Sisters in Islam still 'deviant' as civil court has no jurisdiction over fatwa

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  • Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019

KUALA LUMPUR (Bernama): The High Court on Tuesday (Aug 27) dismissed an application by Sisters In Islam (SIS) challenging the decision of the Selangor Fatwa Committee which declared it a deviant organisation which had deviated from the true teachings of Islam.

The court ruled that a fatwa (edict) is the exclusive jurisdiction of the Syariah Court.

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