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Majdah Binti Zawawi
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Dr. Majdah Zawawi joined the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, IIUM after being admitted to the Malaysian Bar in 1996. Having obtained her LL.B from IIUM, she proceeded to the University of Jordan for a year of Intensive Arabic Language Course which enabled her to do her LL.B(S) upon her return to IIUM in 1997 and was completed a year later. She then pursued her Master of Comparative Laws programme in 1998 and it was then that she developed a deep interest in the areas of Bioethics and Law. Her Mastera??s dissertation was a comparative study on the legal and ethical aspects of human cloning whi ... show more

  • Law - Doctor of Philosophy, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Comparative Law - Masters Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Law - Bachelor Degree, International Islamic University Malaysia
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Law ~ Biosafety Law (Including GMOs, Bioethics, Sustainable Development) -
  • Social Science ~ Social Science ~ Syariah Law ~ Other Syariah Law n.e.c. - Bio-law and Bioethics
  • 2007 - 2007 , Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
COMPULSORY MOOTS 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011 2011/2012 2012/2013 2013/2014 2014/2015 2015/2016 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
COMPULSORY MOOTS I 2007/2008
COMPULSORY MOOTS II 2007/2008
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW I 2000/2001
CONSTITUTIONAL LAW II 2001/2002
FUNDAMENTAL OF SHARIAH 2013/2014 2017/2018
ISLAMIC CRIMINAL JUSTICE 2011/2012 2013/2014
ISLAMIC CRIMINAL LAW 2008/2009 2011/2012 2012/2013 2014/2015 2017/2018 2018/2019 2019/2020 2020/2021
ISLAMIC CRIMINAL LAW I 1999/2000 2000/2001 2001/2002
ISLAMIC CRIMINAL LAW II 2000/2001 2001/2002 2002/2003 2006/2007 2007/2008
LEGAL METHOD 2006/2007 2007/2008 2008/2009 2009/2010 2010/2011 2012/2013 2013/2014 2015/2016 2017/2018
LEGAL METHOD AND SKILLS 2013/2014
MOOTING 2001/2002 2002/2003
USUL AL FIQH I 2018/2019 2019/2020
WOMEN'S RIGHTS & GENDER ISSUES 2014/2015
In Progress
2019 - Present Formulating Shariah Compliant Attributes for Medical Tourism Hospital in Malaysia
2016 - Present A study on Ethical and Legal Issues in Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine : A Step Towards Developing Comprehensive Ethico-legal Framework
2013 - Present Legal and Administrative Requirement in Shari'ah Compliant Hospitality Services
Completed
2013 - 2016 Formulation of a Legal Framework for Preventing Criminal Victimization in Malaysia by incorporating Shari'ah Ruling
2012 - 2016 Status of Left Over Embryos in Malaysia : An Ethico Legal Enquiry
2010 - 2015 A Study on the Level of Knowledge, Attitude and Practices of First Year Students towards the Learning of Legal Method at the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws,IIUM
Article
2017 التكييف القانوني لتقنيات التناسل المساعدة "دراسة مقارنة بين الشريعة الإسلامية والقانونية" = Legal characterization for reproduction techniques. International Journal of Muslim World Studies , 15 (1) pp.3-61
2017 "Shari'ah compliant hospitality services" or "Muslim friendly hospitality services": searching for a balance. Malaysian Journal of Consumer Family Economics , 20 (S1) pp.28-37
2017 Understanding the concept of Halal for Muslims and its impact on the tourism industry. Malaysian Journal of Consumer Family Economics , 20 (S1) pp.11-21
2017 An overview of Shari'ah compliant healthcare services in Malaysia. Malaysian Journal of Consumer and Family Economics , 20 (S1) pp.91-100
2017 Should fines also benefit victims? An evaluation of fines as a form of punishment in Malaysia with special reference to Islamic law. Intellectual Discourse , 25 (1) pp.187-202
2017 Healthcare services: Halal pharmaceutical in Malaysia, issues and challenges. Malaysian Journal of Consumer Family Economics , 20 (S1) pp.101-113
2016 International cross-border surrogacy: an analysis of the Malaysian legal position. IIUM Law Journal , 24 (2) pp.283-307
2016 The Sharī’ah position on human embryonic research . Current Law Journal , xx (xx) pp.1-17
2015 Preface for Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities: A Special Edition Devoted to Issues in Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: Spirit, Form & Challenges . Pertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities: A Special Edition Devoted to Issues in Criminal Justice in the 21st Century: Spirit, Form & Challenges , 23 ((S))
2015 Forgiving the enemy: a comparative analysis of the concept of forgiveness in Shari’ah and Malaysian law. Pertanika Journal of Social Science & Humanities , 23(S) pp.43-54
2014 The Islamic approach to conserving biodiversity for global sustainability: an exploration. Advances in Environmental Biology , 8 (3 (sp)) pp.748-764
2014 Genetic screening of newborns in Malaysia: an ethico-legal prognosis. International Journal of Law, Policy and The Family (28) pp.135-149
2013 Preventing criminal victimization through community education: an Islamic perspective. Journal of ASIAN Behavioural Studies , 3 (10)
2012 Prevention of criminal victimization: An Islamic approach. Australian Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences , 6 (11) pp.49-55
2010 Donated materials in assisted reproductive technologies: an ethico-legal analysis of art legislations worldwide. Journal of Medical Ethics and History of Medicine , 3 (2) pp.(1-9)
2007 Assisted reproductive technologies in Malaysia: a legal maze for the exercise of reproductive choices of infertile couples. Jurnal Pengguna Malaysia , 9 pp.111-153
2002 Pengklonan manusia dari sudut syara'. Jurnal Penyelidikan Islam , 15 pp.41-60
2002 Legal analogy in Islamic law and common law: Masalik Al-'Illah, obiter dicta and distinguishing compared . IIUM Law Journal , 10 (1) pp.41-55

