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Nurdianawati Irwani Bt. Abdullah

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Law and Banking - Doctor of Philosophy, University of Loughborough
  • Master of Comparative Laws - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Bachelor in Laws (LL.B) - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Bachelor of Laws (Shariah)(Honours) - Bachelor Degree,

Nurdianawati Irwani Bt. Abdullah (Prof. Dr.)

Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus

KULLIYYAH OF ECONOMICS AND MANAGEMENT SCIENCES


irwani@iium.edu.my
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Expert Profile


Nurdianawati Irwani Abdullah is an Associate Professor in laws and Shari’ah at Department of Finance, Kuliyyah of Economics and Management Sciences (KENMS), International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM). She is also the member of the Shari’ah Advisory Board of AmMetlife Takaful Berhad, Affin Islamic Bank Malaysia and a Shari’ah consultant to Khairul Anuar & Associates.  Previously, she was the Chairman of the Shari’ah Advisory Board of Standard Chartered Saadiq Bank Malaysia (2008-2017), Research Fellow at the International Shari’ah Research Academy in Islamic Finance (ISRA) focussing in Takaful research, Visiting Professor at the Malaysia University Kelantan, Shariah Consultant for ARSA Shariah Advisory Services Sdn Bhd and AFTAAS Shariah Advisory Services Sdn Bhd. She had served the Association of Shari’ah Advisors in Islamic Finance Malaysia (ASAS) and IIUM Institute of Islamic banking and Finance as a Board member since the establishment. She is currently a member to the International Council of Islamic Finance Educators (ICIFE).  

Dr. Irwani holds an LL.B, LL.B (Shari’ah) and Master of Comparative Laws (MCL) from the International Islamic University Malaysia, and a Ph.D in Islamic Banking and Finance from Loughborough University
-Markfield Institute of Higher Education, United Kingdom. She has vast experience in teaching postgraduate as well as undergraduate courses particularly Qawaid Fiqhiyyah for Banking and Finance, Legal Aspects of Islamic Banking and Finance, Principle and Practices of Takaful, Commercial Law and Business Law courses. She has produced many journal articles, conference papers, books as well as chapter in edited books; and been supervising a number of PhD Theses and Master Dissertations in such areas as Islamic Banking and Finance, Shariah Governance, Comparative laws, Islamic Microfinance, Takaful, Waqf, Fiqh Mu’amalat, Islamic Capital Market and Business Law.   She has been committed in conducting training in areas related to legal and Shari’ah issues in Islamic financial products, Shariah Governance. Regulatory Framework of Islamic Finance and Takaful. Apart from that, she is directly involved in the legal working committee for the Ministry of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism together with the Association of Islamic Banks of Malaysia (AIBIM) in respect to the legal reforms.

Given her involvement and contribution to the Islamic finance education, research and consultancy, she was listed as among the World 50 Most influential women in Islamic Business and Finance 2017 and 2018 by the Islamic Finance Review Special Report (ISFIRE). Recently, she was awarded as The Top 50 Most Influential Women in Islamic Finance 2019 by Cambridge International Financial Advisory.


Area of Specialisation


  • Economics, Business And Management ~ Economics, Business And Management ~ Islamic Finance ~ Islamic Insurance - Takaful
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Commercial Law - Islamic Law, Commercial Law, Business Law
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Governance - Shariah Governance
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Syariah Law ~ Islamic Law of Transaction - Fiqh Muamalat


Professional Membership


  • 2009: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Committee Member), Kuliyyah Trust Fund
  • 2013: Member of Profesional Body / Association: (Members), Association of Shariah Advisors in Finance


