Strenghtening the Muslim position at the Universal Periodic Review

Article 3(1) of the Malaysian Federal Constitution states that “Islam is the religion of the Federation; but other religions may be practised in peace and harmony in any part of the Federation”. It has long been misconstrued as a mere official declaration. As a matter of fact, it designates Islam as the religion of the nation. It goes right to the heart of the federation, her raison detre. Continue reading

20 NGO Islam tolak LGBT

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KUALA LUMPUR 5 Jan. – Lebih 20 pertubuhan bukan kerajaan (NGO) Islam akan mengemukakan beberapa cadangan kepada kerajaan berhubung rujukan syor untuk Semakan Berkala Sejagat (UPR) yang harus dipatuhi oleh setiap negara anggota Pertubuhan Bangsa-Bangsa Bersatu (PBB) dalam tempoh terdekat.

Naib Presiden Persatuan Peguam Muslim Malaysia (PPMM), Azril Mohd. Amin berkata, tumpuan cadangan kepada laporan itu lebih menjurus kepada memelihara hak-hak umat Islam di negara ini supaya PBB dapat memberi pertimbangan wajar mengikut perspektif betul berdasarkan syariah dan Perlembagaan Persekutuan.

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My resignation as Chairman, Islamic Outreach ABIM

Al-Hamdulillah, wa Sallallah wa Sallama `Ala Sayyidina Rasulillah, wa Alihi wa Sahbihi wa Man Walah, Wa Ba`du;

I have submitted my official resignation letter as Chairman, Islamic Outreach ABIM, to ABIM’s Secretary General, with a requested effective date of August 31, 2011. The representatives from ABIM’s Central Executive Committee have recently met with the staff to discuss moving forward; under their leadership, a transition plan will be charted. Continue reading

The night preceding eid al fitr


It had been the practice of Prophet Muhammad, Sall-Allahu alayhi wa sallam, that he would not sleep in the night preceding the day of Eid-ul-fitr. This night has been named in a Hadith as the Night of Reward (Lailatul Jaiza).

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The real Islamophobia

It is not Osama, or even the universal celebration of his supposed capture.

It is the twenty American states considering a legal ban on Shari’ah activities, including legal penalties for operating businesses according to Shari’ah law. It has been described as ‘a discriminatory and wholly unfounded idea‘. How this can be in a supposedly “free country” is a great mystery. Continue reading

100th Centenary Muktamar of Muhamadiyah in Yogyakarta, Indonesia

Indonesia has two over-riding Muslim organizations guiding its huge Muslim population. Muhammadiyah, with over 30 million members, is Number Two, founded by Achmad Dahlan a hundred years ago. Nahdlatul Ulama (“NU”), which had the late President Gus Dur’s allegiance, has a slightly bigger membership.

There are quite noticeable differences in the styles of these two mammoth groups, although both are securely within the boundaries of what is permissible in Muslim culture. Muhammadiyah, for example, favors a mathematical calculation of the “new moon” that starts the month of Ramadan, while NU favors actual moonsighting.

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Moving forward to strengthen the position of Islam under the Federal Constitution

Jointly written by Hj. Mohamed Haniff Khatri Abdulla[1], Hj. Abdul Rahim Sinwan[2] and Azril Mohd Amin[3]

This paper intends to discuss the position of Islam within the Federal Constitution with regards to matrimonial disputes involving non-Muslim couples, married under the civil law, wherein one of the spouses converts to Islam. It will be proposed throughout this paper that the approach in resolving the nature of these disputes shall be by applying the necessary Syariah principles through the Syariah Court system, as opposed to the Civil law system. It will also be proposed that this approach is within the literal as well as spiritual intent of our Federal Constitution.

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