Category: Article

Doing Right by Women

The gasps were audible. The cringing moments were painful. The visible displays of shock, disbelief and exasperation were worthy of Academy Awards. Whether you looked to the front, back, left or right, it was clear that everyone, from the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination Against Women (Cedaw) Committee experts to the…

Surat Kepada Pengarang   “Sikap Lemah Lembut Dalam Menyantuni Anak-Anak Lebih Utama Daripada Kekerasan”

Surat Kepada Pengarang “Sikap Lemah Lembut Dalam Menyantuni Anak-Anak Lebih Utama Daripada Kekerasan”

“Maka kerana rahmat Allah lah engkau bersikap lemah lembut terhdap mereka. Seandainya engkau bersikap kaku dan keras hati, tentulah mereka akan menjauhkan diri darimu” – Surah Ali Imraan ayat 159. Islam seringkali dipotretkan sebagai agama yang berwajah keras bukan sahaja kepada penganut agama lain bahkan kepada penganutnya sendiri. Baru-baru ini timbul polemik berkenaan dengan kewajaran…

Protect Our Children from Rapists and Paedophiles

The alleged rapist: a 40 year old restaurant manager, the victim; a 13 year old girl. According to the Star and the Sabah Daily Express on 8 May 2013, the 40-year old man was applying for the withdrawal of the rape charge before the Sessions Court in Kota Kinabalu as he is going to marry…

Lindungi Kanak-Kanak dari Perogol dan Pendera Seksual

Yang dituduh merogol: seorang pengurus restoran berusia 40 tahun, mangsanya: kanak-kanak perempuan berusia 13 tahun. Berdasarkan laporan akhbar The Star dan Sabah Daily Express pada 8 May 2013, lelaki 40 tahun itu telah memohon agar pertuduhan rogol terhadapnya di Mahkamah Sesyen Kota Kinabalu ditarikbalik kerana dia ingin mengahwini kanak-kanak perempuan tersebut. Yang mengejutkan adalah Timbalan…

Federal Court Dismisses Government Appeal on Decision to Lift Ban on SIS Book

Sisters in Islam (SIS) lauds today’s decision by the Federal Court to dismiss the Minister of Home Affairs’ appeal against the Appeals Court decision to lift the ban on a book published by SIS. SIS maintains that the Federal Court’s decision to dismiss the Government’s appeal and honour the judicious decisions made by both the…

Statutory Rape Cases and Court’s Discretion

The move by the government to table in Parliament at the next sitting a Bill that will disallow judges from exercising their discretionary powers to reduce the sentence given to statutory rapists has received mixed reaction from the public. The government’s move is clearly in response to the public uproar over the cases in August…

Polygamy Issues by Dr Nik Noriani Nik Badli Shah, Sisters in Islam

20th May 2010 The fact that an elected Member of Parliament has been charged with the offence of committing polygamy without applying for the syariah court’s permission as stipulated for under the provisions of the Islamic Family Law Act (IFL) and enactments (which had been passed by Parliament and the state legislatures) raises significant questions…

Poligami dalam hukum Islam

12 Februari 2007 Kini nampaknya terdapat banyak minat dalam masyarkat kita mengenai isu poligami dan hukum Islam, misalnya surat kepada Berita Harian bertarikh 31 Januari 2007 berjudul “Kenyataan Sisters in Islam Dpertikai”, serta kenyataan Mahasiwa Islam yang membuat tuduhan dalam surat mereka “Poligami: SIS Ingin Mengubah Hukum Allah”. Saya amat kesal bahawa terdapat orang Muslim…

Poligami dalam Hukum Islam

Surat kepada KOSMO/Berita Harian 9 Februari 2007 Kini nampaknya terdapat banyak minat dalam masyarkat kita mengenai soal poligami dan hukum Islam, misalnya surat kepada Berita Harian bertarikh 31 Januari 2007 misalnya “Kenyataan Sisters in Islam Dpertikai”, serta kenyataan Mahasiwa Islam yang membuat tuduhan “Poligami: SIS Ingin Mengubah Hukum Allah”. Saya amat kesal bahawa terdapat orang…

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