1  Name of Course Islamic Law of Torts
2 Course Code LAB4053
3 Instructor
4 Rational for the Inclusion of the Course in the Programme Islamic Law of Torts subject is included in the Bachelor of Syariah and Law Programme to introduce and expose students to the basic knowledge of tort according to Islam.
5 Semester and Year offered Semester 1 (Year 1)
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


 20  8  30  16  11  2  5


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. explain the background and basic knowledge of Islamic law of tort. (LO2-P2)
  2. display the comparison of Islamic law of tort with English law of tort.   (LO4-P2)
  3. describe tort cases based on Islamic point of view. (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 deals with the basic knowledge of Islamic law of tort. Students will be introduced to the concept and scope of Islamic law of tort. The main topic which will be discussed  are introduction to Islamic law of tort, strict liability,  tort againts person, trespass to land, vicarious liability, nuisance  and some concepts, principles and legal maxim between English and Islamic law of tort.
13 Mode of Delivery Lecture, tutorial, class discussion, seminar and 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 The Islamic Law of Tort: An Introduction
2-3 Liability for Negligence
4 -5 Types of Torts against Person
6-7 Types of torts against property
8-9 Strict Liability
10 Vicarous Liability
11-12 Nuisance
13 Defamation
14 General Defences

*Note: Total = 125 hours

17 Main references 
  1. Abdul Basirbin Mohammad. (2013).English and Islamic Law of Torts. Kuala Lumpur: DBP
  2. Liaquat Ali Khan Niazi. (1988). Islamic Law of Tort. Lahore
  3. Muhammad FawziFayd Allah.(1983). Nazariyyat al-Daman fi al-Fiqh al-Islami al Amm.Kuwayt :Dar al-Turath
  4. Wahbah Al-Zuhayli. (1982). Nazariyyat al-Daman aw Ahkam al-Mas’uliyyah al-Madaniyyahwa al-jina’iyyah fi al-Fiqh al-Islami :DirasahMuqaranah. Damascus : Dar al-Fikr
18 Additional references
  1. Syed Ahmad Al Sagoff. (2004).The Law of Tort in Malaysia and the Syariah. Kuala Lumpur: AIKOL, IIUM
  2. NorchayaTalib. (2003). Law of Torts in Malaysia. 2nd ed. Kuala Lumpur: Sweet & Maxwell
  3. William, Glanwillellewelyn. (1976). Foundations of the Law of Tort. London: Butterworths
  4. Abdul Aziz Husin& Abdul Rashid Abd. Aziz. (2000). AspekUndang-Undang Tort DalamProjekPembinaan.Pulau Pinang: Penerbit USMRogers, V.H.W. (1994). Winfield and Jolowicz on Torts. 14th ed. London: Sweet & Maxwell



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



















  K CTPS CS TS EM LL     KK LS    
1 explain the background and basic knowledge of Islamic law of Tort. (LO2-P2)   3               Classroom lecture and discussion Written test


2. differentiate and compare Islamic law of Tort with English law of tort.   (LO4-P2)       3            



Group research

Instructor evaluation of the presentation
3. solve tort cases based on Islamic point of view. (LO5-A1)         3         Assignment Instructor  and peer evaluation