Freedom of religion: the question of apostasy for Muslims / Nor Shafahana Shaik Abdul Shukkor, Wan Mohd Farhan Zainal Abidin and Wan Teh Fatimah Wan Ismail.

Shaik Abdul Shukkor, Nor Shafahana and Zainal Abidin, Wan Mohd Farhan and Wan Ismail, Wan Teh Fatimah (2005) Freedom of religion: the question of apostasy for Muslims / Nor Shafahana Shaik Abdul Shukkor, Wan Mohd Farhan Zainal Abidin and Wan Teh Fatimah Wan Ismail. [Student Project] (Unpublished)

Abstract

The fundamental aim of this study is to examine whether Muslims in Malaysia have the right to opt out of their faith and choose another as compared to the rights given to the non-Muslims. We have done a study based on interpretation of relevant statutes and looked at the judicial decisions decided on leading cases. We have also compared and contrasted the law and cases and other doctrines involving Muslims and non-Muslims. Interviews have been conducted in order to obtain different views namely on the point of view of legal scholars and Islamic scholars. It can be said that a Muslim who wishes to apostate should go to the Syariah court to be renounced as a Muslim for the Civil court do not have the jurisdiction to do so. By this research we hope to increase awareness among the public regarding laws on apostasy in Malaysia besides proposing to have a change in the said law.

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Item Type: Student Project
Creators:
Creators
Email / ID Num.
Shaik Abdul Shukkor, Nor Shafahana
2002375969
Zainal Abidin, Wan Mohd Farhan
2002375539
Wan Ismail, Wan Teh Fatimah
2002376311
Contributors:
Contribution
Name
Email / ID Num.
Thesis advisor
Haji Abdul Rahman, Md. Amin (Dr.)
UNSPECIFIED
Subjects: K Law > KB Religious law in general. Comparative religious law. Jurisprudence
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Law
Programme: Bachelors in Legal Studies (Hons)
Keywords: Muslims, Malaysia, Right
Date: March 2005
URI: https://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/36564
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