On 9 November 2017, our Executive Director, Associate Professor Dr Syed Ahmad Iskandar Syed Ariffin presented the results of the Malaysia Syariah Index (ISM) research in Environmental and Infrastructure Development in the Maqasid Syariah Executive Dialogue Session at the Ministry of Urban Wellbeing, Housing and Local Government (KPKT), Putrajaya.

The first phase of the Malaysian Syariah Index two years ago was to explain to the people the Maqasid Syariah while the second phase which began this year involved the implementation of the Syariah Index into existing policies. The Malaysian Syariah Index which was introduced in 2015 is a scientific and comprehensive measurement system to evaluate the government's administration based on the five foundational principles of Maqasid Syariah which are the preservation of religion/faith, life, intellect, lineage, property/wealth. 

Photo credits Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) dan Assoc. Prof. Dr Rubi Mursib