Category: SIS Press Statement

SIS Challenges Fatwa on Liberalism and Pluralism

Sisters in Islam (SIS) has filed a judicial review on a gazetted fatwa in Selangor declaring SIS as subscribing to “religious liberalism and pluralism”, and therefore deviating from the teachings of Islam. The fatwa allows for any publications deemed “liberal and plural” to be banned and seized. In addition, it calls for any form of…

Kutuk Perbuatan Lucah, Jadikan Ruang Selamat untuk Wanita

Merujuk kepada kenyataan di laman sesawang rasmi ISMA (http://www.ismaweb.net/2017/07/kenyataan-rasmi-isma-berhubung-siaran-portal-fmt-dalamisu-iklan-shell/), Sisters in Islam menegaskan bahawa penggunaan imej wanita dalam pengiklanan bukanlah masalah di dalam gambar-gambar di mana iklan pekerja Shell diperlakukan dengan lucah. Perkara yang merupakan masalah di dalam gambar-gambar tersebut adalah perlakuan lucah itu sendiri. Pandangan ISMA mengalihkan beban tanggungjawab perlakuan lucah lelaki-lelaki tersebut terhadap…

Ceasing Restaurants during Ramadan, Not a Solution

On 23 May 2017, the Terengganu state government has ordered that food premises should cease operation during fasting hours. Ghazali Taib, the State Exco for Communication, Multimedia and Special Function said that State government has issued directive to religious department to monitor entrepreneurs at Ramadan bazaars and restaurants by allowing business owners to start operating…

Why RUU355 is not a law with feminist ideals

Contrary to what Deputy Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Asyraf Wajdi Dusuki claims, feminists should not and will not support the proposed amendments to Act 355 or better known by it’s Malay abbreviation, RUU355. Feminism does not aim to achieve justice and equality through imposing higher punishments. It instead, aims to achieve substantive equality…

A New Addition To the Adult Colouring Book Trend Has Arrived, and It’s Local!

‘Secret Colours of Malaysia’, a colouring book featuring scenery, flora, fauna and cultural items from all corners of the country, has been published by Editions Didier Millet (EDM) and is being sold exclusively through Borders Bookstore until 23 April, and thereafter at all major bookstores, for RM39.90. Based on an idea by colouring-book-enthusiast Datin Paduka…

Kenyataan Media: SIS Sokong Keputusan Ketetapan Jawatankuasa Fatwa Perlis

Sisters in Islam (SIS) mengalu-alukan ketetapan Jawatankuasa Fatwa Negeri Perlis yang memutuskan hak penjagaan anak seharusnya mengambil kira kemaslahatan dan kebajikan anak tersebut dan bukan agama ibu atau bapanya. Keputusan yang dikeluarkan oleh Jawatankuasa Fatwa Negeri Perlis itu mampu meluruskan persepsi awam bahawa kononnya hanya ibu atau bapa yang beragama Islam sahaja akan layak untuk…

Dress Codes: A Form of Discrimination and Abuse of Powe

Sisters in Islam (SIS) expresses growing concern at the recent events regarding unwarranted dress code enforcement. After the incident at the Road and Transport Department (JPJ), we are repulsed to see the repetition of discrimination in other public buildings. SIS is extremely concerned that this growing policing of women’s attire by government officials could make…

The DR. Nik Noriani Nik Badli Shah Legal Aid Fund

Sisters in Islam (SIS) wishes to express our immense gratitude at the official launch of the Dr. Nik Noriani Nik Badli Shah Legal Aid Fund. We established this fund with the hope that it will help ease some of the financial burden faced by Muslim women when they seek redress in the Syariah Courts. This…

Dr Nik Noriani Nik Badlishah Legal Aid Fund

The Fund is created to assist Muslim women (residing in Malaysia) who approach the Telenisa Legal Clinic as clients, struggling to pay the filing fees for their cases at the Syariah Court. Where related, The Fund may also be disbursed for cases in the Civil Courts (e.g.: domestic violence and inheritance claims where there may…

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