Federal Territories Syariah Laws [As at 20th June 2022]

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Federal Territories Syariah Laws

[As at 20th June 2022]

 
Act 559 – An Act to provide for Syariah criminal offences, and matters relating thereto.

Act 560 – An Act to make provisions relating to syariah criminal procedure for Syariah Courts.
Act 561 – An Act to define the law of evidence for the Syariah Court.

 

Detailed Contents Of Federal Territories Syariah Laws [As at 20th June 2022] :

Federal Territories Syariah Laws are a set of Islamic laws that are enforced in the Federal Territories of Malaysia, which include Kuala Lumpur, Putrajaya, and Labuan. These laws are based on the Shafi'i school of jurisprudence, which is one of the four main schools of Islamic law.

Here are some key details about the Federal Territories Syariah Laws as of 20th June 2022:

  1. Jurisdiction: The Federal Territories Syariah Court has jurisdiction over all Muslims in the Federal Territories of Malaysia, regardless of their nationality or ethnicity.

  2. Offences: The Federal Territories Syariah Laws cover a wide range of offences, including but not limited to, drinking alcohol, gambling, zina (sexual intercourse outside marriage), theft, and apostasy (leaving Islam).

  3. Punishments: The punishments for offences under the Federal Territories Syariah Laws vary depending on the severity of the offence. They can range from fines and imprisonment to whipping and even amputation.

  4. Islamic Family Law: The Federal Territories Syariah Laws also govern Islamic family law matters, such as marriage, divorce, child custody, and inheritance.

  5. Enforcement: The Federal Territories Syariah Laws are enforced by the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department (JAWI), which has the power to investigate and prosecute offences under the laws.

  6. Applicability: The Federal Territories Syariah Laws only apply to Muslims in the Federal Territories of Malaysia. Non-Muslims are not subject to these laws.

  7. Controversy: The Federal Territories Syariah Laws have been the subject of controversy in Malaysia, with some arguing that they infringe on the rights of non-Muslims and violate Malaysia's secular constitution. However, the government of Malaysia has defended the laws as necessary for upholding Islamic values and preserving the country's cultural identity.

In summary, the Federal Territories Syariah Laws are a set of Islamic laws that govern the conduct of Muslims in the Federal Territories of Malaysia. They cover a wide range of offences and are enforced by the Federal Territories Islamic Religious Department. The laws have been the subject of controversy in Malaysia, but are seen by some as necessary for upholding Islamic values and preserving the country's cultural identity.

Federal Territories Syariah Laws [As at 20th June 2022] Contains:

Syariah Criminal Offences (Federal Territories) Act 1997 (Act 559)
Syariah Criminal Procedure (Federal Territories) Act 1997 (Act 560)
Syariah Court Evidence (Federal Territories) Act 1997 (Act 561)

 

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