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Muslim Family Law in Singapore is the first dedicated textbook on the applicability and practice of Muslim family law in Singapore. It is an essential resource for students and practitioners looking to understand and appreciate the practice, development and underlying legal principles of Muslim family law as it is applied in Singapore. This book is an up to date practitioner’s handbook which combines a careful survey of topics, comprehensive analyses of reported cases and developments in the field, and insights and critical commentary of various issues.


This book has been designed to guide the reader towards a better understanding of Muslim law as a unique feature in Singapore – it takes a practical approach by offering useful instruction and by providing an effective framework for understanding Muslim family law in Singapore, for both students and practitioners, whether they are new to the field or looking to deepen their expertise.


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Ahmad Nizam Abbas is the managing director of Crescent Law Chambers LLC and has contributed extensively to the development of Muslim law in Singapore. He participated in the Parliamentary Select Committee’s hearing on the amendments to the Administration of Muslim Law Act in 1998 and was Chairperson of the Law Society’s Muslim Law Practice Committee. He co-created the first ever module on Islamic family law in Singapore for the Singapore University of Social Services and collaborated with the National University of Singapore on its Muslim Law Practice Course, which caters to practitioners. He has served on the boards of various national organisations, including Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore); he presently serves on the Youth Court’s panel of advisers and on the Family Justice Court’s panel of child representatives, among others. He frequently speaks on the jurisdictional relationship between civil law and Muslim Law in Singapore at various forums, and his works have been published internationally.


Istyana Putri Ibrahim is a legal service officer with the Legal Aid Bureau (“LAB”), a department of the Ministry of Law. Before joining LAB, she was a partner at Rajah & Tann Singapore LLP, practising commercial and criminal litigation. Since getting called to the Bar in 2011, she has been lead counsel and/or mentored junior lawyers in a wide range of complex civil, family and Syariah divorce cases, including appeals to the Appeal Board. She now co‑heads the Syariah Court Practice Group in LAB and led the implementation of the Specialist Legal Executive Scheme for Syariah Court matters. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Second Class (Upper Division)) from the National University of Singapore (“NUS”). While reading law at NUS, she received the Rajah & Tann Prize for Corporate Insolvency. During an exchange programme at McGill University, Canada in 2008, she studied Islamic law under Professor Wael Hallaq.


Maryam Hasanah Rozlan is a legal counsel at Kaplan Singapore. Prior to this role, she was a legal service officer at the Ministry of Law Singapore. She joined the Legal Aid Bureau in 2016, where she represented and advised clients on a wide variety of civil, family and Muslim law matters. There, she co-founded and led the Syariah Court Practice Group, training and mentoring officers on Muslim law and Syariah Court matters. In 2020, she moved to the Policy Advisory Division, driving legislative reform and providing legal support to policy divisions in a broad range of areas, focusing particularly on litigation funding, appropriate dispute resolution, debt restructuring and insolvency. She holds a Bachelor of Laws (Upper Second Class Honours) from the London School of Economics and Political Science and a Master of Laws in Asian Legal Studies from the National University of Singapore. She has been an associate mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre since 2017 and was called to the Singapore Bar in 2020.

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