Conference or Workshop Item

2019 Factors influencing the growth of Muslim friendly hospitality services in Malaysia. In: 2nd International Halal Tourism Congress
2016 The role of local authority in governing Muslim friendly sport facilities. In: International Language and Tourism Conference 2016 (ILTC 2016)
2015 The narrow path: criminal laws in upholding the consumer rights to information for halal pharmaceutical goods. In: 19th MACFEA National Seminar (MACFEA2015)
2013 The application of the rule of “avoiding hudud due to shubhah” as a mechanism for ensuring justice in the determination of punishments in Islamic criminal law. In: International Seminar On Islamic Jurisprudence In Contemporary Society 2013 (ISLAC 2013)
2012 Preventing Criminal Victimization through Community Education: An Islamic Perspective. In: Asia Pacific International Conference on Environment-Behaviour Studies
2012 Qur'anic guidance on the legal status of human embryos. In: International Seminar on al-Qur'an in Contemporary Society (SQ2012)
2011 Artifical reproductive technologies: a need for a regulatory framework. In: 5th Safe Motherhood Congress
2011 Genetic testing of newborns: an ethico-legal perspective. In: 1st Malaysia Conference on Rare Disoders & Medical Genetics Conference 2011
2010 The legal and ethical position of research of human embryos in malaysia.
2009 Redefining reproductive rights through a harmonised approach of international human rights law and Islamic law. In: 4th International Conference on Harmonisation of Civil Law & Shariah 2009
2005 Harmonising Islamic principles with contemporary bioethics in the area of assisted reproductive technologies in Malaysia. In: 2nd International Conference on Harmonisation of Shari'ah and Civil Law 2005
2002 Commercial use of the womb: a comparative study of the legal and ethical position of surrrogacy arrangements in the UK, US snd the shariah. In: International Conference on Law and Commerce 2002

Book

2013 All you need to know about mooting. Law Professors . ISBN 978-983-32-1523-2
2011 Biotechnology law and policy : searching for a balance. Madhav Books . ISBN 9789380615028
2009 Mooting: a guide for students. Gems Publishing Sdn Bhd . ISBN 9789833215232

Book Section

2018 Pengklonan manusia menurut syarak. In: Al-Ahkam Jilid 8: undang-undang Islam dan aplikasi semasa Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka (DBP) . ISBN 978-983-49-1372-4 , pp.188-213
2018 Restorative justice in Islamic Law: application in Malaysian legal history and the criminal justice system. In: Research Handbook on Islamic Law and Society Edward Elgar Publishing Limited . ISBN 978-1-7800-305-3 , pp.250-272
2018 Qazaf menurut pandangan Syariah dan undang-undang yang terpakai di Malaysia. In: Al-Ahkam Jilid 8: undang-undang Islam dan aplikasi semasa Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka . ISBN 978-983-49-1372-4 , pp.123-149
2015 Human stem cell research: ethical and religious concerns over patenting biotechnological inventions in Malaysia. In: Intellectual Property Law And Human Rights Kluwer Law International . ISBN 978-90-411-5836-9 , pp.783-808
2011 Redefining reproductive rights through a harmonised approach of international human rights law and Islamic law. In: Harmonisation of the Shari'ah and civil laws (perspective and practice) IIUM Press . ISBN 9789670225890 , pp.105-151
2007 Crime prevention through safe city planning: an Islamic perspective. In: Islam and Urban Planning Scholar Press (M) Sdn. Bhd. . ISBN 978-983-3813-18-6 , pp.182-206
2006 Islam, science & technology: some ethical, moral and religious considerations. In: Science and Religion: An Islamic Perspective Centre for Civilisational Dialogue University of Malaya . ISBN 983-3070-16-7 , pp.119-129
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