Muslim / non Muslim marriages in Malaysia

Marriages between Muslims and non Muslims is prohibited under Islamic law, except in certain limited circumstances. Malaysian Islamic law is even more limited than some other schools of Islamic law. International human rights norms however suggest that the prohibition and criminalisation of interfaith marriage is an unreasonable restriction on the rights of men and women to marry and found a family.
Islamic law

Under Islamic law, as I understand it, a Muslim woman can only marry a Muslim man. However, a Muslim man can marry a Muslim woman or a Kitabiyyah. See for example section 10 of the Islamic Family Law (Federal Territories) Act 1984:-

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3 comments:

Calvin Soo KJ said...

i find that the islamic laws with regards to marriage amusing. lets just say that there comes a day were every muslim lady in the world has been married, and there were muslim who are still bachelors, their law states that they cannot marry a non-muslim, then might as well they turn themselves into eunuchs.

cleffairy said...

LOL... do we even have human rights in Malaysia? Think again, my dear. We have not!

Screw the laws la! These kind of laws pissed me off. Discrimination at it's very best!

amoker said...

Calvin,
That may happen. The real effect of this law is to criminalize anybody who does not want to convert. It is in effect making the other party who is not converting a criminal.

Cleff,
Yeah, we are screwed. The message I am talking to people who are is to leave the country. I counted that there are 7 friends of mine who is having relationship with Muslims in Malaysia. Muslims are not evil, but these laws infringes on our right for a belief.

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