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Bidangkuasa Mahkamah Syariah berkaitan permohonan keluar Islam: kajian undang-undang di beberapa negeri di Malaysia [Jurisdiction of Syariah Court in respect of application to renounce Islam: a legal study in certain states in Malaysia]


Abdul Rahman, Rohana and Romli, Fariza and Halim, Rohizan and Ahmad, Rusniah (2018) Bidangkuasa Mahkamah Syariah berkaitan permohonan keluar Islam: kajian undang-undang di beberapa negeri di Malaysia [Jurisdiction of Syariah Court in respect of application to renounce Islam: a legal study in certain states in Malaysia]. International Journal of Law, Government and Communication, 3 (13). pp. 254-262. ISSN 0128-1763

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Abstract

The law relating to Islamic affairs in Malaysia is subject to the respective state legislature which in turn has caused inconsistent legislation amongst the states. Certain states provide for a procedure to renounce Islam and the jurisdiction of the Syariah Court in confirming the religious status of an individual whereas other states provide that renouncing Islam is a criminal offence of humiliating or disgracing Islam. The objective of this paper is to examine Islamic law provisions in Federal Territories, Negeri Sembilan and Pulau Pinang regarding the jurisdiction of the Syariah Court in the matter of renouncing Islam. Research method by way of comparative approach is made on the differing content of the existing Islamic law provisions in the three states. This paper finds that the provisions of law in the Negeri Sembilan Enactment is clearer than the provisions of law in the Federal Territory and Pulau Pinang. Negeri Sembilan outlines the procedure for an individual who wishes to renounce Islam without any repercussion. It is firmly noted that Syariah Court is applicable to Muslims only and not applicable to non-Muslims.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Syariah Enactment, Renouncing Islam, Syariah Court
Subjects: K Law > KZ Law of Nations
Divisions: School of Law
Depositing User: Mrs. Norazmilah Yaakub
Date Deposited: 27 Jan 2019 01:13
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2019 01:13
URI: http://repo.uum.edu.my/id/eprint/25483

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