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Prof.Najmaldeen Al-Zanki Academic RankProfessor

Specialization:

  • Fundamentals of Jurisprudence

Research Interests:

  • Legal Studies, Principles of Islamic Jurisprudence, Transactional Law.

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1. Doctor of Philosophy (Foundations of Jurisprudence) from the Department of Jurisprudence, Faculty of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Science, International Islamic University Malaysia, July 2003. His doctoral thesis was titled (Theory of Context/ Nazariyyat al-Siyaq). 2. Doctor of Philosophy (Civil Law) from the Faculty of Laws, University of Malaya, Malaysia, August 2011, and his thesis was titled: (Sanhuri's Civil Code for Arab Countries and Its Relevance to Modern and Islamic Laws). 3. Master of Arts from the Department of Jurisprudence at the Faculty of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Science, International Islamic University Malaysia, March 2000, and his dissertation was titled (Legal Thinking in the Presence of Texts/ Al-Ijtihad fi Mawrid al-Nass). 4. Bachelor of Arts in Legislation from the College of Sharia and Islamic Studies at the University of Dohuk, Iraqi Kurdistan, June 1996.
1. Part-time Lecturer at the Faculty of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Science, the International Islamic University Malaysia, for years between (2000-2004). 2. Visiting Lecturer (DS45), Academy of Islamic Studies at the University of Malaya (2004-2007). 3. Assistant Professor (DS45) in Faculty of Economics and Management Sciences at the International Islamic University Malaysia (2007-2010). and he was promoted to Senior Assistant Professor (DS52) on 5th October 2008. 4. He joined the College of Islamic Sciences at the University of Sulaimani on 3/9/2010 and he was given the title (Associate Professor) on 06/06/2011. 5. Associate Professor at the Faculty of Sharia and Islamic Studies - University of Sharjah since 4/9/2013, and served as (Assistant Dean) between 4/9/2014 and 4/9/2016. 6. His application to the post of Professor is under consideration.
-Member of International Council for Arabic Language, Lebanon. -Member of Qatar Research Fund, Qatar.
1. Codification of Islamic Law: Premises of History and Debates of Contemporary Muslim Scholars, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science, Center for Promoting Ideas, United States of America, Volume 4, Issue No. 9(1), July 2014, pp.127-137, (ISSN2220-8488). 2. Application of Maqasid in the Jurisprudence of Minorities: The Case of ‘Zawaj al-Maslahah’ in the West, co-author, Journal of Fiqh, Department of Fiqh and Usul, Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Issue No. 12, December 2015, pp. 139-160, (ISSN1823-089x). 3. The Effect of Islamic Fundamental Regulations on Environmental Conservation, main author, Journal of Islam in Asia, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Science, International Islamic University Malaysia, Volume 12, No. 1, June 2015, pp.180-199, (ISSN1823-0970). 4. Contemporary Attempts to Harmonize Usury with Islamic Law: A Study of Al-Sanhuri’s Civil Codes, Arab Law Quarterly, BRILL, Netherland, Issue No. 30, Part 1, January 2016, pp72-89, (ISSN0268-0556 ).
