ENACTMENT NO. 7 OF 2001
SYARIAH CRIMINAL OFFENCES (TAKZIR) (TERENGGANU) ENACTMENT 2001

PART I - PRLIMINARY



Section 2. Interpretation.

(1) In this Enactment, unless the context otherwise requires-

"Administration Enactment" means the Administration of Islamic Religious Affairs (Terengganu) Enactment 1422H/2001M [Tr. En. 2/2001];

"approved home" means any place or institution appointed as such under section 66;

"approved rehabilitation centre" means any place or institution appointed as such under section 66;

"baligh" means having attained the age of puberty according to Hukum Syarak;

"Court" means the Syariah Subordinate Court, the Syariah High Court, or the Syariah Appeal Court, as the case may be, constituted under subsections 4 (1), 4 (2) and 4 (3) of the Syariah Court (Terengganu) Enactment 2001 [Tr. En. 3/2001];

''fatwa" means any fatwa made under section 50 of the Administration Enactment;

"Fatwa Committee" means the Fatwa Committee established under section 48 of the Administration Enactment;

"incest" means sexual intercourse between a man and a woman who are prohibited from marrying each other under Hukum Syarak;

"Hukum Syarak" means Hukum Syarak according to any recognized mazhab;

"Judge" means a Judge of the Syariah Appeal Court, the Syariah High Court, and Syariah Subordinate Court appointed under subsection 7 (1), 8 (1) and 9 (1) respectively, of the Syariah Court (Terengganu) Enactment 2001;

"Majlis" means the Majlis Agama Islam established under section 4 of the Administration Enactment;

"Mufti" means the person appointed to be the Mufti for the State of Terengganu under section 46 of the Administration Enactment, and includes the Deputy Mufti;

"Mukallaf" means a Muslim who has reached puberty in accordance with Hukum Syarak and is not mentally defective nor deaf and blind;

"muncikari" means a person who acts as a procurer between a female and a male person for any purpose which is contrary to Hukum Syarak;

"musahaqah" means sexual relations between female persons;

"takfir" means to regard a Muslim as a non-Muslim;

(2) All words and expressions used in this Enactment and not herein defined but defined in the Interpretation Acts 1948 and 1967 [Act 388], shall have the meanings thereby assigned to them respectively to the extent that such meanings do not conflict with Hukum Syarak.

(3) For the avoidance of doubt as to the identity or interpretation of the words and expressions used in this Enactment that are listed in the Schedule, reference may be made to the Arabic script for those words and expressions as shown against them herein.





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