Public Forum: The Implementation of Hudud in Malaysia: Between Ideal and Reality
On 23 April 2015, IAIS Malaysia and MySuara TV jointly organised a public forum entitled ‘The Implementation of Hudud in Malaysia: Between Ideal and Reality’. The panelists were Emeritus Professor Dato’ Paduka Dr. Mahmood Zuhdi Haji Ab. Majid from the Department of Fiqh & Usul al-Fiqh, Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences, International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM), Associate Professor Dr. Mohamed Azam Mohamed Adil the Deputy CEO of IAIS Malaysia, and Mr. Musa Awang the President of the Syariah Lawyers Association of Malaysia. Professor Zuhdi highlighted the fact that hudud demands stringent implementation procedures as well as tight self-discipline by members of society. Hudud, he claimed, is part and parcel of the whole Shari’ah system. Hence to implement it in isolation of the other aspects of Islamic teachings will fail to bring about its intended objectives, namely justice and fairness.