Zaleha Bt Kamaruddin

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Prof. Dato’ Sri Dr. Zaleha Kamarudin was appointed the first female rector of the International Islamic University Malaysia, in 2011 making her the first woman to head an Islamic university in the Muslim world. During her tenure as the Rector, she has successfully developed and completed five big projects based on PFI, which include: the completion of residential colleges accommodating 5,000 students, the first teaching hospital in Malaysia which is Shari’ah compliant located in Indera Mahkota campus, the university mosque in Kuantan, and two more campuses (i.e. Gambang campus for ... show more

  • Ph.D. in Law - Doctor of Philosophy, University College London
  • Diploma in Shariah Law and Practice - Diploma, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Master of Comparative Laws - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Bachelor Degree in Laws - Bachelor Degree, Universiti Malaya (UM)
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Family Law -
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Other Law n.e.c. - GENDER ISSUES
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law Enforcement ~ Other Law Enforcement n.e.c. - LAW ENFORCEMENT AND REFORM
COMPARATIVE FAMILY LAW 1999/2000 2001/2002 2002/2003 2003/2004 2004/2005 2006/2007
FAMILY LAW I 1993/1994 1995/1996 2016/2017 2018/2019
FAMILY LAW II 1994/1995 1995/1996 1997/1998 2016/2017
ISLAMIC FAMILY LAW I 2000/2001 2001/2002 2002/2003
ISLAMIC FAMILY LAW II 1999/2000 2000/2001 2001/2002 2003/2004
LAW OF TORTS II 1998/1999
LAW RESEARCH METHODOLOGY 2006/2007 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010
PROBATE AND THE LAW OF SUCCESSION I 1999/2000 2000/2001 2002/2003
UNDANG-UNDANG KELUARGA 1999/2000 2000/2001
2017 - 2017 Malaysia's Accession to the Hague Children's Conventions: The Feasibility Analysis
2016 - 2017 Indeks Syariah Malaysia 2017
2016 - 2017 Defining the Concept of Civilization and Implication in International Affairs.
2015 - 2016 New Title: "Kedah Darul Aman: Umara' dan Ulama' Tonggak Kekuatan Ummah" Buku Tokoh-Tokoh Ulama' Kedah Darul Aman
2014 - 2014 Developing A Model of Maldives Islamic University and Strategic Plan
2011 - 2012 Islamic Family Law : Demystifying Shari'ah In The Protection Of Children ' Rights Volume III
2009 - 2012 The Conflicts of Child Custody in Malaysia: Sole Custody vs Joint Custody
2009 - 2011 A Voyage of Discovery from Common Law to Shariah and Beyond: Legal Education in Malaysia with Special Reference to AIKOL
2008 - 2011 Ahmad Ibrahim: His Thoughts and Contributions in Family Law in Malaysia.
2008 - 2008 Assessment of the Working Draft of the Haque Convention on the International Recovery of Child Support and Other Forms of Family Maintenance: Islamic Family Law as Practiced in Malaysia Perspective
2008 - 2012 Violence Against Women in the Muslim Communities: An Analysis
2007 - 2008 Insights into the Interrelationship and the Associated Tension between Syariah and Civil Family Law in Malaysia
2007 - 2008 Access to Justice: The Human Dignity of Muslim Women and Divorce in Malaysia
2006 - 2006 Violence against Women in Muslim Communities Socio-Legal Perspective (Part 1) New Title: Confronting Violence Againts Women in the Muslim Communities: Causes and Solutions
2006 - 2006 Violence against Women in Muslim Communities Socio-Legal Perspective (Part 1) New Title: Confronting Violence Againts Women in the Muslim Communities: Causes and Solutions
2005 - 2011 A Preliminary Study On Non-Custodial Father's Contact With Their Children After Divorce In Malaysia
2004 - 2004 Postgraduate Promotion and Admission Survey-Phase 1
In Progress
2016 - Present Indeks Syariah Malaysia 2017
2014 - Present Pembangunan Pelaksanaan Indeks Syariah Dalam Pentadbiran Negara
2013 - Present The Multidimensional Role of Fatwa and the Legal Systems of Modern Muslim State
2009 - Present Family Law and Ethics Unit (FAME)
2008 - Present International Law and Maritime Affairs Research Unit (ILMA)
2008 - Present International Law and Maritime Affairs Unit (ILMA)
2007 - Present Property Law Research Unit (PLRU)
2007 - Present Land Tenure and Environmental Management Research Unit (LATEM)
Unknown - Present Preparation of OIC Strategy for Family and Marriage Institution Empowerment
24 October 2011 Darjah Kebesaran Sultan Ahmad Shah Pahang. Kerajaan Negeri Pahang - State level.
22 February 2004 Quality Research Award (Kulliyyah). International Islamic University Malaysia - Kulliyyah level.
