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Safinar Bt. Salleh

Academic Qualification

  • Doctor of Philosophy in Islamic Studies (Shariah) - Doctor of Philosophy, Glasgow Caledonian University
  • Syariah - Masters Degree, Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • Syariah - Bachelor Degree, University Al-Azhar, Cairo

Safinar Bt. Salleh (Dr.)

Assistant Professor
IIUM Gombak Campus


Expert Profile

Safinar binti Salleh obtained her Bachelor in Shari'ah (Hons) from Al-Azhar University, Cairo in 1999. She pursued her Master's in Shari'ah and became a tutor at the Department of Fiqh and Usul, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya. She started developing her expertise in the area of Islamic Law of Contracts and completed a dissertation on Islamic Pawn Broking.
Upon completion of her Master's in 2005, she took up a lecturer's position at Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws (AIKOL), at IIUM. In July 2013, she obtained her Ph.D from Glasgow Caledonian University and her research was on Islamic Insurance (Takaful).
Presently, she is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Islamic Law, AIKOL. She is a Shari'ah Committee member for Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ (Malaysia) Berhad and Swiss Re Retakaful.

Area of Specialisation

  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Syariah Law ~ Islamic Law of Transaction - Contracts in Islamic Law
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Syariah Law ~ Islamic Banking Law - Islamic Insurance Law
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Syariah Law ~ Islamic Law of Transaction - Islamic pawn broking

Teaching Responsibilities

ISLAMIC BANKING LAW AND TAKAFUL 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2020/2021 2019/2020
ISLAMIC LAW OF BANKING AND SECURITIES 2021/2022 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015
ISLAMIC LAW OF BANKING AND TAKAFUL 2020/2021 2019/2020 2018/2019 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014
ISLAMIC LAW OF INSURANCE (TAKAFUL) 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2014/2015 2013/2014
QURANIC AYAT & HADITH ON LAW IV (ARABIC) 2007/2008 2006/2007 2005/2006
TRANSACTION IN ISLAMIC LAW I 2023/2024 2022/2023 2021/2022 2017/2018
TRANSACTIONS IN ISLAMIC LAW II 2017/2018 2016/2017 2015/2016 2014/2015 2013/2014


Legal, Regulatory And Shari'Ah Issues In The Practice Of Murabahah Based Financing Offered By Banking Institutions In Tanzania.
Ph.D Completed 2023 Supervisor Supervisory Committee
Comparative Study Of The Legal And Regulatory Framework Of Islamic Capital Market In Maldives And Malaysia: A Reform Oriented Analysis.
Ph.D Completed 2021 Co-supervisor
Sharī‘Ah Review Function And Its Implementation In Malaysian Takāful Companies: A Practical Appraisal.
Ph.D Completed 2017 Co-supervisor
The Shari’Ah And Legal Issues Relating To Debt Recovery Practices For Vehicle Financing In Malaysia .
Ph.D In Progress Member Supervisory Committee
An Analysis On The Position Of Sukuk Default And Its Remedies From Shariah And Legal Perspective: A Study Of Selected Cases In Malaysia.
Ph.D In Progress Main Supervisor
Developing Legal Framework Of Non-Banking Credit Institutions Offering Shari'Ah Based Financing Products In Malaysia.
Ph.D In Progress Co-supervisor
الفساد الإداري في مسألة الإختلاس في ليبيا دراسة تحليلية بين الشريعة الإسلامية والقانون الإداري الليبي.
Administrative Corruption In Relation To Embezzlement In Libyan Administrative Law And The Shari'Ah.
Master Completed 2020 Main Supervisor
The Development Of Islamic Banking Laws In Nigeria.
Master Completed 2017 Main Supervisor

Research Projects

2016 - 2019 The Objectives of Shariah in Nomination for the Payment of Takaful Benefits
2014 - 2018 Mis-Selling of Financial Products in the Financial Services Industry - Formulating Comprehensive Investor Protection Mechanism And Enforcement Framework
2021 - Present Harmonising Shariah principles on debt recovery practices of Islamic banks with regulations related to Credit Counselling and Debt Management Agency (AKPK)
2021 - Present Developing A Shariah Compliant Model for Funding Islamic Micro Financing Post Pandemic Covid-19



2019 Methodology on the trend of underlying shariah contracts and legal disputes of decided Islamic banking cases in Malaysia. International Journal of Recent Technology and Engineering (IJRTE) ,, 8 (3S3) pp. 19-24
2018 الفساد الإداري وأسباب ظهوره والآثار الناتجة عنه- دراسة تطبيقية على دولة ليبيا = Administrative corruption and its phenomenon caused, and the effects of the consequences– applied study on the state of Libya. المجلة العربية للعلوم ونشر الإبحاث (Arab Journal of Sciences & Research Publishing), 10 (2) pp. 113-133
2017 Pematuhan syariah dalam operasi Takaful di bawah akta perkhidmatan kewangan Islam (APKI) 2013. Jurnal Syariah, 25 (2) pp. 247-266
2014 The future of Takaful (Islamic Insurance) business in Malaysia under the Islamic Financial Services Act (IFSA) 2013 . Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences, 8 (15) pp. 391-395
2008 Upah simpan barang dalam skim ar-rahnu: satu penilaian semula. Jurnal Fiqh , 5 (0) pp. 47-65
Conference or Workshop Item

2018 The objectives of Shariah (Maqasid al-Shariah) in nomination for the payment of family takaful benefits. In: 7th International Conference on Law And Society (ICLAS 7),
2017 ADR mechanisms to resolve potential disputes on the payment of takaful benefits under conditional hibah. In: International Conference on Dispute Resolution 2017 - Modern Trends in Effective Dispute Resolution,
2015 Legal personality of Takaful fund: myth or reality?. In: 4th International Conference on Law & Society (ICLAS IV) 2015 ,

2016 Islamic banking and takaful (3rd edition). Pearson Malaysia, ISBN: 978-967-349-687-7
Book Section

2021 Kajian terhadap pencapaian Maqasid al-Shari’ah sistem pewarisan Islam dalam amalan penamaan untuk pembayaran manfaat takaful keluarga. In: Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Malaysia & Kulliyyah Undang-undang Ahmad Ibrahim, IIUM, ISBN: 978-967-0870-88-5, pp. 571-588
2019 The objectives of sharīʿah in nomination for the payment of family takaful benefits. In: Emerald Publishing Limited, ISBN: 978-1-78973-546-8, pp. 33-52