Teaching Responsibilities


COMMERCIAL LAW (FOR ENM) 2012/2013 2009/2010 2008/2009 2007/2008 2006/2007 2005/2006
FOUNDATION OF ISLAMIC FINANCE 2021/2022
ISSUES IN ISLAMIC BANKING 2021/2022 2020/2021
LEGAL ASPECTS OF ISLAMIC BANKING & FINANCE 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014
MALAYSIAN BUSINESS LAW (FOR ENM) 2010/2011 2009/2010 2008/2009 2006/2007 2005/2006
PRINCIPLES & PRACTICES OF TAKAFUL&RE-TAKAFUL 2019/2020 2018/2019 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014 2012/2013 2010/2011 2009/2010 2008/2009
QAWAID FIQHIYYAH FOR BANKING & FINANCE 2020/2021 2019/2020 2016/2017 2014/2015
REGULATORY FRAMEWORK OF ISLAMIC BANKING AND FINANCE 2021/2022
REGULATORY FRAMEWORK OF ISLAMIC F'CIAL CONTR. 2006/2007


Research Projects


Completed
2016 - 2021 Critical Examination on the Remedies for Misrepresentation in Takaful Contract: Current Industry Practice in Malaysia
2015 - 2018 Developing a Sustainable Model of a Waqf-Based Takaful for Flood Victims in Malaysia
2015 - 2018 The Implication of Goods and Services Tax (GST) on the Performance of Takaful Operators in Malaysia
2011 - 2016 An Analysis of Shari'ah Permissible Risks in Malaysian Takaful Industry
2009 - 2011 Corporate Governance in the Islamic Banking System: A Comparative Study of Basel Committee on Banking Supervision (BCBS), OECD & IFSB Guiding Principles
On-Going
2018 - Present Formulating an Islamic Health Protection Retirement Plan (i-HPRP) for Government Servants in Malaysia
2016 - Present Effective Communication and Its Roles in Empowering Shariah Governance Practices of Malaysian Takaful Operators (TOs)
2016 - Present Herding Behaviour Among IIUM Lecturers Towards Islamic Financial and Investment Products
2016 - Present Ownership of Takaful Benefit in Family Takaful in Malaysian Takaful Practice
2012 - Present Issues in the Application of Deposit Insurance Corporation Malaysia (PIDM)
2011 - Present Analysis of Issues in Zakat Treatment of Islamic Banks: An Empirical Study of Zakat Performance and Treatment of Selected Malaysian Islamic Banks
2011 - Present Building Agent- Customer Relationships In Takaful Industry : A Framework Of Islamic Relationship Marketing


Award & Recognition


31 Dec, 2019 Best Teacher Award (University) - International Islamic University Malaysia University
31 Dec, 2019 Best Teacher Award (University) - International Islamic University Malaysia University
04 Apr, 2019 Top 100 Most Influential Women in Islamic Finance - Cambridge International Finance Advisory International
04 Apr, 2018 Top 100 Most Influential Women in Islamic Finance - Woman I Cambridge International Financial Advisory International
30 Apr, 2013 Silver Medal, International Islamic University Malaysia Research, Invention and Innovation 2013 (IRIIE 2013) for the research,?A Comparative Analysis of Shariah Governance in Islamic Banking Institutions Across Jurisdictions - International Islamic University Malaysia University
19 Feb, 2013 Silver Medal - International Islamic University Malaysia National
11 Apr, 2011 International Islamic University Malaysia Research, Invention and Innovation 2011 (Gold) - International Islamic University malaysia University
11 Apr, 2011 International Islamic University Malaysia Research, Invention and Innovation 2011 (Silver) - International Islamic University malaysia University


