Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Islam
Authors: Nora Abdul Hak, Sa'odah Ahmad & Umar A. Oseni
Publisher: IIUM Press
This book discusses the concept, principles, types, and practices of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Islam with a special reference to the practice of sulh in Malaysia. The topics are presented in seven chapters. Chapter one focuses on the historical background of ADR in Islam. The principles of such, its elements, and mechanisms are explained and analyzed in chapter two. Chapter three explains forms of ADR that are available in Islam. Chapter four deliberates on the principles of tahkim. Chapter five concentrates on the background of ADR practice in Malaysia. In chapter six, the provisions of the Conciliatory Committee and Hakam under the Islamic Family Law Act are analyzed. Finally, chapter seven explains the practice of sulh in Malaysia. This is the first work on the topic written in English. Thus, the book will be a useful source of reference to the public at large, and particularly to judges, lawyers, ministry officials, sulh officers, academicians, and students. It is hoped that this book will shed some light for those who are interested in understanding and studying the concept of ADR in Islam. The authors would like to thank the Research Management Centre, IIUM for all the assistance and guidance rendered by the Centre in the publication of this book.