Mr Abdul Aziz Bin Abdul Rashid holds a law degree from the National University of Singapore and heads a team of lawyers in the firm who handle both contentious and non-contentious Muslim law matters. He takes pride in having amassed a vast experience over the course of the past 12 years in the area of Muslim law practice in Singapore, including advising and representing clients in matrimonial proceedings (divorces, marriages, etc.), probate matters (inheritance and succession issues) and estate planning including the drafting of Muslim wills (wasiat), hibah and nazar. Mr Abdul Aziz has represented clients from all walks of life and offers his best in every case he handles, big or small, simple or complex. His work has brought him to argue cases before the Syariah Court of Singapore and the Appeal Board both constituted under the Administration of Muslim Law Act (Cap. 3), the State Courts, the Family Court and the High Court.
Among the more complex points of law dealt with by Mr Abdul Aziz in the matters handled by him were the issues of (1) whether the ruling of the Singapore Court of Appeal in UDA v UDB  SGCA 20 relating to the power of the court to deal with third party interests in divorce proceedings in the civil courts should also be applied to divorce proceedings in the Syariah Court and (2) whether in Singapore, a female Muslim convert who had been married before her conversion to Islam can enter into a marriage with a Muslim man immediately after her conversion, or whether there must be a 'waiting' (iddah) period per the majority opinion of Muslim scholars in their commentaries on the migration of female Muslim converts from Mecca to Medina during the hijrah era as narrated in Surah Al-Mumtahana (Chapter 60, Verse 10 of the Holy Quran). These issues were eventually decided by the Appeal Board and the Syariah Court respectively in favour of Mr Abdul Aziz's clients.
As one of the founding members of the Association of Muslim Lawyers, Mr Abdul Aziz was entrusted with the task of drafting the association's constitution. In 2008, Mr Abdul Aziz started the “Legal Clinic @ Mosques” scheme which provides free legal consultation and advice at 5 mosques situated at various locations in Singapore for both Muslims and non-Muslims. Mr Abdul Aziz has also spoken on matters of Muslim law on Mediacorp's “Warna 94.2” radio station several times.
Flowing from his keen interest in the area of Muslim law practice in Singapore, Mr Abdul Aziz is presently writing a collection of digests of cases decided in the Syariah Court and the Appeal Board which he hopes will when completed, be a source of reference of Muslim law for both legal practitioners and the general public in Singapore. Mr Abdul Aziz is also actively involved in training members of his team to ensure that the firm consistently provides top-notch yet affordable services to clients.
Working Languages:English, Malay