Publications


Article

2020 A comprehensive appraisal of Sharīʿah governance practices in Malaysian Islamic banks. ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance, 12 (3) pp. 381-400
2020 Developing a sustainable model of Waqf-based Takaful for flood victims in Malaysia. Journal of Islamic Accounting and Business Research, () pp.
2020 Follow up in shariah auditing: multiple approaches by takaful operators. International Journal of Islamic Economics and Finance Research, 3 (1) pp. 14-29
2020 The practices of risk-based internal shariah auditing within Malaysian takaful operators: a multiple case study. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 10 (7) pp. 52-71
2019 Perceptions of shariah scholars on shariah audit in Malaysian takaful industry. International Journal of Islamic Economics and Finance Research, 2 (1) pp. 13-25
2019 Understanding the planning process and challenges in Shariah audit execution: the case of Malaysian takaful operators. Kyoto Bulletin of Islamic Area Studies, 12 () pp. 69-85
2018 Impact of Government Service Tax (GST) on Malaysian takaful industry: Issues and challenges. International Journal of Engineering & Technology, 7 (2.29 (Special Issue 29)) pp. 368-373
2018 Impact of the Government Service Tax (GST) on the Malaysian takaful industry: issues and challenges. Advanced Science Letters, 24 (5) pp. 3178-3183
2017 Enhancing the shariah governance framework for Malaysian IFIs through effective management strategies. International Journal of Public Finance, 2 (1) pp. 63-80
2016 Pemindahan hak milik dalam instrumen Al-Ijarah Thumma Al-Bay’ (AITAB) di Malaysia. Sains Humanika, 8 (3-2) pp. 39-46
2014 The practice of islamic relationship marketing among takaful agents and its effect towards customer trust and commitment. ISRA Research Paper, 65 () pp. 1-15
2013 Measuring takaful agents' understanding towards the objectives and concepts of Takaful. Journal of Islamic Finance, 2 (1) pp. 20-30
2013 Measuring takaful agents’ understanding towards the objectives and concepts of takaful. Journal of Islamic Finance, 2 (1) pp. 20-30
2013 The relationship of takaful agents’ Islamic ethical behaviour towards customers’ satisfaction, trust and commitment: a preliminary analysis . Journal of Islamic Finance and Business Research, 2 (1) pp. 77-88
2013 The relationship of Takaful agents’ Islamic ethical behaviour towards customers’ satisfaction, trust and commitment: a preliminary analysis. Journal of Islamic Finance and Business Research, 2 (1) pp. 77-88
2012 Applications of Malaysia deposit insurance corporation (MDIC) to takaful operators: an analysis from the shariah advisors’ perspective. Information Management and Business Review, 4 (12) pp. 615-624
2012 Building agent-customer relationship in takaful industry: a framework of Islamic relationship marketing. ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance, 4 (1) pp. 81-97
2012 Building agent-customer relationship in the Takaful industry: a framework of Islamic relationship marketing. ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance, 4 (1) pp. 81-97
2012 Milestones, reality & challenges facing female shariah advisors. ISRA Bulletin, 11 (April) pp. 1-6
2012 Takaful agents’ roles in accordance with the Quran and Sunnah. Global Journal al-Thaqafah, 2 (2) pp. 41-45
2012 Takaful: an ideal alternative for women. ISRA Bulletin, 11 (April) pp. 7-9
2010 Case studies of the practice of nomination and Hibah by Malaysian Takaful operators. ISRA International Journal of Islamic Finance, 2 (2) pp. 67-100
2010 Status and implications of promise (wa’d) in contemporary Islamic banking. Humanomics, International Journal of System and Ethics, 26 (2) pp. 84-98
2007 Maqasid al-shari'ah, maslahah and corporate social responsibility. The American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences (AJISS), 24 (1) pp. 25-45
2007 Why do Malaysian customers patronise Islamic banks?. International Journal of Bank Marketing, 25 (3) pp. 142-160
2006 Customers’ perceptions of Islamic hire-purchase facility in Malaysia: an empirical analysis. IIUM Journal of Economics and Management , 14 (2) pp. 177-204
Conference or Workshop Item