2020 The necessity for the formulation of an online family dispute resolution management framework in Malaysia. Journal of Information Systems and Digital Technologies (JISDT) , 2 (1) pp.1-15
2018 International parental child abduction in the Malaysian Legal context: addressing issues and the way forward. IIUM Law Journal , 26 (2) pp.275-306
2018 International parental child abduction in the Malaysian legal context: issues and the way forward. IIUM Law Journal , 26 (2) pp.275-306
2016 'Transformative Accommodation': towards the convergence of Sharīah and common law in Muslim minority jurisdictions. Arab Law Quarterly , 30 (3) pp.245-261
2015 Justification for state intervention in family matters: an analysis from the context of islamic jurisprudence. Journal of Contemporary Islamic Studies , 1 pp.33-49
2015 Examining the policy of mandatory premarital HIV screening programme for Muslims in Malaysia. Pertanika Journal of Social Science & Humanities , 23 (S) pp.129-140
2014 The plight of Gaza's women and children. New Straits Times pp.14-14
2013 Customer relationship management approach for MyFamily system: a framework. Middle-East Journal of Scientific Research , 15 (9) pp.1249-1254
2013 Between ideals and reality: violence against women and the real image of women in Islam. The Journal of Oriental Studies , 23 (1) pp.79-93
2012 The Hague Service Convention 1965: Is it Shari‘ah Compliant?. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences , 6 (11) pp.2-6
2012 The Islamic Legal System in Malaysia and the Quest for Transformation in the 21st Century. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences , 6 (11) pp.74-82
2011 Bahagia selepas bercerai? . Mingguan Malaysia pp.8
2011 Why Islamic legal system needs a shift. The Star Online
2011 Belajar bukan berkahwin . Mingguan Malaysia pp.23
2011 Susah mahu jadi peguam?. Mingguan Malaysia pp.23
2011 Share parenting after the divorce. The Star Online
2011 Jentayu yang pergi. Mingguan Malaysia pp.23
2011 Selembut sutera, sekeras besi. Mingguan Malaysia pp.21
2011 Transformasi perundangan Islam elak persepsi negatif. Berita Harian pp.37
2011 Lima rukun penting pastikan universiti Islam setaraf barat . Berita Harian pp.27
2011 Dysfunctional families and crime: righting wrongs. Islam and Civilisational Renewal , 3 (1) pp.75-89
2011 Di sebalik tabir isu kualiti peguam sivil. Official Website of Institute of Islamic Understanding Malaysia
2011 Membudayakan penyelidikan universiti : lahir modal insan minda kelas pertama dunia Islam perlu berterusan . Berita Harian
2011 Between social change and law. The Star Online
2011 'Big bang' and family values. The Star Online
2010 Protection of rights in divorce. The Star Online pp.N44
2010 Menyemarakkan budaya penyelidikan dalam dunia Islam.. Visi (112)
2010 A Malaysian perspective on Qur'anic governance : family autonomy vs state intervention.. Islam and Civilisational Renewal, Special Issue: Religion, Law, and Governance in Southeast Asia , 2 (1) pp.78-90
2010 Good family governance: the Qur'an Way . The Star
2010 Social problems and its relationship with family institution in FELDA settlements: the local perspectives. European Journal of Social Sciences , 14 (3) pp.369-386
2010 Good family governance the Quran way. The Star Online pp.N44
2010 Getting leaders to end child abuse. The Star Online pp.N42
2010 Promoting gender mainstreaming. The Star Online pp.N48
2010 Is death for infanticide right?. The Star Online pp.N52
2010 Regulating children's rights. The Star Online
2010 Permata pengislahan perundangan Islam - biografi Profesor Emeritus Tan Sri Datuk Ahmad Mohamed Ibrahim / Abdul Monir Yaacob, Mohamad Arifin, Najibah Mohd Zin dan Siti Shamsiah Md Supi, ISBN 9789833698578. VISI- Majalah Kefaham Islam (109) pp.42-45
2010 Our right to women judges. The Star Online
2010 Some home truths behind youth crime. The Star Online
2009 Conversion and its legal effect on the family. The Star
2009 Nafkah anak tak sahtaraf yang beragama Islam: peruntukan undang-undang di Malaysia. Jurnal Hukum , 28 (1) pp.3-16
2009 When fathers move out of the home. The Star
2009 Why more woman are petitioning for divorce. The Star Online
2009 Polemics of polygamy. The Star Online
2008 Protecting Muslim women against abuse of polygamy in Malaysia: Legal perspective. Hawwa: Journal of Women of the Middle East and the Islamic World , 6 (2) pp.176-201
2007 Education for all and children's right to education in Malaysia. Educational Awakening : Journal of the Educational Sciences , 2 (2) pp.169-190
2005 Psycho-legal readiness of women volunteers in combating drug abuse in Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Social Policy and Society , 2 pp.17-32

