I was born in Tg. Malim, Perak on 3rd June 1977. I came from a rubber farming family in a small village, Kampung Sungai Behrang, Slim River, Perak. Having finished my elementary school in 1989, I then studied at Madrasah Idrisiah, Kuala Kangsar the oldest religious school in Perak, Malaysia until 1994 and became the best student of Madrasah Idrisiah in that year. I pursued my study at the Kuliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University Malaysia and obtained LLB or Bachelor of Laws in 2001 as well as my second degree in Bachelor of Shariah in 2002. In 2004, I completed my Master of Comparative Laws from the same university. I received my Ph.D from the University of Durham, United Kingdom under the supervision of Professor Rodney Wilson and Profesor Mehmet Asutay. I received a Fulbright Scholarship Award in 2014 to conduct research and act as a Visiting Scholar at Fordham University, New York, United States of America.