2019 Financial planning on health protection for retirees: a cross-border comparative study. In: 1st International Conference on Financial Markets (ICFM 2019),
2018 Understanding planning process in shariah audit: the case of takaful operator in Malaysia. In: The 6th International Seminar on Entrepreneurship and Business (ISEB 2018),
2017 HIBAH IN TAKAFUL BENEFIT: ISSUES AND SOLUTIONS. In: International Academic Conference On Business And Economics 2017 (IACBE 2017),
2017 New recourse to flood victims in Malaysia: a proposal on permanent Waqf flood evacuation centre. In: Conference on Philanthropy for Humanitarian Aid (CONPHA) 2017,
2016 Impact of the Government Service Tax (GST) on the Malaysian Takaful industry: issues and challenges. In: 2nd Asia International Conference 2016,
2015 The application of sale contract as a mechanism of ownership transfer in Islamic hire purchase. In: Persidangan Kebangsaan Ekonomi Malaysia ke-10 (PERKEM 10),
2013 Customer perception towards relationship marketing practices in Takaful industry. In: 4th International Conference on Business and Economic Research (4th ICBER 2013),
2012 Isu-isu investasi dalam industri takaful: belajar dari pengalaman Malaysia. In: Muzakarah Cendiakawan Shariah Nusantara 2012,
2012 الحكومة الشرعية في المؤسسات المصرفية الإسلامية في مختلف الولايات القضائية: دراسة تحليلية مقارنة. In: 7th International Shari'ah Scholars Forum (ISSF 2012),
2011 Resolution of family disputes: mediation vs. litigation. In: National Conference on Dispute Resolution 2011: Transformation of Mechanism and Law of Dispute Resolution,
2011 Resolution of family disputes: mediation vs. litigation. In: National Conference on Dispute Resolution 2011: Transformation of Mechanism and Law of Dispute Resolution,
2010 Corporate image of Islamic banks in Malaysia: an institutional theory approach. In: International Conference on Marketing: Global Issues and Challenges,
Book

2011 Fundamental of Islamic Banking. IBFIM, ISBN: 9789670149172
2011 Malaysian business law. Pearson Malaysia Sdn bhd, ISBN: 9789673490387 / 9673490384
2008 Commercial law in Malaysia. Prentice Hall, ISBN: 978-983-3972-83-8
Book Section

2018 Flood victims' preferences towards takaful flood coverage: an analysis based on structural equation modelling. In: IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-491-008-2, pp. 318-336
2018 Flood victims' preferences towards takaful flood coverage: an analysis based on structural equation modelling. In: IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-491-008-2, pp. 318-336
2018 Maqasid al-shariah, maslahah and corporate social responsibility. In: Islamic Book Trust, ISBN: 978-967-0526-55-3, pp. 215-242
2011 Corporate image of Islamic banks in Malaysia : an institutional theory approach. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 978-96-7022-545-6, pp. 175-206
2011 Negotiable instruments. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789670225432, pp. 463-502
2011 Resolution of family disputes: mediation vs litigation. In: IIUM Press, ISBN: 9789674182267, pp. 111-119
2011 Takaful. In: ISRA, ISBN: ISBN 978-967-349-127-8, pp. 499
2011 Takaful . In: International Shari'ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance, Malaysia , ISBN: 9789673491278, pp. 499-548
2009 Implementation of Mu'amalah Hire-Purchase Bill in Malaysia: chasing a mirage?. In: IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance , ISBN: 9789834456801 , pp. 211-242
2009 Implementation of Mu'amalah Hire-Purchase Bill in Malaysia: chasing a mirage?. In: IIUM Institute of Islamic Banking and Finance , ISBN: 9789834456801 , pp. 211-242
2009 Takaful: Philosophy, Legitimacy and Operation. In: Chancellor Publications Limited, ISBN: 9781899217090, pp. 285-314
2009 Takaful: Philosophy, Legitimacy and Operation. In: Chancellor Publications Limited, ISBN: 9781899217090, pp. 285-314
Monograph

2018 Developing a sustainable model of a waqf-based takaful model for flood victims in Malaysia. In: ,
2018 RAGS15-000-0123/The implication of goods and seryices tax operators in Malaysia. In: ,
2017 Ownership of Takaful Benefit in Family Takaful in Malaysian Takaful Practice. In: ,
2012 Examining investment initiative in Takaful operation: issues, constraints and the way forward. In: [s.n.],
2010 An analysis of the role and competency of the Shari'ah Committees (SCs) of Islamic Banks and Financial Service Providers. In: International Shari'ah Research Academy for Islamic Finance (ISRA),
2005 Islamic hire-purchase in Malaysian financial institutions: a comparative analytical study. In: ,