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Jamila Hussain


Jamila Hussain, an Australian Muslim Pioneer.

On 31 August 2016, Jamila Hussain passed away at the age of 73 in Sydney. She was Australia’s first female academic expert on Sharia law and a respected leader in the Australian Muslim community.

Jamila Hussain was a senior lecturer in the Faculty of Law at the University of Technology Sydney. In addition to her qualifications in Australian law, she has obtained a Diploma in Shariah Law and Practice and a Masters in Comparative Law from the International Islamic University in Malaysia, where she received a thorough grounding in Islamic law and practice. She is a former member of the Federal government’s Muslim Community Reference Group and has been actively involved in research and in writing and lecturing about the Muslim community in Australia for a number of years.

Titles by Jamila Hussain:

  • Islam - Its law and society

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