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 Dr. Muneer  Abduroaf

Position: Senior Lecturer
Department: Criminal Justice and Procedure
Faculty: Faculty of Law
Qualifications: LLD (Constitutional Theory) University of the Western Cape in South Africa
LLM (Transnational Justice and Crime Prevention) University of the Western Cape in South Africa and Humboldt University in Germany
LLB (South African Law) University of the Western Cape in South Africa
LLB (Shariah Law) Islamic University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia
Diploma (Arabic Linguistics) Islamic University of Madinah in Saudi Arabia
Tel: 021 959 2200
Fax: 021 959 2493
Email: mabduroaf@uwc.ac.za
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Biography

 Dr Muneer Abduroaf is a law lecturer at the University of the Western Cape, Department of Criminal Justice and Procedure. He is both an admitted attorney and a sworn translator of the High Court of South Africa. He is also a marriage officer for the Department of Home Affairs.

Dr Muneer Abduroaf is a CRL Rights Commissioner appointed by the President of South Africa to promote and protect cultural, religious and linguistic rights. The CRL Rights Commission is a Chapter 9 Institution.

Dr Muneer Abduroaf has obtained an LLD Law Degree, an LLM Law Degree, an LLB Law Degree, and a Diploma in Arabic Linguistics during his academic career.

Dr Muneer Abduroaf has lectured a number of modules during his academic career, which include:
1. Introduction to Legal Studies 111,
2. Introduction to Legal Studies 121,
3. Critical Legal Analysis 201,
4. Introduction to Advocacy 301,
5. Law of Civil Procedure 302,
6. Preparing for Legal Practice 401,
7. Muslim Personal Law 431, and
8. Advanced Law of Civil Procedure 412.

Dr Muneer Abduroaf currently lectures:
1. Law of Civil Procedure 302 (Lecturer and Module Convenor),
2. Advanced Law of Civil Procedure 431 (Lecturer and Module Convenor) and
3. Muslim Personal Law (Guest Lecturer for the Islamic Law of Succession).

Publications

 Articles

Abduroaf M ‘Comparing the Application of the Islamic Law of Succession and Administration of Estates in Singapore with South Africa’ (2020) 41(1) Obiter Law Journal 122 135, available at https://journals.co.za/content/journal/10520/EJC-1df929dd9d

Abduroaf M 'An analysis of the Rationale Behind the Distribution of Shares in terms of the Islamic Law of Intestate Succession' (2020) 53 De Jure Law Journal 115 122, available at https://journals.co.za/content/journal/10520/EJC-1dd91073af

Abduroaf M ‘The Impact of the South African Law of Succession and Administration of Estates on South African Muslims’ (2019) 27(2) Jurnal Syariah 321 366, available at https://ejournal.um.edu.my/index.php/JS/article/view/21596

Abduroaf M ‘A Constitutional Analysis of an Islamic Will within the South African Context’ (2019) 52(2) De Jure Law Journal 257 266, available at http://www.dejure.up.ac.za/index.php/volumes/2019/articles-vol-52/abduroaf-m

Abduroaf M ‘An Analysis of Renunciation in terms of s 2(C)(1) of the Wills Act 7 of 1953 in light of the Moosa NO and Others v Harnaker and Others Judgment’ (2019) 7 Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (EJIMEL) 15 21, available at https://www.zora.uzh.ch/id/eprint/171093/

Abduroaf M and Moosa N ‘Muslim Marriage and Divorce in Sri Lanka: Aspects of the Relevant Jurisprudence’ (2016) vol 4 Electronic Journal of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law (EJIMEL) 98 108, available at https://www.zora.uzh.ch/id/eprint/128809/

Moosa N and Abduroaf M ‘Faskh (Divorce) and Intestate Succession in Islamic and South African Law: Impact of the Watershed Judgment in Hassam v Jacobs and the Muslim Marriages Bill’ (2014) Acta Juridica 160 191, available at https://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/actj2014&div=12&id=&page=

Abduroaf M ‘Evolution of Muslim Personal Law in the South African Constitutional Dispensation’ (2013) 54 Nederduitse Gereformeerde Teologiese Tydskrif 6 11, available at https://ngtt.journals.ac.za/pub/article/view/284​

 

