Hukum hudud sekali lagi menjadi isu di Malaysia. Norhayati Kaprawi bertanya, apakah objektif sebenar hukum hudud dan apakah ia peka terhadap keadilan gender bagi wanita di Malaysia?
Sisters in Islam
Mengundi itu suatu perjuanganAsam Pedas oleh Norhayati Kaprawi
Pengundi-pengundi tidak lama lagi akan diberi kesempatan untuk mengundi apabila Parlimen dibubarkan. Persoalannya, nak mengundi untuk siapa? Barisan atau pakatan politik yang manakah yang pasti akan menegakkan hak rakyat, terutamanya hak wanita?
What are the Islamic authorities up to?Holding Court by Ding Jo-Ann
CAN Islamic authorities raid churches and bookstores even though they are non-Muslim entities and summon non-Muslims for questioning? Does the syariah court have jurisdiction the moment Islam or a Muslim is involved? Ding Jo-Ann examines the constitutional issues.
The perils of being Muslim in MalaysiaShape of a Pocket by Jacqueline Ann Surin
Muslims constitute the majority of the Malaysian population and the country’s top leadership. Still, just how safe is it to be a Muslim in Malaysia? And can Muslims trust that their rights will be protected and upheld by a public administration that increasingly says it wants to uphold Islamic values and teachings?
Islam membenarkan bapa kahwin anak kandungnya?Asam Pedas oleh Norhayati Kaprawi
ADAKAH Islam membenarkan seorang bapa mengahwini anak kandungnya? Menurut sesetengah pendapat Mazhab Shafi’e, begitulah. Anak yang dilahirkan di luar pernikahan, boleh dikahwini oleh bapa kandungnya sendiri. Di Malaysia, yang lebih memberatkan pendapat Mazhab Shafi’e, Fatwa Kebangsaan Malaysia 1971 menyatakan bahawa anak tak sah taraf tidak boleh dibin atau dibintikan bapanya dan bapanya tidak boleh menjadi wali […]
Who’s afraid of Ambiga Sreenevasan?Shape of a Pocket by Jacqueline Ann Surin
IF there is one word that best explains and describes the virulent reaction towards Datuk Ambiga Sreenevasan, that word, for me, would be fear. That’s right. Fear. In fact, it would seem from the continuing attacks against the Bersih 2.0 chairperson that this fear is such that she should be detained without trial under the […]
The Nut Graph‘s 2010 Merdeka AwardsBy The Nut Graph team
THIS month has been a particularly significant one for The Nut Graph team. It is not only Ramadan and the month of Merdeka. It also marks our two-year anniversary and the month when we transform our operations into Plan B. While there’s constantly new beginnings to look forward to, these moments give us pause to […]
The BN’s projectsShape of a Pocket by Jacqueline Ann Surin
“SATU lagi projek Barisan Nasional”. That’s the tagline that often graces billboards announcing projects that the BN government has funded. It’s a tagline often used during elections to help the ruling coalition convince voters of its commitment towards development. But after yet another unnecessary police crackdown on peaceful demonstrators protesting 50 years of the Internal […]
The impact of polygamy in MalaysiaBy Ding Jo-Ann
PETALING JAYA, 21 July 2010: A landmark study on polygamy in Malaysia has cast doubt on whether husbands in polygamous marriages are able to treat their wives and children equally as intoned by the Quran. The study, conducted by Sisters in Islam in collaboration with academics from several local universities, found that while almost 80% […]
1Malaysia pageant vs fatwaBy Jacqueline Ann Surin and Shanon Shah
DURING a press conference in 2003, then Perlis Menteri Besar Datuk Seri Shahidan Kassim tried to defend the state’s decision to loosen conditions for polygamy. Perlis had decided that Muslim men did not need to seek their first wife’s consent to marry another woman. At the press conference, which Jacqueline Ann Surin covered, the Perlis […]