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For detailed information relating to Syariah Judiciary Department Malaysia (Jabatan Kehakiman Syariah Malaysia), please visit the Official Website JKSM at www.jksm.gov.my
JKSM Background [Top]
On July 3, 1996 the Cabinet agreed to the proposal to Restructure Syariah Courts throughout Malaysia through the following measures:-

  1. To establish JKSM by the Federal Government headed by the Syariah Chief Judge of Malaysia, who is also Head of Gunasama Service scheme for Syariah Officers.
  2. To create an organizational structure JKSM
  3. To create four (4) posts of Judge of the Syariah Appeal Court to reconsider the appeals cases at the Appeals Courts in the states and federal territories.
  4. To Maintain the structure of the State Syariah Court and that of Federal Territories, including the commissioning of Syariah Chief Judge of Syariah Officers.
  5. To create a Gunasama Service Scheme for Syariah Officer.
  6. The Federal Government will bear the cost of Syariah Officer.
Motto, Vision, Mission, Objectives and Functions [Top]



'Syariah is a Basis of Justice'


To make a central agency that is competent to realise the standardistion of the Islamic legal system to uphold justice.


To streamline the provisions of Islamic law throughout the country and manage appeal cases effectively and systematically.


  1. To establish Islamic Law related to administration. To set a standard practice for Syariah Court that would be adopted by all States.
  2. To ensure that all states use the Gunasama Service Scheme for Syariah Officer.
  3. To ensure that the Appeal Court cases are managed in a fair, efficient and organised manner.
  4. To Maximise the use of information technology systems widely to facilitate smooth running of administration.
  1. To formulate policies and strategies to improve a standardised organisational performance of the Court in all states;
  2. To coordinate the Islamic judiciary system and Islamic judicial procedures for adopted by all states;
  3. To guard and evaluate the programmes and activities by the State Syariah Court that accept the Gunasama Service Scheme for Syariah Officers;
  4. To administer and coordinate the rules, ethics and practice directions as well as procedures for all syariah officers and staff of the State Syariah Court;
  5. To manage the requirement and development of qualified human resource that meets the demand of the system;
  6. To administer and coordinate the use of electronic information systems at JKSM and the State  Syariah Court; 
  7. To develop a Resource Centre on Syariah judiciary and judicial system that provides academic reference materials to the Syariah Officers nationwide as well as to the public;
  8. To implement research on legal and judicial system in accordance with the development of sharia Muslims in the country in terms of social;
  9. To sturcture and implement the training programmes to develop all of Syariah Officers and staff who perform the duties whether at State Syariah Courts, Legal Aid Bureau, Islamic Religious Department or other agencies that have a number of Syariah judiciary posts;
  10. To manage appeal cases at the State Syariah Courts effectively and systematically based on national judiciary and state enactments. 
Client's Charter [Top]
  1. Review and streamline the Islamic Laws that are comprehensive, effective and systematic in relation to the administration of the Syariah courts within five (5) years (2013);
  2. To manage the intake of Syariah Officers and the states that have agreed to be in the Gunasama Service Scheme for Syariah Officers in a systematic within six (6) months from the date of the agreement;
  3. To Manage and resolve Syariah appeal cases within three (3) months after registration with the condition that all regulations are complied with;
  4. To Manage complaints or advisory services, within fourteen (14) days from the date they were received;
Organisation Chart [Top]
Name And Address of the State Syariah Judiciary Office [Top]
Kelantan Kedah Pahang

Syariah Chief Judge Kelantan Syariah Judiciary 
Department,Level 1, Bangunan JAHEAIK Kompleks Balai Islam Lundang
15200 Kota Bharu

Tel : 09-7482206
Fax : 09-7430476

Syariah Chief Judge
Kedah Syariah Judiciary Department, Level 2, Syariah Court Building,  
Federal Government Administrative Centre,
06550 Bandar Muazzam Shah

Tel : 04-7339522
Fax : 04-7339559

Syariah Chief Judge
Pahang Syariah Judge 
Bangunan JAIP, Jalan Masjid
25000 Kuantan

Tel : 09-5177966
Fax : 09-5134805

Johore Terengganu Sarawak

Johor Syariah Chief Judge,
Johor Syariah High Court,
Syariah Court Building,
Lot 259, Jalan Abu Bakar
80100, Johor Bahru

Tel : 07-2199000
Fax : 07-2213133

Syariah Chief Judge 
Terengganu Syariah Judiciary Department,
Terengganu Syariah Court Building, 
Level 4 & 5,
Jalan Sultan Mohamad
21100 Kuala Terengganu

Tel : 09-6232323
Fax : 09-6241510

Syariah Chief Judge
Sarawak Syariah Judiciary Department, 
Head Office, Level 4,
Kuching Syariah Court Building,
Anjung Kanan, Jalan Satok
93400 Kuching

Tel : 082-429810
Fax : 082-244576

Selangor Perak Negeri Sembilan

Syariah Chief Judge
Selangor Syariah Judiciary Department,  
Persiaran Masjid, Section 5,
40000 Shah Alam

Tel : 03-55191294
Fax : 03-55191317

Syariah Chief Judge
Perak Syariah Judiciary Department,
Syariah Court Complex,
Jalan Pari Off Jalan Tun Abdul Razak
30100 Ipoh

Tel : 05-2545477
Fax : 05-2422458

Syariah Chief Judge
Negeri Sembilan Syariah Judiciary Department,
Locked Bag 37,
Jalan Dato` Hamzah
70000 Seremban
Negeri Sembilan

Tel : 06-7631241
Fax : 06-7645426

Malacca Sabah Kuala Lumpur

Melaka Syariah Chief Judge
Melaka Syariah High Court
Lot 2434, Lower Floor, 
Block B, Melaka Court Complex
Leboh Ayer Keroh
75450 Melaka

Tel : 06-2332061
Fax : 06-2313913

Syariah Chief Judge
Sabah Syariah Judiciary Department, 
Level 3, Usia Building, Locked Bag No. 130,
88739 Kota Kinabalu

Tel : 088-256059
Fax : 088-219066

Federal Territory Syariah Chief Judge 
Federal Territory Syariah Judiciary Department, Sulaiman Building 
Jalan Damansara
50676 Kuala Lumpur

Tel : 03-6205700 / 7200
Fax : 03-62057100

Penang Perlis

Syariah Chief Judge
Penang Syariah Judiciary Department, 
No. 3, Jalan Batu Gantung
10450 Pulau Pinang

Tel : 04-8271875
Fax : 04-8296427

Syariah Chief Judge
Perlis Syariah Court, 
Perlis Syariah Court Complex
Jalan Pegawai
Persiaran Jubli Emas
01000 Kangar

Tel : 04-9774846
Fax : 04-9775107