Chapters in Books

Moosa N and Abduroaf M ‘Implications of the Official Designation of Muslim Clergy as Authorised Civil Marriage Officers for Muslim Polygynous, Interfaith and Same-Sex Marriages in South Africa’ (2017) in Brinig M and Banda F (eds) The International Survey of Family Law Bristol: Lexis Nexis 323 359, available at https://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/intsfal2017&div=23&id=&page=

Abduroaf M and Moosa N ‘Islamic Law Mode of Estate Distribution in South Africa’ (2016) in Atkin B and Banda F (eds) International Survey of Family Law United Kingdom: Jordan Publishing 457 479​, available at https://heinonline.org/HOL/LandingPage?handle=hein.journals/intsfal2016&div=28&id=&page=​


Other Publications

Abduroaf M ‘Analysis of the Women’s Legal Centre Trust case’ (2020) De Rebus - SA Attorneys Journal, July 2020, 33 -34 available at http://www.derebus.org.za/analysis-of-the-womens-legal-centre-trust-case/?fbclid=IwAR0hZQOf_iMN8lMmnnBRCfdC1Jt2lfzrwnPYNsnqy_-nCajLQhY-_YjDbMY

Abduroaf M ‘Limitations on the Right to Freedom of Testation’ [Part 2 of 2] (2020) Without Prejudice, Volume 20 Number 5, June 2020, 47 - 48 available at https://www.withoutprejudice.co.za/free/article/6977/view    

Abduroaf M ‘Limitations on the Right to Freedom of Testation’ [Part 1 of 2] (2020) Without Prejudice, Volume 20 Number 4, May 2020, 25 - 26, available at https://www.withoutprejudice.co.za/free/article/6926/view

Abduroaf M ‘An Analysis of the Co​​nsequences of an Islamic Divorce in Light of the Faro v Bingham and Others judgment’ (2019) Without Prejudice, Volume 19 Number 9, Oct 2019, 31 - 32​​, available at https://www.withoutprejudice.co.za/free/article/6701/view

Abduroaf M ‘The Effect of Sunni Schools of Law in Reinforcing Peace and Compassion: A South African Case Study with Regard to Attempt to Enact Muslim Personal’ (2019)  Mohammed VI Foundation of African Oulema, available at https://www.fm6oa.org/en/the-effect-of-sunni-schools-of-law-in-reinforcing-peace-and-compassion-a-south-african-case-study-with-regard-to-attempt-to-enact-muslim-personal-by-muneer-abduroaf/​​​​​

 

Networks

 Dr Muneer Abduroaf is affiliated with the following institutions:

Reviewer for the Journal for Anti-Corruption Law (2020)
Assistant Editor for the Manchester Journal of Transnational Islamic Law & Practice (2020-Present)
Commissioner for the CRL Rights Commission, Chapter 9 Institution (2019-Present)
External Examiner for the Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Law (2019)
Reviewer for the South African Journal on Human Rights (2019)
Reviewer for the Harvard Law School (Cambridge) Shariah Source Journal (2019)
Member of the International Network of Scholars Researching Unregistered Marriages (2018-Present)
External Examiner for the Stellenbosch University, Faculty of Law (2018)
External Examiner for the University of Cape Town, Faculty of Law (2018)
External Examiner for the Witwatersrand University, School of Law (2018)
Reviewer for the Potchefstroom Electronic Law Journal (2018)
Reviewer for the African Journal of Gender and Religion (2018)
Reviewer for the Harvard Law School Journal (Cambridge) Shariah Source Journal (2018)
Reviewer for the Law Democracy and Development Journal (2016)
Senior Advisor for the Mediation and Arbitration Department of the Muslim Judicial Council SA (2015-Present)
Reviewer for the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University, Applied Languages Faculty (2015)
Reviewer for the Obiter Law Journal (2015)
Editor of the Highlands Waqaf Trust Shariah Research Board based in Highlands Estate (2013-Present)
Executive Trustee of the Highlands Waqaf Trust based in Highlands Estate (2013-Present)
Executive Council Member of the Muslim Judicial Council SA (2011-2018)
General Council Member of the Muslim Judicial Council SA (2010-Present)
Imaam at Masjidur-Raoof in Highlands Estate (2005-Present)

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