Dr Muneer Abduroaf

Senior Guest Lecturer

Currently lectures:
International Peace College South Africa, Department of Islamic Studies, Islamic Succession Law, Bequests, and Legacies ISL 301 F and ISL 302 S.

Academic qualifications include:
Diploma in Arabic Linguistics (Dip) 2001
Islamic University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia,
Bachelor of Islamic Laws Degree (LLB) 2005
Islamic University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia
Included a thesis on the relationship between the legislative and executive branches of Islamic law,
Bachelor of Laws Degree (LLB) 2010
Islamic University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia
Included elective modules in Muslim Personal Law - Advanced Family Law - Alternative Dispute Resolution,
Master of Laws Degree (LLM) 2011
University of the Western Cape in South African and the University of Humboldt in Germany
Included modules on International Criminal Law - International Anti Anti-Corruption Law - the Law of Organized Crime and Money Laundering
Also included a Research Paper on the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission,
Doctor of Laws Degree (LLD) 2018
University of the Western Cape in South Africa
Title of thesis was the Impact of South African Law on the Islamic Law of Succession.

Professional qualifications include:
Attorney of the High Court of the Republic of South Africa,
Sworn Translator of the High Court of the Republic of South Africa,
Marriage officer of the Department of Home Affairs of the Republic of South Africa.

Professional Affiliations:
Imaam at Masjidur-Raoof in Highlands Estate,
Member of the Highlands Waqaf Trust Shariah Research Board,
Member of the Muslim Judicial Council of South Africa,
Member of the Islamic Business Compliance Authority,
Member of the International Network of Scholars Researching Unregistered Marriages,

CRL Rights Commissioner appointed by the President of RSA.

 

Publications:

Journal articles

Abduroaf M ‘A constitutional analysis of an Islamic will within the South African context’ (2019) 52(2) De Jure Law Journal 257 266

Abduroaf M ‘An analysis of renunciation in terms of s 2(C)(1) of the Wills Act 7 of 1953 in light of the Moosa NO and Others v Harnaker and Others judgment’ (2019) 7 Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law 15 21

Abduroaf M and Moosa N ‘Muslim marriage and divorce in Sri Lanka: Aspects of the relevant jurisprudence’ (2016) vol 4 Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law 98 108

Moosa N and Abduroaf M ‘Faskh (Divorce) and intestate succession in Islamic and South African law: Impact of the watershed judgment in Hassam v Jacobs and the Muslim Marriages Bill’ (2014) Acta Juridica 160 191

Abduroaf M ‘Evolution of Muslim personal law in the South African constitutional dispensation’ (2013) 54 Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 6 11

Chapters in books

Moosa N and Abduroaf M ‘Implications of the official designation of Muslim clergy as authorised civil marriage officers for Muslim polygynous, interfaith and same-sex marriages in South Africa’ (2017) in Brinig M and Banda F (eds) The International Survey of Family Law Bristol: Lexis Nexis 323 359

Abduroaf M and Moosa N ‘Islamic law mode of estate distribution in South Africa’ (2019) in Atkin B and Banda F (eds) International Survey of Family Law United Kingdom: Jordan Publishing 457 479

Other publications

Abduroaf M ‘An Analysis of the Consequences of an Islamic Divorce in Light of the Faro v Bingham and Others judgment’ (2019) Without Prejudice, Volume 19 Number 9, Oct 2019, p. 31 – 32

Abduroaf M ‘The Effect of Sunni Schools of Law in Reinforcing Peace and Compassion: A South African Case Study with Regard to Attempt to Enact Muslim Personal’ (2019) Mohammed VI Foundation of African Oulema available at http://www.fm6oa.org/en/the-effect-of-sunni-schools-of-law-in-reinforcing-peace-and-compassion-a-south-african-case-study-with-regard-to-attempt-to-enact-muslim-personal/ (accessed 23 August 2019)

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