A. Books and Chapters in Books: 1. Nazariyyat al-Siyaq ‘Theory of Context’, Beirut: Dar al-Kutub, 2006 (ISBN: 12-7451-5237-8). 2. Al-Ijtihad fi Mawrid al-Nass ‘Ijtihad in the Presence of Text’, Beirut: Dar al-Kutub, 2006 (ISBN: 12-7451-5227-0). 3. Al-Murtakazat al-Bayaniyyah fi Fahm al-Nusus al-Shar’iyyah ‘Cornerstones in Understanding Legal Texts’, Kuwait: Kuwait's Ministry of Awqaf, 2010 (ISBN: 978-99906-987-0-1). 4. Al-Sina’ah al-Usuliyyah ‘The Arts of Jurisprudence, Abu Dhabi: Muwatta Center, 2016. 5. Sanhuri's Civil Code for Arab Countries & Its Relevance to Modern and Islamic Laws, University of Malaya Net Publisher, Kuala lumpur, Malaysia, 2011. 6. Nahwa Manzur Usuli Mutakamil li Tafsir al-Nass ‘Towards an Integrated Perspective for Interpretation of Text’, The book of cultural perspective, Michigan, October 2004, pp. 218-279, (ISBN1823-1462). 7. From Majallah to the Iraqi Civil Code: A Study on Harmonization of Shar'iah and Civil Law, a conference paper published as a chapter in (Harmonization of the Shari'ah and Civil Law). Edited by: Abdul Haseeb Ansari and Syed Khalid Rashid, International Islamic University - Research Centre, IIUM Press, Pp. 31-65, November 2011, (ISBN: 978-967-0225-89-0). B. Articles in Refereed Journals: 1. Mazahir al-Ghuluw fi al-Fikr al-Sufiy ‘Manifestations of Extremism in the Mystical Thought: A Comparative Study’, Journal of the Al-Risalah, the International Islamic University Malaysia, No. 2, December 1999, pp. 71-103, (ISBN978-967-0225-89-0). 2. Firqat al-Ananiyah al-Yahud ‘Anan Jewish Sect: A Study in the Sect’s Legislative and Theological Doctrine’, Journal of At-Tajdid, International Islamic University Malaysia, No. 9, October 2001, pp. 203-224, (ISSN: 1823-1926). 3. Abdul Razak al-Sanhuri wa Mahajuh fi al-Taqnin ‘Abdul Razak al-Sanhuri and His Enterprise for Legal Codification’, Journal of Islamiyyat al-Ma’rifah, Kingdom of Jordan, No. 27, November 2001, pp. 63-94, (ISSN 1729 4193). 4. Ahadith al-Mahdi ‘Hadith Reports on al-Mahdi: An Analytical Study in the Evolution of the Perception in Sunnis Community’, the Journal of Hikmah, United Kingdom, No. 26, August 2003, pp. 273-326. 5. Falsafat al-Ta’addud wa Murtakazat al-Wahdah al-Bayaniyyah fi Tafsir al-Nass ‘Philosophy of Diversity and the Foundations of Unity in Textual Interpretation, Journal of al-Bayan, University of Malaya, No. 3, December 2005, pp. 179-218, (ISSN1394-3723). 6. Al-Usus al-Ilmiyyah li-Minhaj al-Bahth al-Usuli ‘Scientific Methodology for Foundation of Jurisprudence, Journal of Fiqh, the Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, No. 2, December 2005, pp. 29-72, (ISSN1823-089x). 7. Islamiyyat al-Ma’rifah wa Ishkaliyat al-Turath ‘Islamization of Knowledge and the Issue of Heritage: A Critical Study’, Journal of ideas, the Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya Malaysia, GS 6, December 2005, p S305-354, (ISSN1511-8819). 8. Al-Qara’in wa Turuq Iltimas al-Dalalat ‘Contextual Hints and its Foundational Significance’, Journal of Hikmah, United Kingdom, No. 27, November 2005, pp. 211-257. 9. Al-Nazm al-Qur’ani wa Atharuh fi Istinbat al-Ahkam ‘Nature of Quranic Cotext and Its Impact on Induction of Legal Values’, Al-Ahmadiyya Journal, The Research House for Islamic Studies and Heritage Revival, United Arab Emirates Dubai, No. 22, February 2006, pp. 17-76, (ISSN 1609-8706). 