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Women as shari’ah court judges: Malaysia and Indonesia

Wan Muhammad, Ramizah (2018) Women as shari’ah court judges: Malaysia and Indonesia. In: 15th Asian law Institute Conference 2018, 10-11th May 2018, Seoul National University School of Law. (Unpublished)

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Woman and shari'ah court has been discussed in many literature works for a long time. There are juristic views on the eligibility of a woman to hold the post of a judgeship in Islamic judiciary in which the majority of the Muslim jurists who opined that they are not qualified enough to hold the post and others say that they qualified but subject to certain and limited jurisdictions. As a result of the juristic views there are also fatwas about the permissibility and non-permissibility of a woman to hold a post of shari'ah court judge including in Malaysia. Despite the non-unanimous decision on this issue there are some states in Malaysia such as Selangor and Federal Territories which have appointed a woman to be a judge. Comparing this issue with Indonesia including Aceh, one could see that Indonesia is in the forefront in acknowledging woman in the Islamic judiciary. The paper is an attempt to see how this issue being dealt with among these two countries by looking into the related laws governing the qualifications of a judge and the challenges that a woman judge faces in the two countries

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Slide Presentation)
Additional Information: 1717/63756
Uncontrolled Keywords: Women as Shari’ah court; Malaysia and Indonesia
Subjects: K Law > KBP Islamic Law > KBP1 Islamic law.Shariah.Fiqh
K Law > KPG Malaysia
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws > Department of Islamic Law
Depositing User: Dr. Ramizah Wan Muhammad
Date Deposited: 21 May 2018 16:30
Last Modified: 21 May 2018 16:30
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/63756

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