Conference or Workshop Item

2019 Women security and global challenges: empowering women through legal framework. In: International Conference on Women Security And Global Challenges (ICWSGC2019)
2019 What women should know about OPAAW. In: Ally for Future 2019
2016 External Constraints of Waqf in Non-Muslim Countries. In: 5th International Awqaf Magazine Conference
2015 Examining the policy of mandatory premartial HIV screening programme for Muslims in Malaysia. In: 4th International Conference on Law & Society (ICLAS IV) 2015
2015 Prevention of illegal marriages: a maqasid al-Shari'ah perspective. In: International Conference on Maqasid Al-Shari'ah in Public Policy and Governance
2011 Speaker on " 5 characteristics of excellent Muslims women" (5 ciri wanita Islam cemerlang). In: Women Excellent Seminar
2011 Shaping Islamic moderation in Malaysia: why women's role is important? . In: International Seminar on Islamic Moderation and Its Role in Reform and Development
2011 Endo sensor bacterial endotoxin detector in liquid biological samples. In: 2nd International Conference on Biotechnology Engineering (ICBioE 2011)
2010 Convention on the service abroad of judicial and extrajudicial documents in civil and commercial matters: Shari'ah perspective . In: Seminar on the Harmonizationof Syariah and Civil Law in Malaysia
2010 Dysfunctional families and crime: righting wrongs . In: International conference on the Family Institution in the 21st Century: Ideals and Realities
2010 Qur'anic governance : family vs state. In: Conference on Law, Religion and Governance in Southeast Asia
2010 Muslim women in contemporary societies: realities and opportunities. In: IIUM Research, Innovation & Invention Exhibition (IRIIE 2010)
2009 Living in hell - domestic violence against women in Muslim minorities communities in the US and UK: comparative analysis . In: International Conference on Jurisprudence of Minorities in the light of the higher objective of Islamic law (Maqasid al-Shari'ah): identity and integriti


