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Towards an Apex sharia court in Malaysia

Shuaib, Farid Sufian and Mohd Kamal, Mohd Hisham and Ahmad Bustami, Tajul Aris and Othman, Noraini and Sulaiman, Mohamad Syafiq (2017) Towards an Apex sharia court in Malaysia. Pertanika Journal of Social Science and Humanities, 25 (Special Issue). pp. 309-322. ISSN 0128-7702

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Abstract

Malaysia has 14 Sharia court systems. The main reason for this state of affairs is the distribution of legislative powers under the Federal Constitution between the Federation and the states where Islam and Islamic law are state matters. This paper looks at the consequences of having several distinct Sharia court systems. The Sharia courts and the laws differ from one state to another. This paper looks at the legal possibility of having one apex court for all the 14 Sharia court systems to streamline the administration and decisions of the Sharia courts.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 1859/60974
Uncontrolled Keywords: Federalism, Islamic law, legal system, Syariah courts
Subjects: J Political Science > JF Political institutions (General) > JF225 Organs and functions of government
K Law > K Law (General)
K Law > KBP Islamic Law
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Civil Law
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Farid Sufian Shuaib
Date Deposited: 04 Jan 2018 14:43
Last Modified: 17 Aug 2019 20:54
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/60974

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