Singapore University of Social Sciences

Syariah Law (LAW351)

Applications Open: To be confirmed

Applications Close: To be confirmed

Next Available Intake: To be confirmed

Course Types: To be confirmed

Language: English

Duration: 6 months

Fees: To be confirmed

Area of Interest: Legal

Schemes: To be confirmed

Funding: To be confirmed


LAW351 Syariah Law is designed to enable the family practitioner to be mindful of the sensitivities involved where a party is a Muslim. The family practitioner needs to have knowledge of the Muslim law of marriages and divorces, and would also need to be aware of jurisdictional issues between the Syariah Court and the civil courts. This course does not cover all of the Syariah Law, but focuses on the Syariah Law as applied in the Singapore context.

Level: 3
Credit Units: 5
Presentation Pattern: Every January


  • Muslim Law in Singapore
  • The Syariah Court and the Appeals Board
  • Types of divorces
  • Ancillary issues in divorces
  • The Women's Charter and the Syariah Court
  • Concurrent jurisdictions of the civil and Syariah courts
  • Enforcement of Syariah Court orders under the Women's Charter
  • Maintenance for wife and children
  • Protection Orders
  • Guardianship of Infants
  • Adoptions
  • Probate and Administration matters

Learning Outcome

  • Explain the various sources of the relevant law, how it is made and developed; of the institutions within which that law is administered and the personnel who practice law
  • Demonstrate understanding of legal concepts, values, principles and procedures of Singapore law and explain the relationship between them in a number of subject areas, as well as to apply them
  • Analyse fact patterns to identify relevant issues of law, fact and procedure.
  • Indicate the relevant rule of substantive law, procedure or evidence relevant to the issues identified
  • Apply the relevant laws and principles to come to a conclusion on the issues
  • Formulate an opinion, provide a solution and advise based on the conclusions
  • Discuss critically, competing arguments in literature or in a group situation and make a reasoned choice between alternatives
  • Express ideas, concepts and arguments in the English language and legal terminology with care and accuracy
  • Employ information technology in an office environment for the search for information, the preparation of documents and presentations
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