The Islamization Process in the Context of Malaysian Legal Education : A Critical Reflection

Mohd Shukri, Muhammad Hafiz and Bakri, Abdul Karim (2018) The Islamization Process in the Context of Malaysian Legal Education : A Critical Reflection. Islamic Quarterly (Scopus), 61 (4). pp. 539-552. ISSN 0021-1842

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The term Islamization has been differently interpreted by Muslim scholars around the world since long time ago. Since the Islamization policy has been launched only in 1980s, it does not feature prominently in most Malaysian law schools. Their main mission apart from the basic philosophy of their parent institutions is basically to train graduates for the government’s legal services and legal professions. As far as Malaysian education is concerned, the Islamization process of the legal education system has to be carried out within the spirit of the existing constitutional framework. It needs to be translated into laws in the form of legislations so that it will become a concrete measure. Fundamentally, it is an attempt to bring about changes through peaceful means as opposed to revolutionary way of change. The society has been talking about Islamizing the law and making the law rooted in the indigenous tradition and culture. Indirectly, legal education has a role to play in this respect as it is a part and parcel of the educational system which produces graduates who will be responsible for the administration of justice. Hence, the main objective of this article is to propose several ways in transforming the existing Malaysian legal education to be closer or compatible with the spirit of Islamic principles.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Published on 20 July 2018 for Volume 61(4) - Delayed Publication by the Publisher
Uncontrolled Keywords: Constitutional; Islamization; law; legal education; legal profession; unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: K Law > K Law (General)
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Faculties, Institutes, Centres > Faculty of Economics and Business
Depositing User: Mohd Shukri
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2018 01:58
Last Modified: 25 Apr 2021 22:16

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