Tribute to the late Professor Ahmad Ibrahim

Tan Sri Datuk Professor Ahmad Ibrahim B.A., M.A., LLD. a.k.a. Ahmad bin Mohamed Ibrahim (b. 12 May 1916 Singapore – d. 17 April, 1999, Gombak, Malaysia). Educated at Victoria Bridge School, Raffles Institution, Raffles College, and Cambridge University where he graduated with first class honours in economics and law. Appointed a Singapore Magistrate in 1946, District Judge and Magistrate in 1955, he became Singapore’s first State Advocate General in 1959, and Singapore’s first Attorney-General in 1966. He was awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D) from the University of Singapore on 5 June 1965. Known to the law fraternity as an expert on Muslim law, he drafted the Administration of Muslim Law Act which revamped the Syariah Court’s jurisdiction, and established the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore. From 1969 he worked in Malaysia as Professor of Legal Studies at the Faculty of Economics and Administration, University of Malaya, next as Dean of the Faculty of Law, University of Malaya, and then as Sheikh and Dean, Kulliyyah of Laws, International Islamic University, Malaysia.

5 June 1965 : Awarded the Honorary Degree of Doctor of Laws (LL.D) from the then University of Singapore (today’s National University of Singapore.
Malaysia Awards
1974 : Johan Mangku Negara (J.M.N) was presented by His Majesty the Yang Dipertuan Agong of Malaysia.
1979 : Darjah Yang Mulia Pangkuan Negara (D.M.P.N) with the title of Datuk, given by the Yang Dipertua Negeri of Pulau Pinang
1979 : Received the Allama Muhammad Iqbal Medal from the Government of Pakistan.
1987 : Panglima Setia Mahkota (PSM) by His Majesty the Yang Dipertuan Agong, with the title of Tan Sri.
1989 : Maal Hijrah Award
1992 : Tun Razak Award


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