RSIS Seminar Series on Muslim Societies in Asia by Professor Amin Abdul Aziz, Adjunct Professor, Institute of Policy Studies, University of Brunei Darussalam
The Implementation of Islamic Law in Southeast Asia
Southeast Asia has recently gained international limelight after several initiatives were announced to implement Islamic criminal laws in the region. Under these laws, crimes such as adultery, alcohol consumption and homosexuality, became punishable by flogging, amputation and stoning to death. This seminar seeks to better understand the implementation of Islamic law and its implications for the political and socio-religious dynamics of Southeast Asia. This seminar chaired by Dr Farish Noor will be held in an in-conversation format.
About the Speaker:
Amin Abdul Aziz is Adjunct Professor at the Institute of Policy Studies, University of Brunei Darussalam. He was trained in traditional Islamic knowledge and holds a Master in Islamic Studies from the Graduate School of Islamic and Social Sciences, Virginia, USA. He was awarded the Abdullah ibn Abbas Award for Excellence in Shari’ah Sciences from the same university.