Pemakaian Sistem Torrens dalam perundangan tanah Malaysia dan kesannya terhadap Iḥyā’ al-Mawāt

The application of Torrens System in Malaysian land law and its effect to Iḥyā’ al-Mawāt

  • Rabi'ah Muhammad Serji Fakulti Syariah dan Undang-undang, Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor (KUIS), Malaysia
  • Mazliza Mohamad Fakulti Undang-undang, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia
  • Safinaz Mohd Hussein Fakulti Undang-undang, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM), Malaysia
Keywords: Iḥyā’ al-mawāt, Torrens system, National Land Code, Land Law, Land ownership

Abstract

Iḥyā’ al-mawāt is one of the methods to own certain land in Islam. Anyone who clears land and works on it has a right of ownership on the land. The method to own land by iḥyā’ al-mawāt is actually was practiced in Tanah Melayu before the British colonialisation. However, during the colonial period, they introduced a land system which is known as the Torrens system. The Torrens system is a system of land administration in which registration is very important to recognised land ownership and it is in contradiction to iḥyā’ al-mawāt. This principle was applied through the enforcement of the National Land Code. The question arises whether ihya’ al-mawāt can still be applied and recognised under the Malaysian land law. Therefore, the objectives of this paper are to discuss iḥyā’ al-mawāt and also to determine its place in the Malaysian land law. This paper which employs the content analysis method of court case and statute finds that iḥyā’ al-mawāt is not recognised under the Malaysian land law and further, it is an offence under section 425 of the National Land Code.

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Author Biography

Rabi'ah Muhammad Serji, Fakulti Syariah dan Undang-undang, Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor (KUIS), Malaysia

Rabi’ah Muhammad Serji is a member of Department of Law, Faculty of Syariah and Law, Kolej Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Selangor (KUIS). She received her Master of Laws (LL.M) from Faculty of Law, National University of Malaysia (UKM). She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) Honours, from International Islamic University Malaysia (IIUM) and now pursuing her PhD on Law at Faculty of Law, National University of Malaysia (UKM) on the area of Land Law. She has 16 years’ experience in teaching law subjects in numerous universities and colleges. Her research areas of interests include land law, Islamic Law of Property, commercial law and forensic evidence. Her current research is on the exceptions to the indefeasibility of title and interest under the Torrens System.

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Published
2020-12-30
How to Cite
Muhammad Serji, R., Mohamad, M., & Mohd Hussein, S. (2020). Pemakaian Sistem Torrens dalam perundangan tanah Malaysia dan kesannya terhadap Iḥyā’ al-Mawāt. Al-Irsyad: Journal of Islamic and Contemporary Issues, 5(2), 463-471. Retrieved from http://al-irsyad.kuis.edu.my/index.php/alirsyad/article/view/152