1 NAME OF COURSE Family Law
2 COURSE CODE LAB2023
3 INSTRACTOR
4 RATIONAL FOR THE INCLUSION OF THE COURSE IN THE PROGRAMME To equip the students with the knowledge of Islamic Family Law in Malaysia
5 SEMESTER AND YEAR OFFERED Semester 4 (Year 2)
6 Student Learning Time

Face to face Independent learning Formal Assessment Total
Teacher centered Student Centered Learning Non face to face Revision Assessment Preparation Continuous Assessment Final Exam
Lecture T O
 

28

 

20

 

8

 

30

 

16

 

11

 

2

 

5

 

120

7 CREDIT VALUE 3 (120 / 40 = 3)
8 PRE-REQUISITE (IF ANY) None
9 LEARNING OUTCOMES Upon successful completion of this course, students should have the ability to:

  1. state the Islamic Family Law in Malaysia (LO2-P2)
  2. show skills of reading cases and to read relevant family law cases. (LO4-P2)
  3. describe the law to Islamic family issues. (LO5-A1)
10 TRANSFERABLE SKILLS Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work and leadership, problem solving through a process of lectures and tutorials.
11  TEACHING-LEARNING AND ASSESSMENT STRATEGY Teaching-learning strategy:

The course will be taught through a combination of formal lectures, exercises, group work, using authentic materials, informal activities and various textbooks. Practical experience and collaborative teamwork will be fostered throughout the course. The use of examination and internal reporting assessment will assess the student’s ability to apply theoretical concepts in context.

Assessment strategy:

  • Formative
  • Summative
12 SYNOPSIS This course focuses on Islamic Family Law in Malaysia and the relevant Islamic Family Statutes.  Besides referring to local case laws, reference to case laws in other countries is also made. The topics inter alia are betrothal, nikah, registration of marriage, rights of wife and children, marital discord, fasakh, khuluq, ta’liq, lian, Hakam, registration of divorce, divorce outside the court and without court’s permission, ruju’, iddah, maintenance, hadanah, muta’ah, harta sepencarian, matrimonial offences stipulated in the relevant statutes as well as the enforcement of statutes by the states in Malaysia.
13  MODE OF DELIVERY Lecture, tutorial, class discussion, mini seminar or presentation.
14 ASSESSMENT METHODS AND TYPES  

  Item Percentage
1. Continuous Assessment 40%
2. Final examination 60%
  Total: 100%

 

15 MAPPING OF THE COURSE LEARNING OUTCOME/MODULE TO THE PROGRAMME LEARNING OUTCOMES Refer to attachment
16 Content Outline and the SLT per Topic

Week Topic
1-2 Betrothal and  Overview of Marriage
3-4 Dowry (Mas Kahwin) and Pemberian
4 -6 Procedure and Formalities
7 Polygamy
8-9 Maintenance and Property Rights during the Subsistence of Marriage
10-12 Dissolution of Marriage
13 Ruju‘
14 Maintentenance (nafkah)

Muta’ah

Jointly Acquired Property (Harta Sepencarian)
Matrimonial Offences

Domestic Violence

Hadhanah (Custody of Child)

*Note: Total = 125 hours

17 MAIN REFERENCES 1. Zaleha Kamaruddin (2005) Divorce Laws in Malaysia: Malayan Law Journal

2. Mimi Kamariah. (1999). Family Law in Malaysia. Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Law Journal Sdn Bhd

3. Ahmad Ibrahim, (1984). Family law In Malaysia and Singapore. Kuala Lumpur: Malayan Law Journal Sdn Bhd

4. Abdul Rahman Doi. (1984). Shariah: The Islamic Law . Kuala Lumpur:A.S. Noordeen

 Statutes:

Islamic Family Law Act (IFLA) Federal Territory

Islamic Family Law (Kelantan Enactment)

 

Related cases

18 ADDITIONAL FEFERENCES 1. Nik Noraini Nik Badli Shah. (2001). Marriage and Divorce under Islamic Law. International Law Book Services

2. Sheikh Muhammad Rif’at Uthman. (1995). The Laws of Marriage In Islam. Dar Al- Taqwa Ltd

3. Noor Aziah Mohd Awal,  Divorce In Accordance With Islamic Law in Malaysia: Law and Practice

4. Prof Madya Dr. Mohd Nasran Mohamad & Haji Mohd Naim Mokhtar ,  Pembubaran Perkahwinan Melalui Medium Elektronik Dari Sudut Fiqh dan Undang-Undang Keluarga Islam

5. Muhammad Altaf Hussain Ahangar [1995] 3 CLJ Ixxvii (Aug),  Effects of change of Religion on Marriage and Maintenance Obligation: Judicial responses In Malaysia.

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES, DELIVERY AND ASSESSMENT TEMPLATE

Course Learning Outcomes Compliance to PO Teaching & Learning Activities (TLAs) Assessment Tasks (ATs)
 

PO1

LO1

PO2

LO2

PO3

LO3

PO4

LO4

PO5

LO5

PO6

LO6

PO7

LO7

PO8

LO8

PO9

LO9

   
  K CTPS CS TS EM LL KK LS    
1 . identify  legal terminology and apply the rules of statutory interpretation in reading law (LO2-P1)   3               Classroom lecture and discussion

Group presentation

Written test

Presentation

2. describe the historical background of the present Malaysian legal system (LO3-P1)       3           Lecture, Tutorials and Presentation Instructor evaluation of the presentation
3. discuss the sources of law and describe the process of enacting law (LO6-A2)         3         Assignment Instructor  evaluation of the assignment