10. Usul al-Fiqh fi Muwajahat al-Harminutiqa al-Falsafiyah ‘Foundations of Jurisprudence and the Challenge of Philosophical Hermeneutics’, Journal of Islam in Asia, Faculty of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia, vol 3, p 1, July 2006, pp. 7-40, (ISSN1823-0970). 11. Munasabat al-Tashri’ al-Qur’aniy wa Atharuha fi al-Fahm wa- al-Istinbat ‘Occasions of Quranic Legislation and Its Impact on Legal Deduction’, Journal of al-Bayan, the Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya Malaysia, No. 4, December 2006, pp. 143-178, (ISSN1394-3723). 12. Athar al-Ikhtilaf fi al-Manahij al-Fiqhiyyah fi al-Waqi’ al-Mu’asir ‘The Impact of Jurisprudential Methodological Differences in Approaching Contemporary Legal Issues, Journal of Fiqh, the Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, No. 3, December 2006, pp. 169-192, (ISSN1823-089x). 13. Al-Siyaq wa Atharuh fi Fahm Maqasid al-Shari’ ‘The Context and Its Impact on the Deduction of Shar’ah Objectives’, Journal of Islamiyyat al-Ma’rifah, Kingdom of Jordan, No. 48, November 2007, pp. 35-77, (ISSN1729 4193). 14. Al-Murtakazat al-Bayaniyyah fi Fahm al-Khitab al-Qur’aniy ‘Cornerstones to Understanding of the Quranic Discourse’, Journal of al-Ihya’, Muhammadiyah Association of Scholars, Morocco, No. 28, January 2008, pp. 106-117. 15. Qimat al-‘Adl wa Atharuh fi al-Wasl bayna Qawanin al-Wahi wa Qawanin al-Qawn ‘The Value of Justice and Its Impact on Connection between Revelation and Universe’, Journal of Islam in Asia, the International Islamic University Malaysia, vol 6, no. 2, December 2009, pp. 29-52, (ISSN: 1823-0970). 16. Ta’selat al-Imam al-Shafi'i fi Hujiyyat al-Sunnah wa Thubutiha ‘Shafi’ee’s Foundations for Proving and Authorizing the Sunnah’, Journal of Islamiyyat al-Ma’rifah, Kingdom of Jordan, No. 61, July 2010, pp. 43-78, (ISSN 1729 4193). 17. Naqd Mutun al-Sunnah fi Ta’silat al-Imam al-Shafi’ee ‘Shaf’ees’ Textual Criticism of Hadith’, Journal of Islamiyyat al-Ma’rifah, Kingdom of Jordan, No. 64, July 2011, pp. 15-50, (ISSN17294193). 18. Al-Sunnah al-Nabawiyyah wa al-Haqa’iq al-‘Ilmiyyah ‘Sunnah and Interpretation of Scientific Facts’, Journal of the Faculty of Sharia and Islamic Studies, University of Qatar, No. 29, October 2011, pp. 248-306, (ISSN99921-786-2-0). 19. Al-Qaw’id al-Asasiyah li al-Fiqh al-Tatbiq ‘Fundamental Regulations for Applicatory Jurisprudence, Journal of Shari’a and Islamic Studies, University of Kuwait, No. 105, June 2016, pp. 449-492 (ISSN: 1029-8908 ). 20. Fiqh al-Tawaqu’: Dirasah Ta’siliyah li- Mafhumih wa Mashru’iyatih wa Ma’limih wa Manahijih ‘Jurisprudence of Prediction: A Foundational Study of the Concept and Its Legitimacy- Its Milestone and Methodology’, Journal of the Faculty of Sharia and Islamic Studies, University of Qatar, vol 33, No. 1, Spring 2015-2016, pp. 82-138, (ISSN 5545-2305). 21. Al-Ta’lil al-Bayani ‘inda al-Usuliyyin ‘Explanatory Reasoning in the Perspective of Usul Scholars, Al-Sirat Journal, Faculty of Islamic Sciences, University of Algiers, vol. 17, No. 30, January 2015, pp. 93-141, (ISSN 1111-4312). 22. Manzumat Maqasid al-Shari’ah wa Atharuha fi Tahqiq al-Wa’iy bi al-Amn ‘The Concept of Maqasid and Its Impact on the Achievement of Security Awareness, Al-Sirat Journal, Faculty of Islamic Sciences, University of Algiers, vol. 17, No. 31, July 2015, pp. 77-122, (ISSN 1111-4312). 