Category: SIS Press Statement

A Dark Day for Malaysia

This is a dark day for Malaysia, says Sisters in Islam’s Executive Director, Rozana Isa, in response to a High Court decision which has upheld the fatwa against the organisation. The decision, which has the effect of eroding rights guaranteed under the Federal Constitution with a fatwa, which is a state subsidiary ruling and not…

Our Children Deserve Better

Sisters in Islam (SIS) is concerned that in the past few weeks, the welfare of children has been sidelined and pushed down the priority list as the government and opposition appears distracted by their own political agendas. Despite positive strides which has enabled refugee children to attend Malaysian schools, the creation of the important Child…

Selangor’s Proposed Unilateral Conversion Bill: What Are They Not Telling Us?

Sisters in Islam (SIS) demands that all parties are transparent about motives behind discussions with regards to a proposed bill in Selangor that would pave the way for unilateral conversion of minors in the state. We demand to know who proposed this bill as well as the reason behind it, given that a landmark ruling…

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…

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