Dr. Mohamed Ibrahim was appointed as a Justice of the Supreme Court on 8th September 2020.
Born in Hdh. Kulhudhuffushi, an island in the north of Maldives, on 9th April 1975, Justice Dr. Ibrahim graduated with Bachelor of Arts (Hons) and Bachelor of Laws (Hons) Shariah & Law from the International Islamic University (Pakistan) in 2003. He completed Master of Laws in International and Commercial Law at the University of Buckingham (United Kingdom) in 2007 and Doctor of Philosophy (Islamic Commercial Law) from the University of Malaya (Malaysia) in 2017. He is a Senior Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Islamic Finance Professionals(Malaysia).
With an extensive 17-year career in legal practice specializing in commercial and financial matters, Justice Dr. Ibrahim was a Partner at Premier Chambers – Barristers and Attorneys, till his appointment as a Justice of the Supreme Court.
Justice Dr. Ibrahim also served the Maldivian Government for several years as Director of Legal Affairs at the Ministry of Atoll Development and the Ministry of Home Affairs. During these tenures, he contributed to the formulation of the legal framework for the local governance system and the devising of legal apparatus for prisons, parole, and clemency.
An adept legislative drafter, Justice Dr. Ibrahim played a key role in the development of various government legislations, the most recent of which was the Tenancy Bill.
Justice Dr. Ibrahim has been active in the legal academia, researching and teaching at local universities and colleges. At the time of his appointment as a Justice of the Supreme Court, he was a Council member of the Islamic University of Maldives (IUM).
Some of his notable publications are Buang, A.H & Ibrahim. M (2018). “Banking and Finance Laws in the Maldives and the impact of Sharia. Journal of International Banking Law and Regulation,” 33(8),279-285(Thomson Reuters and Contributors), Ibrahim, M., & Buang, A.H. (2018). “Maldivian Legal System: Islamic influence and Legal Reform. Journal Syariah,” 26(1), 71-98, Ibrahim, M. & Ahmad Hidayat Buang. “Accommodating Islamic Tenets with Lessons Learnt from Muslim World in Maldives Commercial Laws: A Literature Review.” Journal of Shariah Law Research 1, no. 1(2015) and Ibrahim, M. & Md. Ershadul Karim, “Research Guide to the Legal System of Maldives”, Hauser Global Law School Program, New York University, GlobaLex, USA (2013).
Apart from his native language, Dhivehi, he is fluent in English, Arabic, and Urdu.