After the success of the first phase of the research, ISI has been appointed to undertake Phase 2 of the research, Indeks Syariah Malaysia: Prasarana & Persekitaran. The questionnaire used in phase 1 is being strengthened and soon data collection will commence in February 2017 to kick-start the research. The research has been successfully completed. The final report has been submitted on 16 July 2017.
Indeks Syariah Malaysia is an index developed to measure and assess Malaysia's efforts in achieving the five objectives of Maqasid Al-Syariah, namely, in the preservation of religion, life, lineage, intellect and property. Accordingly, the signing of a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) Malaysian Syariah Index in 2017 was held on 29 November 2016 at the Everly Hotel, Putrajaya. The event was officiated by YB Major General Dato 'Seri Jamil Khir Haji Baharom, Minister in the Prime Minister. Also, present Y.Bhg Jakim director-general Tan Sri Dato 'Deputy Director General (Policy) Jakim and Vice Chancellors of Public Universities.