HARMONISATION OF SHARI’AH AND LAW UNIT (HSLU)
The Harmonization of Shari’ah and Law Unit was established at the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) in May 2002 as part of the wider mission of the Kulliyyah to promote the study and understanding of Shari’ah (Islamic law) and its integration with the modern legal system. Inspired by al-Marhum Tan Sri Professor Ahmad Ibrahim, this unit was created to address the growing need for a comprehensive approach to the study of Shari’ah law and its relationship with the laws of the land in Malaysia and other Muslim-majority countries.
The unit aims to bring together scholars and experts from a variety of disciplines, including law, Shari’ah, Islamic studies, and political science, to explore the possibilities and challenges of integrating the principles and values of Shari’ah law with the modern legal system. The unit’s objectives are to promote research and scholarship on the harmonization of Shari’ah and law, to provide training and education in this field through academic curriculums, and to engage with stakeholders and policy-makers on issues related to the integration of Shari’ah and law.
The establishment of this unit reflects the commitment of the Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws to advancing the study and practice of Shari’ah law in the modern context, and to promoting a better understanding of the relationship between Shari’ah law and the legal systems of the world. The unit is poised to play a leading role in shaping the future of the harmonization of Shari’ah and law in the Muslim world and beyond.