Tag: Impact of Extremism on Women

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…

Deployment of Police Officers to JAIS Reflects Misplaced Priorities

The Joint Action Group for Gender Equality (JAG) questions the need of the decision by The Royal Malaysian Police (PDRM) to conduct a pilot project which places two police officers and a Sergeant at the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) to assist in the enforcement of Syariah laws. We are especially concerned as PDRM is…

Kod Pakaian Terengganu Kenyataan Akhbar

Peraturan yang dikenakan oleh Kerajaan Terengganu terhadap wanita Islam yang mewajibkan mereka memakai tudung memang sudah diduga oleh Sisters In Islam. Seperti Kerajaan Pas di Kelantan, Taliban di Afghanistan, dan para ulama konservatif yang pernah menguasai Iran, parti-parti Islam yang menang dan berkuasa memang selalunya memilih untuk mengatur dan mengawal pakaian dan kehidupan sosial wanita…

Islam, Apostasy and PAS

Sisters in Islam views with concern the continuing attempt by the PAS Member of Parliament Tuan Haji Abdul Hadi Awang to move a private member’s bill in Parliament to impose the death sentence for apostasy. In recent interviews with the foreign press in particular, PAS has adopted the language of democracy, human rights, freedom of…

Islam, Murtad dan PAS

Sisters in Islam amat khuatir dengan percubaan yang berterusan oleh Ahli Parlimen dari PAS Tuan Haji Abdul Hadi Awang untuk membentangkan cadangan rang undang-undang ahli biasa di Parlimen bagi mengenakan hukuman mati atas kesalahan murtad. Dalam temuramah mereka, terutama dengan wartawan asing, PAS menggunakan bahasa demokrasi berpandukan hak asasi manusia, kebebasan berpendapat, keadilan dan kesaksamaan.…

Kesopanan dan Kesederhanaan Pakaian dalam Islam

Kontroversi baru-baru ini di sekitar penangkapan dan pendakwaan tiga peserta Muslim pertandingan ratu cantik Miss Malaysia Petite, telah mendorong Menteri di Jabatan Perdana Menteri, Datuk Dr. Hamid Othman, memanggil kesemua ketua jabatan agama Islam negeri untuk menghadiri satu mesyuarat pada bulan ini bagi menyelaraskan garis panduan dan cara penguatkuasaan undang-undang mengenai pakaian dan kelakuan orang-orang…

Dress and Modesty in Islam

The recent controversy surrounding the arrest and prosecution of the three Muslim contestants of the Miss Malaysia Petite beauty pageant, has now led the Minister in the Prime Minister’s Department, Datuk Dr Hamid Othman, to call for a meeting of all heads of state religious departments this month to streamline guidelines and mode of enforcement…

Pakaian dan Wanita Islam

Masalah pakaian wanita memang selalu merupakan perkara yang penting dalam perlaksanaan Syari’ah Islam, baik di negara ini mahupun di luar negeri. Malah ada pihak-pihak tertentu secara berlebih-lebihan menganggap cara berpakaian tertentu itu mencerminkan iman seseorang. Salah satu kesan obsesi yang demikian itu adalah banyaknya usaha yang dilakukan bagi menguatkuasakan keimanan melalui cara-cara kuku besi. Paksaan…

Dress and the Muslim Woman

The question of dress for women is always paramount in any Islamisation programme both here and abroad. In fact, it is an obsession for some that dressing in a certain way is reflective of one’s faith. One culmination of such obsession is a proliferation of attempts to enforce faith through authoritarian means. Coercion is contrary…

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