Original Enactment


SELANGOR

ENACTMENT NO. 3 OF 1952
ADMINISTRATION OF MUSLIM LAW ENACTMENT, 1952

Date of Royal Assent
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11 October 1952
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ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
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Preamble

PART I - PRELIMINARY

Section 1. Short title.
Section 2. Interpretation.
Section 3. Saving of prerogative.
Section 4. Saving of civil and religious liberties.

PART II - MAJLIS

Constitution

Section 5. Constitution of Majlis.
Section 6. Majlis to be a corporation.
Section 7. Right to sue.
Section 8. Contracts and property.
Section 9. Power to administer estates.
Section 10. Further powers and duties.
Section 11. Vesting of property.
Section 12. Devoution of powers.
Section 13. Membership.
Section 14. Secretary.
Section 15. Determination of appointments.
Section 16. Cancellation of appointment.
Section 17. Temporary appointments.
Section 18. Appointments to be notified.

Proceedings

Section 19. Strangers at meetings.
Section 20. Chairman.
Section 21. Quorum.
Section 22. Use of seal.
Section 23. Conduct of business
Section 24. Summoning meetings.
Section 25. Powers of president.
Section 26. Duties and powers of Secretary.
Section 27. Minutes.
Section 28. Order of business and voting.
Section 29. Certified copies of resolutions.
Section 30. Appearances by the Majlis.
Section 31. Casual absences.
Section 32. Acting in emergency.
Section 33. Delegation of powers.
Section 34. Secrecy.
Section 35. Members are public servants.
Section 36. Majlis may prescribe own procedure.

Authority in Religious Matters

Section 37. Authority of Majlis.
Section 38. Laws to be observed.

Mufti and Legal Committee

Section 39. Appointment of Mufti.
Section 40. Legal Committee.
Section 41. Rulings (fetua)
Section 42. Authorities to be followed.

PART III - RELIGIOUS COURTS

Jurisdiction

Section 43. Appointments.
Section 44. Constitution of Religious Courts.
Section 45. Local limits and extent of jurisdiction.
Section 46. Appeals.
Section 47. Inheritance certificates.

Procedure (General)

Section 48. Seal.
Section 49. Language and Records.
Section 50. Advocates and Solicitors.
Section 51. Representation by Agent.
Section 52. Service.
Section 53. Evidence.
Section 54. Summons to give evidence or produce documents.
Section 55. Adjournment.
Section 56. Time.
Section 57. Courts to be open.

Procedure in Criminal Proceedings

Section 58. Sanction of Majlis.
Section 59. Information.
Section 60. Summons and warrant.
Section 61. Arrest without warrant
Section 62. Saving of powers.
Section 63. Bail and remand.
Section 64. Prosecutor.
Section 65. Charge.
Section 66. Hearing.
Section 67. Sentence of imprisonment.
Section 68. Sentences of fine.
Section 69. Cautions and binding over.
Section 70. Clemency.
Section 71. Appeal.
Section 72. Disposal of property.
Section 73. Irregularities.
Section 74. Matters not provided for.
Section 75. Maintenance

Procedure in Civil Proceedings

Section 76. Plaint.
Section 77. Joinder and consolidation.
Section 78. Summons and service.
Section 79. Persons deceased or under disability
Section 80. Defence
Section 81. Interlocutory proceedings.
Section 82. Withdrawal and settlement.
Section 83.Trial or hearing.
Section 84. Judgments.
Section 85. Costs.
Section 86. Execution.
Section 87. Evidence de bene esse.
Section 88. Contempt of Court.
Section 89. Poor persons.
Section 90. Appeals.
Section 91. Hearing of appeal.
Section 92. Irregularities
Section 93. Matters not provided for.

PART IV - FINANCIAL

Charitable Trusts

Section 94. Establishment of Bait-ul-Mal.
Section 95. Wakaf and nazr.
Section 96. Vesting.
Section 97. Restrictions on creation of charitable trusts.
Section 98. Income of Wakaf and nazr.
Section 99. Capital of Wakaf and nazr 'am.
Section 100. Construction of instruments.

Accounts

Section 101. Annual Report.
Section 102. Audit.
Section 103. Wakaf and nazr property.
Section 104. Estimates.
Section 105. Expenses of the Majlis.
Section 106. Bankers.

Zakat and Fitrah

Section 107. Powers of Majlis.
Section 108. Rules.
Section 109. Appeal.

Collection for Charities

Section 110. Charitable collections.

PART V - MOSQUES

Section 111. Majlis to be trustee.
Section 112. Restriction on new mosques.
Section 113. Repairs.
Section 114. Boundaries of mukim.
Section 115. Register of pegawai masjid.
Section 116. Appointment of pegawai masjid.
Section 117. Removal of pegawai masjid.
Section 118. Powers and duties.

PART VI - MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE

Section 119. Application.
Section 120. Appointment of persons to solemnise marriages and register marriages and divorces.
Section 121. Solemnisation and registeration marriages.
Section 122. Marriage of janda.
Section 123. Place of marriage.
Section 124. Betrothal.
Section 125. Mas-kahwin and pemberian.
Section 126. Registration of divorces.
Section 127. Revocation and annualment of divorces.
Section 128. Fasah divorce.
Section 129. Appeal from order of Registrar.
Section 130. Gift to divorced wife.
Section 131. Inspection of and extracts from registers.
Section 132. Proofs.
Section 133. Custody and return of registers and records.
Section 134. Presumption of death.
Section 135. Registrars appointed under this Enactment to be public servants.
Section 136. Rectification or cancellation of entries in registers or certificates.
Section 137. Majlis to prescribe forms, certificates and fees.

PART VII - MAINTENANCE OF DEPENDANTS

Section 138. Application.
Section 139. Wives.
Section 140. Lawful minor children.
Section 141. Infirm and diseased persons.
Section 142. Illegitimate children.
Section 143. Rescission and variation of orders.
Section 144. Enforcement of orders.

PART VIII - CONVERTS

Section 145. Register of converts.
Section 146. Control of conversions.
Section 147. No conversion of children.
Section 148. Report of conversion.

PART IX - OFFENCES

Section 149. Application.
Section 150. Attendance at mosque.
Section 151. Intoxicating liquor.
Section 152. Food in Ramadan.
Section 153. Disregard of Ramadan, Hari Raya Haji or Hari Raya Fitrah.
Section 154. Presumption.
Section 155. Desertion of wife.
Section 156. Disobedience of wife.
Section 157. Kheluat.
Section 158. Illicit intercourse between divorced persons.
Section 159. Unlawful solemnization of marriage.
Section 160. Failure to report.
Section 161. Report of conversions.
Section 162. Improper retention of funds.
Section 163. Wilful neglect of statutory duty.
Section 164. Breach of secrecy.
Section 165. Unlawful mosques.
Section 166. Religious teaching.
Section 167. False doctrine.
Section 168. Fetua.
Section 169. Religious books.
Section 170. Misuse of the Koran.
Section 171. Contempts of religious authorities.
Section 172. Contempts of religion.
Section 173. Non-payment of zakat or fitrah.
Section 174. Incitement to neglect religious duty.
Section 175. Attempts and abetment.

PART X - GENERAL

Section 176. Provident Fund.
Section 177. Protection of Majlis, its members and employees.
Section 178. Rules.
Section 179. Saving of rules and appointments.
Section 180. Repeals.

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