Miss Rubina Habib
Meeting the legal needs of Australian Muslims
Islamic law, and the obligations incumbent upon Australian Muslims within it, are not sufficiently recognized or acknowledged by the Australian justice system. This lack of recognition is in part due to lack of knowledge but is also heavily skewed by preconceived notions of the incompatibility of Islamic law and Australian law. To satisfactorily meet the legal needs of Australian Muslims we must explore the level of Islamic legal knowledge and access to resources, as well as the considerations applied through judicial processes.
Rubina Habib is a lawyer and community advocate who has been working with the community for almost 10 years. Rubina holds a Bachelor of Law from LaTrobe University and Masters of Contemporary Islamic Studies from Charles Sturt University. She has experience in designing and delivering leadership and governance training and capacity building programs. Rubina's focus is on educating other lawyers in Islamic law and creating opportunities for overlooked individuals.