Nik Noriani Nik Badli Shah recently completed her PhD in Islamic and Other Civilizations at the International Institute of Islamic Thought and Civilization (ISTAC), International Islamic University, Malaysia (IIUM). Ms. Shah’s thesis was on Comparative Concepts of Justice in Islamic and Western Legal Political Thought: A Dual Heritage Affecting Gender Justice in Malaysia. From 1986 to 1996, she held the posts of Assistant Parliamentary Draftsman and Deputy Commissioner for Law Revision in the Attorney General’s Chambers. She has written several books and various articles, mostly in the area of Islamic and comparative family law. Marriage and Divorce: Law Reform within Islamic Framework was based on her Master’s dissertation. Ms. Shah received a Masters in Comparative Law from IIUM in 1998. She received a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from the University of Malaya in 1986.