MAIS loses final appeal to reinstate kids’ unilateral conversion to Islam

By Ayuni Nabila 

GOMBAK, 28 January 2022: The Selangor Islamic Religious Council (MAIS) failed in its final court bid on Wednesday (26 January) to reinstate the 2015 conversion of five young children to Islam when they were aged in the range of around three and nine years old, Malay Mail reported.

The report said that a three-judge panel of the country’s highest court, presided over by Chief Justice Tun Tengku Maimun Tuan Mat, unanimously ruled in favour of the mother and dismissed the application for leave to appeal filed by both the MAIS chairman and the MAIS registrar of muallaf or Muslim converts.

“Further the provision of Section 117 of the enactment is very clear that a person who is not Muslim may convert to the religion of Islam if he is of sound mind and attain 18 years or if he has not attained, the mother and father must consent to the conversion.

“The application is therefore dismissed,” Tengku Maimun stated.***

Source: Malay Mail

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