ENACTMENT NO. 4 OF 1997
SYARIAH CRIMINAL OFFENCES ENACTMENT 1997
PART IV - MISCELLANEOUS OFFENCES
Section 31. Takfir.
(1) Subject to suibsection (2), any person who alleges or imputes by words, either spoken or written, or by sign or visible representation, or by any act, activity or conduct, or by organising, promoting or arranging any activity or otherwise in any manner, that any person profesing the religion of Islam or person belonging to any group, class or description of persons professing the religion of Islam -
(a) is or are kafir;
shall be guilty of an offence and shall on conviction be liable to a fine not exceeding five thousand ringgit or to imprisonment for a term not exceeding three years or to both.
(b) has or have ceased to profess the religion of Islam;
(c) sholud not be accepted, or cannot be accepted, as professing the religion of Islam; or
(d) does not or do not believe in, follow, profess, or belong to, the religion of Islam,
(2) Subsection (1) shall not apply to -
(a) anything done by any Court of religious authority established, constituted or appointed by or under any written law and empowered to give or issue any ruling or decision on any matter relating to the religion of Islam; and
(b) anything done by any person pursuant to or in accordance with any ruling or decision given or issued by such Court or religious authority, whther or, if in writing, whether or not it is published in the Gazette.
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