1  Name of Course Islamic Land Law
2 Course Code LAB4092
3 Instructor
4 Rational for the Inclusion of the Course in the Programme LAB4092 is introduced to equip the students with the knowledge on the theory and legal framework of Islamic land law.
5 Semester and Year offered Semester 7 (Year 4)
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


 16  10  10  44  7  4  3


7 Credit Value 3 (122/ 40 = 3.05)
8 Pre-requisite (if any) None
9 Learning outcomes Upon successful completion of this course, students should have the ability to:

  1. Identify the legal aspects of Islamic land law (L02-K4);
  2. Apply the general principles of Islamic land law to actual problems relating to land matters; (L03-P3)
  3. Compare and contrast the principles of Islamic land law with the Torrens system of land tenure (L09-P3);
10 Transferable skills Students should be able to develop good written and interpersonal communication, team work and leadership, problem solving through the 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, tutorials, informal activities exercises and group work. 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 Part 1 of the Land law course will introduce the students to the general principle of laws governing land matters in Malaysia. It begins with the historical background of land law in Malaysia, basic land law concepts and terminology and the general features of the Torrens System. The course will further discuss the administration of land law at the federal government level and state authority and the application of the National Land Code 1965 and other related statutes in land matters.
13 Mode of Delivery Lecture, tutorial, class discussion and presentation.
14 Assessment Methods and Types
  Item Percentage
1. Mid semester exam 15%
2. Assignment 10%
3. Presentation 15%
4. 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 Introduction to Islamic land law
2 Basic principles in Islamic land ownership
3 Historical background of Islamic land law
4 Administration of land in Islamic States
5 Tax administration-Al-Kharaj
6 Legal Provisions of Islamic land law
7 Rights of Pre-emption
8 Disposal of land by Iqta’
9 Ihya’ al-Mawat
10 Al-Hima’-Land Reservation
11 Al-Ta’mim-Land Acquisition
12 Land Dealings in Islam
13 Prospect of Islamization
17 Main references
  1. Ainul Jaria Maidin, et. al. 2008. Principles of Malaysian Land Law. Petaling Jaya: Lexis Nexis.
  2. Hj Salleh Hj Buang. 2001. Malaysian Torrens System. Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka.
  3. Mohd Ridzuan Awang. 1994. Undang-Undang Tanah Islam : Pendekatan  Perbandingan. Kuala Lumpur, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka
  4. The Mejelle : (English Translation of Majallah ei-Ahkam-al Adliyyah) Lahore : Law Publishing Company


  • National Land Code 1965
  • Land Acquisition Act 1960
18 Additional references
  1. Samih, Muhammad bin Ali. 1983. Milkiyyah al-Ard fi al-Syari’ah al-Islamiyyah. t.tp: t.pt.
  2. Abu Yusof, Yaakob Ibn Ibrahim. 1392H. Kitab al-Kharaj. Kaherah : Al-Matba’ah al-Salafiyyah wa Maktabahu (Translated into English by Ben Shemesh as Taxation in IslamOsman, Muhammad Fathi M. 1976. The Juristic Rules of Conquered Land and Law Taxation: Fay’ and Kharaj: Their Origins and Development in Midieval Islam. Princeton, N J: Princeton University Press.Al-Jawwad, Muhammad Abdul. 1974. Milkiyyah al-Aradhi fi al-Islam: Tahdid al-Milkiyyah wa al-Ta’mim. Kaherah: al-Tab’ah al-Alamiyyah.
  3. Abu Zahrah, Muhammad. 1976. al-Milkiyyah wa Nazariyyah al-Aqd fi al-Syariah al-Islamiyyah. Dar al-Fikr al-Arabi
  4. Abu Ubayd, al-Qasim Ibn Salam. 1968. Kitab Al-Amwal. Al-Azhar: Maktabah al-Kulliyyah al-Azhariyyah



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



















  K CTPS CS TS EM LL     KK LS    
3.Identify the legal aspects of Islamic land law (L02-K4);   3               Classroom lecture and discussion Written test


2.Apply the general principles of Islamic land law to actual problems relating to land matters; (L03-P3)     3             Lecture, Tutorials and Presentation Instructor evaluation of the presentation
3.Compare and contrast the principles of Islamic land law with the Torrens system of land tenure (L09-P3);                  3 Assignments Instructor evaluation of the assignment