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Tag: shariah

Sabah passes bill to outlaw deviant teachings of Islam

The amendment includes whipping as one of the penalties for the teaching of any doctrine or performance of any act contrary to Islamic law.

Couples must fulfil conditions to go through fast-track divorce, says dept

First of all, both parties must consent to the divorce, says Selangor Shariah Judiciary Department.

Report needed before probe can start on gay sex confession, says...

Hamid Ismail questions whether the Sabah Islamic authorities were willing to take action even if a report is lodged.

Academics question ‘strange’ move to name UiTM chair after Brunei sultan

They question the Brunei sultan's Islamic credentials in the wake of recent controversies surrounding its shariah law.

Ministry proposes Islamic chair in UiTM named after Brunei ruler

The focus of the chair would be on Islamic leadership and implementation of shariah.

UK calls Brunei’s anti-gay law ‘backward step’

The tough penal code in the tiny country on tropical Borneo island has sparked a storm of global criticism from politicians, celebrities and rights groups.

Aceh whips amorous couples

It is the only province in Indonesia that imposes Islamic law.

Bank Indonesia mulls accumulating global sukuk as Shariah buffer

The central bank is discussing whether to add more foreign sovereign sukuk to its reserves to be used as an underlying asset for Sukbi.

Terengganu to study ‘shariah jail’

The state MB is studying the proposal seriously.

Woman in Terengganu to be caned for prostitution

The sentence will be carried out at the Kajang Women’s Prison in Selangor.

Sabah women leaders rap mufti over child marriage

An activist says there is no proof to the mufti's claim that some children as young as 14 are mature enough to marry.

Anti-sodomy laws ‘completely unjust’, says Anwar

In a wide-ranging interview with Doha-based news channel Al Jazeera, Anwar Ibrahim urges for respect to privacy.

Stop justifying sex with a child, say 2 NGOs

Cenbet and Lawyers for Liberty say indecision on part of government only encourages more child marriages and grooming by paedophiles.

Public caning free publicity for Terengganu, Mahfodz tells PAS assembly

Dewan Ulama chief Mahfodz Mohamed says the caning of two women led to many learning 'the beauty of Islam'.

Not all shariah punishments should be public, says Amanah rep

Seri Serdang assemblyman Dr Siti Mariah Mahmud says 'tazir' punishments, meted out at the discretion of shariah judges should suit the times.

Hadi, punishment is not just physical

PAS president Abdul Hadi Awang seems to imply that it is all right to cane under Islamic law as it is 'gentler' without taking into consideration the trauma caused.

PAS is tarnishing image of Islam

Many PAS clerics still have a warped mentality of the feudal age where harsh punishment was the only means to deter people from committing personal sins.

The constitution and morality – A tale of two women

The duo should seek damages for the punishment they suffered. The public shaming aspect of the punishment in Terengganu is especially alarming.

Bar is against whipping of offenders under shariah and civil laws

Caning is a cruel and degrading form of punishment that strips an individual of dignity and self-respect, says George Varughese.

I’m a practising Muslim and I disagree with Terengganu caning, says...

The PKR leader says the caning episode shows a 'skewed and narrow interpretation of religious laws'.

Caning for LGBT offence: Pahang may follow Terengganu

Pahang Islamic Religious Department says execution of the sentence needs thorough study.

Sabah women leaders urge state govt to increase age limit for...

Many such marriages happen in village settings and go unnoticed.

No tribunal can usurp role of judiciary, says lawyer

The civil court's authority is brought into question as a provision in the Central Bank of Malaysia Act 2009 says any ruling of the Shariah Advisory Council is binding on High Court.

Child marriage ‘no issue’ here, says Sabah minister

The state does not plan to amend laws to raise the minimum legal age of marriage.