Thesis Title
The Concept of Ḍarar with Special Reference to the Brunei Islamic Family Law

Dr Amali Amin



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Nurasna Hj Isa is a PhD candidate in Islamic Civilisation and Contemporary Issues.


• BA Shariah (Fiqh and Judiciary) – Sultan Sharif Ali Islamic University, Brunei Darussalam
• MIRKH (Islamic Jurisprudence) – International Islamic University Malaysia, Malaysia


She earned a bachelor’s degree in Sharīꜥah (Fiqh and Judiciary) from Universiti Islam Sultan Sharif Ali (UNISSA) in 2011, including a one-year course under “Study Abroad Program” at Cairo University, Egypt. In 2014, she obtained her master’s degree in Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Heritage (Islamic Jurisprudence) from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), with a published thesis, entitled “Juvenile Delinquency Laws in Brunei Darussalam: A Juristic Analysis”. She has an extensive experience in teaching since 2016 and recently, has joined as an associate editor of Journal for Islamic Governance. Her research interest dwells within that of Islamic law, primarily Islamic family law and Islamic criminal law, Islamic jurisprudence and comparative study on Muslim schools of jurisprudence.

Her current research explores the concept of ḍarar in the context of Islamic family law, developing a conceptual framework of ḍarar, in order to trace the elements of ḍarar in the existing provisions pertinent to the Brunei Islamic family law. The conceptual framework of ḍarar will be applied against the Brunei Islamic family law, ascertaining whether there is incongruency between the conceptual framework of ḍarar and the existing provisions pertinent to the concept in the Brunei Islamic family law.

Research area(s)

• Islamic Family Law
• Islamic Criminal Law
• Comparative Study on Islamic Schools of Jurisprudence