Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah of Laws
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Ahmad Ibrahim Kulliyyah Of Laws (AIKOL) is the law faculty of International Islamic University Malaysia. Previously known as the Kulliyyah of Laws, it was renamed in 2000 in honour of its founding father and ex-Dean, Professor Tan Sri Datuk Ahmad Mohamed Ibrahim. Being the first Kulliyyah (faculty) to be formed together with the university, it is now one of the largest law schools in Malaysia and has produced thousands of law graduates since 1983: legal practitioners, syarie lawyers, academicians, legal advisors, deputy public prosecutors, judiciary members, and politicians. The current Dean is Professor Dr. Hunud Abia Kadouf.
Due to its international status, the medium for teaching in AIKOL is English and Arabic. However, Bahasa Melayu is also taught to students to equip them with the understanding of legal jargons in the national language. It does receive a small group of foreign law students every year whilst the majority of the students are Malaysians.
There is a total of three campuses in Malaysia, which are at Gombak, Kuantan, and Petaling Jaya. The Combak Campus is the main campus, ≈ 700 acre (2.8 km²).
AIKOL offers a variety of courses ranging from LL.B (Hons.), LL.B-S (Hons.) for Shariah law students, MCL (Master Of Comparative Laws) and up to PhD (Doctor Of Philosophy) level. It also provides for programmes like Diploma In Shariah Law And Practice (DSLP) and Diploma in Law and Administration of Islamic Judiciary (DAIJ). Harun M. Hashim Law Centre of AIKOL offers several programmes, including LL.M Business (Executive), LL.M Banking (Executive), LL.M in Administration of Islamic Law and LL.M in International Law.
The Ahmad Ibrahim Memorial Lecture series is conducted annually by inviting experts and scholars to speak on diverse legal issues. The speakers previously invited to speak in the event include Tun Salleh Abas, Tun Zaki Azmi, Tun Abdul Hamid Mohamad, Gordon Woodman and Andrew Harding.
AIKOL actively participates in various public speaking, debating, client counseling and mooting competitions, both nationally and internationally.
Irma Nur Zahrah of AIKOL became the first Asian to win the public speaking competition at the World Universities Debating Championships 2004 held at Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. One of AIKOL's major achievements was when it became the runner-up in the prestigious Philip C. Jessup International Law Moot Court Competition 2005 held at Washington, D.C. and Melati Abdul Hamid was awarded the Best Oralist in the Championship Round. Another major achievement was in 2008, where the IIUM mooting team represented Malaysia and managed to garner a clean sweep of the awards in the Inaugural Monroe E. Price Media Law Moot Court Competition held at University of Oxford. The IIUM team was crowned the inaugural champion, merited the Best Memorial Award and Best Oralist of the said competition.
- Abdullah Shiham Hassan, Chairman, Bank of Maldives.
- Rafe Haneef, Chief Executive Officer, CIMB Islamic.
- Suryani Senja Alias, Senior Vice President of Khazanah Nasional Berhad.
- Hamid Sultan Abu Backer, the first Malaysian High Court Judge to receive a PhD in law and author of Janab's Key to Civil Procedure in Malaysia and Singapore.
- Hassan Saeed, Attorney-General of the Republic of Maldives.
- Kuthubul Zaman Bukhari, President of the Malaysian Bar Council.
- Husnu Al Suood, Attorney-General of the Republic of Maldives.
- Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar, President of Syariah Lawyers Association, Malaysia.
- Fong Po Kuan, MP Batu Gajah, Perak.
- Datuk Kamilia Ibrahim, Vice Head of Wanita UMNO Malaysia.
- Khairiah binti Mohamed, Senator.
- Mohd Yusmadi Mohd Yusoff, MP Balik Pulau, Pulau Pinang.
- Hajjah Mumtaz binti Md Nawi, Senator.
- Datuk Noriah Kasnon, MP Sungai Besar, Selangor and Deputy Minister of Women, Family and Community Development.
- Datuk Rosnah Shirlin, Head of Puteri UMNO Malaysia, Deputy Minister of Health, and Deputy Minister of Works.
- Wong Kar Woh, State Assemblyman Canning, Perak.
- HRH Tengku Amalin A'ishah Putri, Kelantanese Princess and Magistrate officer.
- HRH Tengku Haris, Perlis Prince and Magistrate officer.
- Engku Rabiah Adawiah Engku Ali, first female member of Shariah Advisory Council of Bank Negara Malaysia, Shariah Advisory Board of Khazanah Nasional Berhad and world's first registered female Islamic finance Shariah advisor.
- Tan Sri Ismail Omar, Inspector General of Police, Royal Malaysian Police.
- Tan Sri Khalid Abu Bakar, Inspector General of Police, Royal Malaysian Police.
Notable faculty members (current & former)
- Tan Sri Ahmad Ibrahim, Attorney-General of Singapore and Dean of Faculty of Law, Universiti Malaya.
- Aziz Bari, constitutional scholar.
- Tan Sri Harun M. Hashim, judge who banned UMNO.
- Datuk Md Hashim Yahya, Mufti of Wilayah Persekutuan.
- Mohammad Hashim Kamali, internationally renowned Islamic jurist.
- Mohd Akram Shair Mohamed, member of the Kuala Lumpur War Crimes Commission.
- Mohd Daud Bakar, Deputy Rector of International Islamic University Malaysia and member of HSBC's Global Shariah Advisory Board.
- Dato' Nik Norzrul Thani, Chairman of Zaid Ibrahim & Co., the largest law firm in Malaysia.
- Rusni Hassan, member of Shariah Advisory Council, Bank Negara Malaysia.
- Shad Saleem Faruqi, constitutional scholar.
- Haji Suleiman Abdullah, President of the Malaysian Bar Council.
- Tan Sri Dato Syed Agil Barakbah, Supreme Court Judge of Malaysia.
- Yusri Mohamad, President of Angkatan Belia Islam Malaysia (ABIM).
- Dato' Sri Zaleha Kamarudin, Rector of International Islamic University Malaysia.
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