The family is a basic unit of society, and family law impacts the personal life of every individual. Islamic family law is of wide relevance in Malaysia and a reliable source of reference. Authoritative commentaries on it are no doubt of much use to lawyers, lecturers, students, and the layman.
This webinar will update participants on the application of Islamic family law in the Syariah Courts and expounds on new amendments to existing Islamic family law statutes applicable in Malaysia. The content of this webinar will address selected major issues pertaining to Islamic family law matters, namely betrothal, requirements of a valid marriage, mahr, polygamy, types and methods of divorce, maintenance as well as ancillary matters such as mut’ah, distribution of matrimonial assets (harta sepencarian) and custody of children (hadanah).
Therefore, this webinar aims to raise and create knowledge and awareness of the above issues. This webinar can also be said to be a guidance platform and give some exposure to legal practitioners especially Members of the Bar as well as the public.
Haji Mukhtar b Abdullah was admitted as an advocate and solicitor of the High Court of Malaya in 1992. He is a Syarie lawyer and also a partner at Zamani Mohammad & Co. in Kuala Terengganu. Prior to practising, he served the Terengganu State Economic Development Corporation (Perbadanan Memajukan Iktisad Negeri Terengganu, “PMINT”) as an executive officer (1980–1992) and as its legal officer (1992–1996).
He was the Terengganu Bar Representative on the Bar Council (2009–2013), and he was appointed as the Co-Chairperson of the Jawatankuasa Bahasa Melayu and the Lawcare Committee (now known as the Lawcare and Welfare Committee). He is currently a member of the Bar Council Syariah Law Committee. He was also a former lecturer at the faculty of law in Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin (formerly known as KUSZA).
Haji Mukhtar used to talk on women rights (under Islamic family law) and on management of property through hibah, harta sepencarian, wasiat, and faraid to various non-governmental organisations and through the Bar Council under the Continuing Professional Development (“CPD”) scheme to lawyers and pupils in chambers.
He was actively involved in both civil and Syariah law for the past 26 years, and was a former Chairman of Persatuan Peguam Syarie Terengganu (“PPST”) and is currently an advisor to PPST. Haji Mukhtar was once invited to be the guest at Al-Hijrah TV station for the “Assalamualaikum” talk show on the “Khidmat Syariah” segment.
So far, he has written and published seven books on Syariah matters as references for lawyers and the public. The titles of his books are as follows:
(1) Harta Sepencarian dan Hak Wanita (2014)
(2) Suami Isteri: Hak dan Obligasi dari Sudut Undang-Undang Keluarga Islam di Malaysia (2015)
(3) Aplikasi & Tuntutan Hibah di Mahkamah Syariah di Malaysia (2016)
(4) Pembubaran Perkahwinan Secara Fasakh: Kaedah & Pelaksanaannya di Mahkamah Syariah di Malaysia (2017)
(5) Tuntutan Wasiat di Mahkamah Syariah di Malaysia (2018)
(6) Perancangan & Pengurusan Harta dari Perspektif Syariah & Undang-Undang di Malaysia (2019)
(7) Mut’ah Bukanlah Suatu Tuntutan Balas Dendam (2020)
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