Prof. Emeritus Dato' Paduka Dr. Mahmood Zuhdi bin Haji Abd. Majid

B. Sh (N.P), M. Sh (Azh), M. Phil (Kent), Ph.D (UM), Dip. Edu (A. Shams).

  • Associate Research Fellow, University of Malaya.
  • Chairman, Majlis Dakwah Negara.

Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Paduka Dr. Mahmood Zuhdi bin Haji Abd. Majid, he is an Associate Research Fellow, University of Malaya and Chairman of Majlis Dakwah Negara. He holds a number of Shariah-related degrees from Malaysia and abroad, namely, the Bachelor of Shariah from Nilam Puri, the Master of Shariah from the Al-Azhar University, the Master of Philosophy from the University of Kent and Doctor of Philosophy from the University of Malaya.

He also holds the Diploma in Education from Ain Shams in Egypt. He was the Director of the Academy of Islamic Studies in University of Malaya from 1995 to 2003. From 1985 to 1990 he was the Dean at the Faculty of Syariah at University of Malaya. His areas of expertise are threefold, namely, History of Islamic Law, the Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence and the Administration of Islamic Criminal Law.

Prof. Emeritus Dato’ Paduka Dr. Mahmood is an accomplished writer, having published numerous shariah works over the years including ‘Ke arah Merealisasikan Undang-undang Islam’ di Malaysia (1988), Undang-Undang Keluarga Islam: Konsep dan Perlaksanaannya di Malaysia (1992), Undang-undang Jenayah Islam: Konsep Dan Asas Perlaksanaannya (1992), Pengantar Undang-Undang Islam di Malaysia (1997), Dinamisme Pengajian Shariah (1997), Sejarah Pembinaan Hukum Islam (1998), Pentadbiran Undang-Undang Jenayah Islam di Malaysia (1999) Wakaf dan Perlaksanaannya di Malaysia (2000) Pentadbiran Zakat (2003), Pengurusan Zakat (2003) and Ulama Penggugat Zaman (2004). Among the numerous articles written by him include Fiqh Malaysia: Konsep dan Cabaran (2000) Peranan Zakat Dalam Pembangunan Ummah (2002) and Teori Politik Islam: Memahami siasah Shariah (2003). He is a recipient of the Dato’ Paduka Jiwa Mahkota Kelantan Yang Amat Mulia (DJMK) conferred by His Royal Highness the Sultan of Kelantan.

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