Mufti & SIS meeting done 2 years ago before fatwa issued

SHAH ALAM, 8 Nov: The Selangor State Mufti Department (JMNS) stated that a meeting was held with the Sisters in Islam (SIS) NGO before the liberalism and religious pluralism fatwa was gazetted on July 17, 2014.

In a media statement, the Selangor Mufti Department said that the meeting with SIS was with the Selangor State Fatwa Committee was held by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) on January 12, 2012, at the JMNS Meeting Room.

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He said that the meeting was chaired by the Selangor Mufti, Datuk Mohd Tamyes Abd Wahid and attended by eight SIS representatives.

“Among (SIS representatives present) was Zainah Mahfoozah Anwar (former Executive Director of SIS), Datin Marina Mahathir (founder of SIS) and Puan Ratna Osman (SIS Executive Director),” the statement said.

The fatwa gazetted in Selangor on July 17 stated that any individual, organisation or institution that upholds the understanding of liberalism and religious pluralism is deviating from the teachings of Islam and cited the NGO as an example.

SIS has filed for a judicial review against the Selangor fatwa committee, the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (MAIS) and the state government of Selangor on the fatwa that labelled the NGO as “deviating” from Islamic teachings.

NS

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Mufti & SIS meeting done 2 years ago before fatwa issued

SHAH ALAM, 8 Nov: The Selangor State Mufti Department (JMNS) stated that a meeting was held with the Sisters in Islam (SIS) NGO before the liberalism and religious pluralism fatwa was gazetted on July 17, 2014.

In a media statement, the Selangor Mufti Department said that the meeting with SIS was with the Selangor State Fatwa Committee was held by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) on January 12, 2012, at the JMNS Meeting Room.

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He said that the meeting was chaired by the Selangor Mufti, Datuk Mohd Tamyes Abd Wahid and attended by eight SIS representatives.

“Among (SIS representatives present) was Zainah Mahfoozah Anwar (former Executive Director of SIS), Datin Marina Mahathir (founder of SIS) and Puan Ratna Osman (SIS Executive Director),” the statement said.

The fatwa gazetted in Selangor on July 17 stated that any individual, organisation or institution that upholds the understanding of liberalism and religious pluralism is deviating from the teachings of Islam and cited the NGO as an example.

SIS has filed for a judicial review against the Selangor fatwa committee, the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (MAIS) and the state government of Selangor on the fatwa that labelled the NGO as “deviating” from Islamic teachings.

NS

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