Selangor Mufti Refutes Claim Of No Meeting With SIS Before Fatwa Issued

Shah Alam – The Selangor State Mufti’s Department (JMNS) has refuted the claim that no meeting took place with Sisters In Islam (SIS) before the Religious Fatwa on Liberalism and Pluralism Ideologies was gazetted on July 17.

Selangor mufti, Datuk Seri Mohd Tamyes Abd Wahid in a statement, Friday, said a meeting was held with SIS and members of the Selangor Fatwa Committee by the Selangor Islamic Religious Department (JAIS) at the JMNS’ meeting room on Jan 12, 2012.

“The meeting chaired by the Selangor mufti was attended by eight SIS representatives including Zainah Mahfoozah Anwar, Datin Paduka Marina Mahathir and Ratna Osman,” he said.

Recently, SIS was reported to be wanting to seek judicial review on the fatwa (edict) issued by the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (MAIS) which declared the non-governmental organisation as subscribing to the deviant ideologies of liberalism and pluralism.

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