History of Islamic Law in Malaysia - A Critical Reconsideration

CMCS Research Papers Series No.4

18 Pages Posted: 2 Nov 2009 Last revised: 4 Jul 2011

See all articles by See Hoon Peow

See Hoon Peow

SEGi University; Berjaya University College

Date Written: November 1, 2009


Implementation of Islamic law in Malaysia has always been a debated issue in Malaysia since independence. Every now and then the issue will be debated publicly. One interesting argument that is often put forward in the debate to support the implementation of Islamic law is Malaysia is that Islamic law was already implemented before the British came. It was the British that have done away with Islamic law in Malaysia. So, to call for implementation of Islamic law is actually to call for reverting back to old policy. This paper would seeks to establish the factual issue. Was Islamic law really implemented in the Malay States?

Suggested Citation

Peow, See Hoon, History of Islamic Law in Malaysia - A Critical Reconsideration (November 1, 2009). CMCS Research Papers Series No.4, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1498183

See Hoon Peow (Contact Author)

SEGi University ( email )

9 Jalan Teknologi
Petaling Jaya, 47810

Berjaya University College ( email )

Level 11 West Berjaya, Times Square
No. 1 Jalan Imbi
Kuala Lumpur, 55100

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