The latest spotlighting on SIS — just one of many through the 20 years of the NGO's existence — began on 7 June 2009 when the PAS muktamar passed without debate a resolution calling for the National Fatwa Council to investigate SIS.
Malay Muslim women have been one of the biggest casualties in the ‘holier than thou’ race between the political parties to outdo each other in demonstrating superior Islamic credentials, says a publication by APWLD.
Malaysia's prime minister said Wednesday Muslims should still take up yoga, reversing an outright ban that has drawn widespread protests amid concerns over growing Islamic fundamentalism in the multiracial nation.
"EXACTLY one month ago, the National Fatwa Council made a decision against women who dressed like men, denouncing it as haram. This has been met with anger, protest, and mainly, confusion, as to what exactly it is that the fatwa condemns."