Category: SIS Press Statement

Move to End Child Marriage in Malaysia

Sisters in Islam (SIS) calls upon the Malaysian government to take proactive measures in making necessary legal amendments, and rolling out necessary ground initiatives to end child marriage for all children in Malaysia, with no exceptions. We echo the fatwa, recently issued by Al-Azhar which states that, “marriage in Islam is based on the consent…

Justice for Sisters in Islam

On 17 June 2019, Sisters in Islam (SIS) turned up once again at the Kuala Lumpur High Court to hear our legal challenge against a fatwa issued by the Selangor islamic Religious Council (MAIS). The previously scheduled date for the hearing, 2 May 2019, had been deferred at the request of the MAIS representative due…

Keadilan untuk Sisters in Islam

Pada 17 Jun 2019, Sisters in Islam (SIS) datang kembali ke Mahkamah Tinggi Kuala Lumpur untuk mendengar bantahan perundangan terhadap kes fatwa yang telah dikeluarkan oleh Majlis Agama Islam Selangor (MAIS). Tarikh asal untuk pendengaran kes tersebut telah ditetapkan pada 2 Mei 2019, akan tetapi telah ditangguhkan diatas permintaan wakil MAIS atas sebab-sebab perubatan. “Setelah…

Standardise Islamic Family Laws for all states in Malaysia

Instead of standardising Syariah criminal laws in the country, Islamic Affairs Minister Datuk Seri Dr Mujahid Rawa and the National Council for Islamic Religious Affairs Malaysia (MKI) should have prioritised ensuring the uniformity of Islamic Family Laws (IFL) and the increase in minimum age of marriage between all states in Malaysia. The announcement made by…

Undercover Council Officers is Abuse of Public Funds

In reference to this article https://www.malaymail.com/news/malaysia/2019/05/23/segamat-council-officers-disguise-as-cooks-secretly-photograph-non-fasting/1755545 published in the Malay Mail today Sisters in Islam (SIS) is outraged to learn that Segamat Municipal Council (MPS) officers have resorted to disguising themselves as food stall operators, cooks and waiters in a effort to spy on Muslims who are not fasting. This move not only represents a…

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…

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