23. Al-Ihtijaj bi ‘Amal Ahl al-Madinah wa Atharuh fi Fiqh al-Shari’ah ‘The Inherited Tradition of Madinah Habitants and Its Impact in Jurisprudence’, principal author, Journal of al-Ulum al-Islamiyyah, Faculty of Islamic Sciences, the University of Baghdad, No. 41, March 2015, pp. 136-184, (ISSN 1029-8908). 24. Ithbat al-Da’wa bi al-Nukul ‘Evidencing Civil and Criminal Rights with Refrainment from Swearing’, Al-Ahmadiyya Journal, Islamic Affairs Departmen, Dubai, No. 30, October 2015, pp. 173-218, (ISSN 1609-8706). 25. Tamwil ‘Ajz al-Muwazanah bi al-Qardh al-‘Amm ‘Financing Budget Deficit with Public Loan: A Foundational and Jurisprudential Study’, Sharia and Islamic Studies Journal, Kuwait University, No. 108, March 2017 (ISSN: 1029-8908). 26. Al-Maqasid al-Hajiyyah ‘The Complementary Shari’ah Objectives’, Journal of Al-Wadihah, Dar al-Hadith al-Hassania in Rabat, the University of Qarawiyyin, No. 10, March 2016, (ISSN: 0851-0245). 27. Silat al-Rutbah al-Maqsadiyyah bi Isti’mal al-Adillah al-Hikmiyyah ‘The Relation of Maqasid Ranks with Utilization of Rational Evidences’, Journal of al-Ulum al-Islamiyyah, Faculty of Islamic Sciences, University of Baghdad, No. 45, March 2016, pp. 425-477, (ISSN: 1029-8908). 28. Fiqh al-Istishraf: Mafhumuh wa Fawa’iduh wa Adawat Nazarihi al-Ijtihadiy ‘Prospective Jurisprudence: Definition, Outcome and Discretionary Instrument’, Journal of Sharia and Law, Faculty of Law, United Arab Emirates University, No. 69, January 2017, (ISSN1608-1013). 29. Ma’ayir al-Tamiyiz baina Maratib al-Maqasid al-Thalath ‘Criteria Distinguishing the Three Levels of Maqasid: A Foundational Study, Journal of Islamic Studies, Islamic Studies Department, Faculty of Education, King Saud University in Riyadh, Volume 28, Issue 3, 2016/1438 AH, (ISSN 1685-6301).
He received a number of appreciation and recognition letters from research and teaching institutes for his contribution in teaching, authoring and assessment activities.
He took part in the development of curricula for Master of Islamic Economics, Master of Islamic Jurisprudence, Master of Hadith in College of Islamic Sciences at the University of Sulaimani. 2. He taught Master and PhD courses in University of Sharjah, University of Sulaimani, and International Islamic University Malaysia and was member in a variety of committees for graduate studies. The courses he taught at Master and Doctoral levels are: (Shari’ah Oriented Public Policies, Contemporary Issues in Islamic Finance, (Foundations of Islamic Jurisprudence, Public Budget and Fiscal and Monetary Policy in Islam, Jurisprudence of Transactions, Legal Reasoning and Analogy, Textual Inference, Objectives of Shar’iah, Legal Terms in English and Issues in Islamic ruling). 3. Served as (Assistant Dean), University of Sharjah between 4/9/2014 and 4/9/2016. 4. He was/is a member in a variety of committees and councils at universities wherein he worked such as: (Committee of academic accreditation, School schedules, Examination Committee, Health Committee, Research Committee, Promotion Committee, Postgraduate Committee, Islamic Banking Committee, Equalization Committee, Committee of Research Ethics and Faculty’s Council). 5- He supervised 15 Master and PhD students. 6- He examined 13 Master and PhD thesis and dissertations. 7- He was/is appointed as Assessor/ Referee to examine books, research projects, conference papers and journal articles. The items he examined exceed (70) works. 8- He presented papers in (20) international conferences.
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