Category: SIS Press Statement

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…

Perkahwinan Kanak-Kanak Tidak Harus Dipertahankan

Sisters in Islam amat khuatir dengan pendirian Kerajaan Negeri Kelantan yang enggan menaikkan had umur perkahwinan kepada 18 tahun malah menganggap perkahwinan kanak-kanak adalah satu keperluan. Sekali lagi, ini menunjukkan sikap tidak serius Kerajaan Negeri dalam menangani isu perkahwinan kanak-kanak yang sememangnya suatu isu kritikal dan yang memerlukan tindakan segera. Tindakan ini meletakkan wanita dan…

All Muslims should support the ratification of ICERD

Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him and his family) delivered his last sermon (Khutbatul Wada’) on 9 Dhul Hijjah 10AH (9 March 632) at Mount Arafat. One of the most important messages he delivered on that blessed day is to emphasise that Islam is fundamentally against any sort of racial discrimination, regardless of…

SIS Outraged on Caning sentence handed to 45-year old Widow

We refer to this article published yesterday: https://www.nst.com.my/news/crime-courts/2018/10/419777/otai-prostitute-receive-four-strokes-rotan-undergo-rehabilitation Sisters in Islam (SIS) is outraged at the sentence that has been handed to the 45-year old widow who has pleaded guilty to the charge of preparation for the act of prostitution in Kuala Terengganu yesterday. The Terengganu Syariah High Court had ordered the woman to undergo…

SIS response to direction by Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa

Sisters in Islam (SIS) applauds the direction set by Datuk Dr Mujahid Yusof Rawa in insisting that what Muslims do behind closed doors is none of the government’s business. The prioritisation of the concept of rahmatan lil alamin (compassion for all) reflects a mature Islamic position, in line with Malaysia’s ambition to be a modern and progressive…

Sisters in Islam’s case a victory as it returns to High Court

The Federal Court today has instructed the fatwa case against Sisters in Islam (SIS) to be returned to the High Court and heard on the basis of its merits. According to SIS Executive Director, Rozana Isa, this is certainly a victory for SIS as it is critical that the judicial review of the fatwa to…

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