2019 Indeks syariah Malaysia: aspek perundangan. IIUM Press . ISBN 978-967-418-779-8
2018 Malaysia - Family and succession law. Wolters Kluwer . ISBN 9789065448880
2017 Indeks Syariah Malaysia aspek perundangan. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia . ISBN 978-967-418-779-8
2016 Muslim women promoting peace. IIUM Press, International Islamic University Malaysia . ISBN 978-967-418-449-0
2011 Legal education in Malaysia. IIUM Press . ISBN 9789674181260
2009 Keluarga syurga : wanita dan undang-undang. Blue-T Publications Sdn. Bhd. . ISBN 9789675401367
2008 International encyclopaedia of law: family and succession law. Kluwer Law International . ISBN 978-90-654-4945-0
2006 Malaysian family laws : an annotated bibliography (1933-2000). Research Centre, IIUM . ISBN 983-2957-96-6
2005 Divorce laws in Malaysia. Malayan Law Journal Sdn Bhd . ISBN 9679626334
2002 Kamus istilah undang-undang keluarga Islam. Zebra Editions . ISBN 983-2617-00-6
1998 Introduction to divorce laws in Malaysia. Cooperative Limited, International Islamic University Malaysia . ISBN 983-2051-00-2
1997 Isu-isu kekeluargaan dan undang-undang . Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM)
1988 Strict liability in criminal law : a comparative approach. Nurin Enterprise

Book Section

2018 Talak tiga: pendekatan dan alasan penghakiman di Mahkamah Syariah di Malaysia. In: Al-Ahkam Jilid 8: undang-undang Islam dan aplikasi semasa Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) . ISBN 978-983-49-1372-4 , pp.150-187
2015 "Living in hell": A comparative analysis of domestic violence against women in Muslim minority communities in the USA and UK. In: The question of minorities in Islam: theoretical perspective and case studies The Other Press . ISBN 978-983-9541-98-4 , pp.205-246
2014 Equality clause of modern constitutions, women and Islamic law. In: Critical issues in women's rights in Islam SerialsPublications . ISBN 9788183876247 , pp.32-61
2014 Obligations under CEDAW and their implementations in selected Muslim countries. In: Critical issues in women's rights in Islam SerialsPublications . ISBN 9788183876247 , pp.85-120
2013 International Islamic University Malaysia: the university with a soul. In: IIUM: The Premier Global Islamic University IIUM Press . ISBN 9789674182700 , pp.3-21
2011 The legal rights of Muslim children in polyygamous marriages. In: Islamic family law: demystifying shari'ah in the protection of children's rights IIUM Press . ISBN 9789674180249 , pp.1-30
2011 Education for all and children's right to education in Malaysia. In: Issues in education IIUM Press . ISBN 9789674180553 , pp.53-74
2011 An insight to legal protection of children: demystifying Shari'ah in the protection of children's rights. In: Islamic family law: demystifying Shari'ah in the protection of children's rights IIUM Press . ISBN 9789674180249 , pp.xi-xvii
2011 The interrelationship and the associated tension between Shari'ah and civil family law in Malaysia: harmonisation as a solution. In: Harmonisation of the Shari'ah and civil laws (perspective and practice) IIUM Press . ISBN 9789670225890 , pp.21-29
2010 Family and succession law : Malaysia. In: International Encyclopaedia of Laws Kluwer . ISBN 978-90-654-4888-0
2009 Hukum harta sepencarian dari sudut pandangan wanita peneroka Felda: satu laporan kajian awal. In: Undang-undang harta & amanah Jabatan Undang-Undang Islam, Kulliyyah Undang-Undang Ahmad Ibrahim & Pusat Undang-Undang Harun M. Hashim, Universiti Islam Antarabangsa . ISBN 9789834120368 , pp.35-58
2009 Access to justice: the human dignity of Muslim and women divorce in Malaysia. In: Muslim women in contemporary societies: reality and opportunities IIUM Press and IIMU . ISBN 9789833855995 , pp.39-54
2003 Justice delayed is justice denied. In: Social Issues in Malaysia : Muslim Women's Perspectives Ilmiah Publishers . ISBN 983-2571-22-7 , pp.60-102
2003 An insight to the ethics of assisted reproduction: balancing rights and responsibilities. In: Issues in Medical Law and Ethics Medical Law and Ethics Unit, Law Centre. Ahmad Ibrahim Kuliyyah of Laws . ISBN 983-301-900-5 , pp.140-154
2001 Islamic family law in Malaysia: An overview. In: Islamic family law issues 2000 IIUM Press . ISBN 983-9727-19-2 , pp.1-30
1995 Women and divorce : legal response. In: Women's Issues Women's Perspectives WAFA . ISBN 983-9727-01-X , pp.37-74