Tag: Impact of extremism against women

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…

Urgent Need to Uphold Federal Court’s Decision on Unilateral Conversion of Minors

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) stresses that the unanimous Federal Court decision pertaining to the constitutionality of unilaterally converting minors to Islam, must be upheld and supersede any state laws. Time and again, we have seen families broken down as a result of unilateral conversions, with children having to pay the ultimate…

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…

Educate Not Incarcerate

We, the undersigned, are concerned about the sentence that has been meted out to the Facebook account holder for a posting deemed insulting to Islam and the Prophet Muhammad. Considering that this is the holder’s first offence, we think that the punishment should weigh towards being rehabilitative, rather than punitive. The Facebook account holder was…

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…

Memorandum JAG: Keadilan bagi Dua Wanita yang Dijatuhkan Hukuman Sebat di Makamah Syariah Terengganu

Latar belakangPada 12 Ogos 2018, dua wanita telah didapati bersalah atas cubaan musahaqah (hubungan seks sesama wanita) di bawah Seksyen 30 Enakmen Kesalahan Jenayah Syariah (Takzir) (Terengganu) 2001, dibaca bersama dengan Seksyen 59 (1) Enakmen yang sama. Kedua-dua wanita tersebut telah mengaku bersalah, namun yang menjadi persoalannya adakah mereka telah mendapat perwakilan undang-undang yang sewajarnya…

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