Skip to main content

About Dr. Muhammad Munir

Prof. Dr. Muhammad Munir, PhD is Vice President Higher Studies and Research at the International Islamic University, Islamabad. He is also Director Shariah Academy, and Professor of Law at the Department of Law at the same University. He is winner of Higher Education Commission’s (Government of Pakistan) Best University Teacher Award for the year 2003 and Outstanding Research Paper Award for the year 2005-2006 and 2011. He is jurist-consult for the Federal Shariat Court in Pakistan and is requested by the Court to give his opinions on important cases. He has been Chairman Department of Law, Faculty of Sharih & Law, IIUI. He has published over 35 papers on a variety of topics most of which are available on His total downloads as of 03 May 2016 from his SSRN author page are 18,107 and from are over 11,379. He is in the top 100 SSRN Law Authors and his author rank by downloads out of Top 3,000 SSRN Law Authors as of 01 May 2016, is 68. His areas of interest include, the Islamic Law of War and Peace; Non-State Islamic Actors; Muslim Personal Law; Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, Human Rights, Women and Children Rights. Some of his articles are: “Suicide Attacks and Islamic Law”,International Review of the Red Cross, 90 (869) (March, 2008), pp. 71-89; “The Layha for the mujahidin: an analysis of the code of conduct for the Taliban fighters under Islamic law”,The International Review of the Red Cross, vol. 93, no. 881, (March 2011);pp. 81-102; “Is Zina bil jabr a Hadd, Taz‛ir or Siyasa Offence?: A Reappraisal of the Protection of Women Act 2006 in Pakistan”, Yearbook of Islamic and Middle Eastern Law, vol. 14, (2008-2009), pp. 95-115; and “Precedent in Islamic Law with Special Reference to the Federal Shariat Court and the Legal System in Pakistan”, Islamic Studies, 47:4 (Winter 2008), 445-482; “Triple Talaq in One Session: An Analysis of the Opinions of Classical, Medieval and Modern Muslim Jurists under Islamic Law”, Arab Law Quarterly, vol. 27, No. 1 (2013), pp. 29-49 and “Reforms in Triple Talaq in the Personal Laws of Muslim States and the Pakistani Legal System: Continuity versus Change”, International Review of Law 2013:2. His latest book ‘Precedent in Pakistani Law’ is published by Oxford University Press and is available at;>. He has presented papers in many conferences and lectured in dozens of workshops/training courses/seminars around the world. These include: Key Note Address on “The Principle of Legality in Islamic Criminal Justice System” to the participants of the conference on “Islamic Criminal Justice System” in Antalyia, Turkey on 29 May, 2015; “International Criminal Justice and International Humanitarian Law”, presentation to the participants of South Asian Teaching Session held in Islamabad 10 April, 2015 and arranged by the ICRC; NATO School/ISISC Seminar on ‘Shari‘a Law and Military Operations’ in Siracusa (Italy) from October 11-15, 2010; University of Warsaw, Poland from 15 June, 2010 to 15 July, 2010 as an ERASMUS guest professor; Polish Institute of International Affairs, Warsaw, on 29 June, 2010; Conference on Muslim Personal Law, in Durban, South Africa arranged by the Association of Muslim Lawyers and Accountants of South Africa (AMAL) from 27-31st January, 2010; Humanitarian Policy and Conflict Research Harvard University and Professional in Humanitarian Assistance and Protection at the Jordanian Institute of Diplomacy, Amman, Jordan 15-16 February 2012 and Roundtable Conference on Islam and IHL in Dhaka on 8 December 2012 arranged by the ICRC and Islamic Foundation Dhaka, Bangladesh. He has done many national and international projects including: translation of three books on Islamic law and the laws of war from Arabic into Urdu for the ICRC; The World Justice Project: Rule of Law Index, 2012-2013; Realisation of the Human Right to Water and Sanitation by WaterLex; and Child Protection in Islam for ISG and International Relief Works (IRW). He has supervised more than 50 LLM and four doctoral students so far.. Some of his works are displayed on and . He can be contacted on


Present Prof. Dr. Professor of Law, Vice President Higher Studies & Research, International Islamic University, Islamabad ‐ International Islamic University Islamabad

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Pakistani Law, Family Law, Constitutional Law, Islamic law

Enter a valid date range.

Enter a valid date range.

Honors and Awards

  • Best University Teachers Award of the Higher Education Commission Government of Pakistan


  • Jurisprudence, Indo-Pak Legal History, Stare Decisis in Pakistan, Islamic Law


2006 - 2010 PhD, University of Karachi, Pakistan ‐ Faculty of Law
1991 - 1996 LLM, International Islamic University Islamabad ‐ Department of Law
1993 - 1994 LLM (International Law), University of Stockholm ‐ Department of Law
1987 - 1991 LLB, International Islamic University Islamabad ‐ Faculty of Shariah & Law

Contact Information

Office of the Vice President Higher Studies & Research
Block- I,
International Islamic University, Islamabad,
H - 10 Sector, 44,000, Block I
Tel. office: 0092-51-9258022,
Fax: 0092-51-9258021,


Layha for the Mujahideen in Afghanistan, code of conduct for the fighters in Afghanistan, non-state Isalmic actors, Islamic jus in bello, prisoners of war in Islam, non-combatants in Islamic law, type (2)

code of conduct for the Taliban (1)

suicide attacks, Islamic law and suicide attacks, fatwas about suicide attacks, Sheikh Qaradawi on suicide attacks, analysis of the fatwas of Muslim scholars, perfidy, Shaybani, (2)

talaq al-tafwid, delegating the right of divorce to wife, Muslim personal law, family law in Pakistan, Personal laws of Muslim states (1)

Marriage in Islam is a Sacrosanct contract and not merely a civil contract (1)

Islamic law, protection of women and children in war, John Kelsay, Shaybani (1)

reforms in war in Islam with special reference to prohibited acts (1)

Muslim family law and the rights of women, family law cases in Pakistan, pro-women legislation, pro-women decisions. (1)

three talaq in one session, debate between jamhur and Ibn Taimiyah (1)

Reforms in triple talaq, law of talaq in Muslim states, talaq law in Pakistan, India, Banglasdesh (1)

Prisoners of war in Islam, rights of, protection of, the episode of Banu Qurayza, (1)

Judiciary under Akbar and Awrangzib, Mughal judicial system, reforms of Akbar, reforms of Awrangzib, Jahangir (1)

Analysis of fatwas about triple talaq in Pakistan and India (1)

Hart's rule of recognition, criticism of the rule of recognition (1)

Siyar, Islamic International Law, (1)

Immunity of diplomats in International law and Shariah (1)

Theories of adjudication and stare decisis (1)

Female Circumcision, female genital mutilation, rights of children, FGM, custom, Islam, customary practice (1)