Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil

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Assoc. Prof. Dr. Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil joined International Institute of Advanced Islamic Studies (IAIS) Malaysia on 1 April 2013 as Deputy CEO cum Principal Fellow. His areas of interest are: Constitutional law, Shari’a and Civil law conflict, Human Rights, Islamic Criminal law and Islamic Law of Transactions (mu’amalah).

He holds a degree in Shari’ah from the University of Malaya. He obtains both his Master of Laws (LLM) and PhD degrees from the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London.

He was appointed as Independent Director of CIMB Islamic Bank Berhad from 5 November 2014 till 4 November 2016.  He was the Chairman of the CIMB Group Shari’ah Committee from 1 November 2014 till 31 October 2017and also a Director of IAIS Malaysia since 2015.

He is a lecturer at Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Shah Alam, Malaysia since 1990 and later promoted to Associate Professor in 2008. He held several administration posts at UiTM. He was the Head of Islamic Studies Unit, Centre for Preparatory Studies (PPP) from 1997-2001, the Coordinator for Minor and Elective Programmes at Academy of Contemporary Islamic Studies (ACIS) from 2006-2011 and later became the Head of Programme for Minor, Elective and Postgraduate Studies from 2011-2012.

He was appointed as panel for the Industrial Court of Malaysia, 2007-2009. He was awarded the Fulbright Visiting Award by the Council for International Exchange of Scholars (CIES), Washington, DC, USA in 2007. He was a Fellow at Accounting Research Institute (ARI), Institute of Zakat Studies, UiTM and Research Ethics Committee, UiTM. He was on the Selangor Religious Council (MAIS) Legal Committee and sits on several Advisory/Editorial/Reviewer Boards like Shari’ah Journal, University of Malaya, Global Journal of al-Thaqafah, Universiti Sultan Azlan Shah, Journal of Contemporary Islamic Studies, WIEF-UiTM Occasional Papers (2012-2015), ESTEEM Journal, UiTM, Penang UMRAN International Journal of Islamic and Civilisational Studies, UTM and others. He is currently the President, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya's Alumni (ALIM).

Among his latest publications are Domestic Violence as a Ground for Dissolution of Marriage, (Mohammad Hashim Kamali, Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil & Nor Ilham Ramli), IAIS Malaysia Policy Issue Papers, No. 7, January 2019; Pandangan Syariah Bagi Hukuman Mati, Muka Sepuluh, Berita Harian, 5 Januari 2019; Islamic Law in Malaysia – Issues, Developments and Challenges (Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil & Mohammad Hashim Kamali), IAIS Malaysia & CLJ Publication, 2018; The Role of Islamic Think tanks in Human Capital Development: IAIS Malaysia’s Experience (Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil, Ahmad Badri Abdullah & Wan Naim Wan Mansor), The 10th Year & the Road Ahead – IAIS Malaysia Special Anniversary Issue, November 2018; Democratic Transitions in the Muslim World (Ali Salman, Mohammad Hashim Kamali & Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil), Pelanduk Publications, IAIS Malaysia & Islam & Liberty Network, 2018; Preserve Essential Foundations, NST, 5 September 2018; Preserve Essential Foundations, NST, 5 September 2018; The Right to Life and Death in Syariah, NST, 2 November 2018; Is Malaysia a Secular State?, NST, 28 December 2018; Is Unilateral Conversation the Best Solution?, ICR, Vol. 9. No. 3, July 2018; Pelaksanaan Undang-undang Islam di Malaysia: Khayalan Atau Realiti?, ILHAM Books & IAIS Malaysia, 2018; Political Lessons from Prophet Muhammad, NST, 27 April 2018; Fatwa and Ijtihad in Malaysia – Juristic and Historical Perspectives (Mohammad Hashim Kamali & Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil), IAIS Malaysia Policy Issue Papers, No. 4, June 2018; Malek Bennabi in Alexander Wain and Mohammad Hashim Kamali, The Architects of Islamic Civilisation, Pelanduk & IAIS Malaysia, 2018; Is Unilateral Conversion the Best Solution? IAIS Bulletin, No. 44, May-June 2018; Look to Ta’zir for Guidance in Drug Sentencing (Jointly with Dr Ahmad Badri), NST, 5 January 2018; Prioritise Child’s Welfare, NST, 16 February 2018.

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[last updated 12 Feb 2019]


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