Fulfilling The Trust: 50 Years Of Shaping Muslim Religious Life In Singapore


by Norshahril Saat (Ed.)

Fulfilling The Trust: 50 Years Of Shaping Muslim Religious Life In Singapore

Price:  US$25.92   (SGD36.00*)
Format:  Paper Back, 346 pages
Published:  2018, Singapore, 1st Edition
ISBN:  9789813275492
SB#:  062374 (110)

About This Book

Muslims constitute about half a million or 15 percent of Singapore's multiracial and multireligious population. In 1968, the Singapore Parliament passed the Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA), which led to the formation of Muis or the Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (Islamic Religious Council of Singapore). The formation of Muis has brought about better administration of Muslim affairs in Singapore in meeting the religious needs of the Muslim community in areas like the issuance of fatwa (religious rulings), provision of halal food, management of haj (religious pilgrimage), collection and disbursement of zakat (charity tithe), running of madrasahs (religious schools) and having access to sound Islamic education. This is the first book that comprehensively studies the development of Muis' policies over the last 50 years since its founding in 1968. It offers an insight into the multi-faceted considerations and the overall context of the development of such policies, providing a wide-ranging and evaluative analyses of their evolution in the various work domains.


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