Category: SIS Press Statement

The Obsession to Control What Women Wear Needs to Stop

In reference to this article https://www.nst.com.my/news/nation/2019/05/488020/39-women-slapped-notices-wearing-sexy-attire-during-ramadan published in NST today. Sisters in Islam (SIS) demands that Kelantan’s Islamic Affairs and Religious Department (JAHEAIK) stops its operations to police and summon women for their clothing, and expunge those whom have been issued notices from attending counselling sessions. The obsession to control what women wear needs to…

Stop Deliberately Instilling Fear Among Malaysians

In reference to this article (https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/475059?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=facebook) published in Malaysiakini today, PAS has cross the line in asserting that a fate akin to the Uyghur Muslim minority in China awaits Malay Muslims if non-Muslims are left to run the country. There is absolutely no basis for such an assertion which in fact goes against Islamic teachings…

Children’s Dignity Must Be Upheld

Sisters in Islam (SIS) is outraged that the video depicting Aliff Syukri’s 9-year-old daughter crying while her father applies ointment to the bruises that he inflicted onto her remains published on his Instagram to today. The video, which carries a timestamp from 24 April 2019 has amassed over a million views. It is ironic that…

SIS congratulates Tengku Maimun as Malaysia’s first woman CJ

Sisters in Islam (SIS) conveys its heartiest congratulations to Federal Court judge Datuk Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat on her appointment as Malaysia’s Chief Justice. The appointment, which was agreed by the Yang di-Pertuan Agong upon recommendation by the Prime Minister in consultation by the Conference of Rulers, sees Tengku Maimun as being the first woman…

SIS Fatwa Trial Postponed to 17th June

Sisters in Islam’s (SIS) legal challenge against a fatwa by the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (Mais), which was scheduled to take place today, has been unfortunately postponed again. Prior to the date of the hearing, both sides had already forwarded to the court all necessary documents and submissions. Nevertheless, the hearing was unable to proceed…

SIS Welcomes Set Up of New Court

We refer to this article: https://m.malaysiakini.com/news/468317 Sisters in Islam welcomes the move to set up a court specifically to handle Muslim marriage, hadhanah and nafkah issues. We hope that the establishment of this court will not only expedite the cases currently backlogged at the Syariah courts, but also result in more responsible and fairer judgements…

Sending Love to Georgetown City

Sisters in Islam (SIS) stands in solidarity with Penangpac, Big Nose Productions and playwright, Fa Abdul, on the staging of their two-hour comedy play, Love in Georgetown City. Based on simply the performance poster, Muslim groups had lodged police reports against the play claiming that it was screening “pornographic films that promoted free sex and…

Underage Marriage Continues to Haunt Malaysia

Sisters in Islam (SIS) is appalled to learn that Kelantan Syariah courts had approved 10 underage marriages between January 2018 and January 2019. When averaged, this indicates that at least one underage marriage took place almost every month in the state. It is therefore ironic that Kelantan Syariah Court judge Abu Bakar Abdullah Kutty mentions…

Terengganu Child Marriage Numbers Alarms SIS

Sisters in Islam (SIS) is alarmed about claims made by the Terengganu Syariah Court chief judge Wan Mohd Zakri today that there were 444 applications for underaged marriages between 2013 to 2018 in the state, 397 of which were approved. This number is clear evidence that injustice and abuse is being perpetuated in the state.…

Angka Perkahwinan Kanak-Kanak di Terengganu Membimbangkan SIS

Sisters in Islam (SIS) amat bimbang dengan  dakwaan yang dibuat oleh Ketua Hakim Mahkamah Syariah Terengganu, Wan Mohd Zakri bahawa terdapat 444 permohonan  perkahwinan bawah umur di antara tahun 2013 hingga 2018 di negeri tersebut, dan 397 daripadanya telah diluluskan. Angka ini jelas menunjukkan bahawa berlaku ketidakadilan dan penyalahgunaan kuasa  di negeri tersebut. Menurut Jabatan…

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