-808
2011 Redefining reproductive rights through a harmonised approach of international human rights law and Islamic law. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789670225890, pp. 105-151
2007 Crime prevention through safe city planning: an Islamic perspective. In: Scholar Press (M) Sdn. Bhd., ISBN: 978-983-3813-18-6, pp. 182-206
2007 Crime prevention through safe city planning: an Islamic perspective. In: Scholar Press (M) Sdn. Bhd., ISBN: 978-983-3813-18-6, pp. 182-206
2006 Islam, science & technology: some ethical, moral and religious considerations. In: Centre for Civilisational Dialogue University of Malaya, ISBN: 983-3070-16-7, pp. 119-129
2006 Islam, science & technology: some ethical, moral and religious considerations. In: Centre for Civilisational Dialogue University of Malaya, ISBN: 983-3070-16-7, pp. 119-129
2003 An insight to the ethics of assisted reproduction: balancing rights and responsibilities. In: Medical Law and Ethics Unit, Law Centre. Ahmad Ibrahim Kuliyyah of Laws, ISBN: 983-301-900-5, pp. 140-154