YAA Prof. Adjung Dato' Setia Dr. Hj. Mohd Na'im bin Haji Mokhtar
Director General / Chief Judge, Department of Syariah Judiciary Malaysia.
YAA Prof. Adjung Dato’ Setia Dr. Haji Mohd Na’im bin Haji Mokhtar, is currently the Director General / Chief Judge, Department of Syariah Judiciary Malaysia.
He was chosen and served as Malaysian Cheavening Visiting Fellow at Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies, Oxford University, United Kingdom for 2008/2009. He has also been appointed as Visiting Fellow at Harvard Law School, Harvard University, USA and will serve at Harvard University from Feb 2013 until May 2013. YAA Prof. Adjung Dato’ Setia Dr. Haji Mohd Na’im has been appointed as External Examiner for PhD candidates of International Islamic University (IIUM), MARA University Technology (UITM) and National University of Malaysia (UKM). He also sits as Malaysian Qualifying Agency (MQA) panel and committee member. He has also been appointed as Adjunct Professor by the Law Faculty of University Technology Mara (UITM) in year 2012.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM). He also obtained a Masters in Laws (LLM) degree from University of London, United Kingdom, a Diploma in Syariah Law and Practice from IIUM, a Diploma in Administration and Islamic Judiciary from IIUM and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Syariah from National University of Malaysia (UKM).
He started his career as a Law Lecturer at IIUM from 1990 to 1997. He then became a Syarie Lawyer for Negeri Sembilan, Malacca and Federal Territories and Advocate & Solicitor Malaya in 1997 to 1998. In 1998, he was appointed as Judge for Syariah Court of Petaling until 2001. He was also a Judge for Syariah Court of Federal Territory, Kuala Lumpur from 2001 until 2003. In 2003, he was appointed by Syariah Judiciary Department Malaysia as a research officer until 2005. He was also a visiting lecturer at UKM and IIUM in 2003 until 2008. He also served as Senior Syariah Prosecutor at the Federal Territories Religious Department between 2007-2008.
YAA Prof. Adjung Dato’ Setia Dr. Haji Mohd Na’im has participated in many local and international seminars on his subject areas of specialization. He had also presented papers on family laws, syariah subjects and related topics at many conferences local as well as overseas forums. Dato’ Dr. Na’im also sits on a number of Syariah Advisory Boards of local and foreign Islamic banks and takaful companies.