22.08.2013 merupakan tarikh yang penting bagi umat Islam di Malaysia. Pada tarikh tersebut, Mahkamah Rayuan, Putrajaya telah menetapkan pendengaran notis permohonan pihak Titular Roman Catholic Archbishop of Kuala Lumpur (“The Church”) untuk membatalkan rayuan (striking out the appeal) pihak Menteri Dalam Negeri dan Kerajaan serta perayu-perayu lain berhubung larangan penggunaan nama suci Allah oleh penganut agama Kristian di Malaysia. Continue reading
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On the 17th Ramaḍān we commemorate the Battle of Badr, which took place on that day in the second year of the Hijrah. It is one of the most important events in the history of the Ummah, and Allāh describes it as the Day of Discrimination. Sayyidī al-Ḥabīb `Umar bin Hafīẓ (may Allāh preserve him and benefit us by him) places great emphasis on commemorating it and marks the event by completing the Qur’ān in Tarawīḥ on the eve of the 17th, after which there are big celebrations in Dār al-Muṣṭafā attended by thousands. The rest of the night is spent in prayer, remembrance and supplication, since prayers are answered when the Qur’ān is completed. Continue reading
Memorandum of Protest
I am certain it is clear from my posts the past few weeks, but I have not been writing much, and have not felt an inspiration to do it either. At my law firm, I have put in hard work in keeping up with challenging and demanding times. I am sure that has hindered my drive to write. I know I will come back to this site sooner or later and write again about the issues close to my heart, but now I think it is best to put it out there that I am taking a break.
Originally reported here.
Child conversion law only affirms status quo, Muslim NGOs say
KUALA LUMPUR, July 4 – The unilateral conversion of minors to Islam has already been the “status quo” in Malaysian courtrooms, several Muslim groups alleged today, throwing a spanner in the works for Putrajaya as it struggles over the barrage of criticisms against its newly proposed law. Pembela – a coalition of around 20 Muslim NGOs – today fended off critics’ allegations that Section 107 (b) of the Administration of the Religion of Islam (Federal Territories) Bill 2013 is unconstitutional and had gone against a 2009 Cabinet decision. Pembela chairman Dr Yusri Mohamad said the dispensation with the need for consent from both parents on minors’ conversion has both been recognised by the Federal Court and been practised in the country.
PPMM tegaskan pendirian berhubung Rang Undang-undang Pentadbiran Agama Islam (Wilayah-wilayah Persekutuan) 2013
Kontroversi yang sengaja diwujudkan sesetengah pihak berhubung pembentangan rang undang-undang Pentadbiran Agama Islam (Wilayah-wilayah Persekutuan) 2013 masih belum reda, khususnya apabila wujud kenyataan-kenyataan tidak bertanggungjawab pihak-pihak yang tidak memahami aspek-aspek kedudukan Islam di Malaysia serta percubaan mengelirukan masyarakat awam. Continue reading