ENACTMENT NO. 7 OF 2001
SYARIAH CRIMINAL OFFENCES (TAKZIR) (TERENGGANU) ENACTMENT 2001
PART V - OFFENCES RELATING TO PUBLIC JUSTICE AND SECURITY
Section 38. Takfir.
(1) Subject to subsection (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 professing the religion of Islam or person belonging to any group, class or description of person professing the religion of Islam-
(a) is or are kafir;
(b) has or have ceased to profess the religion of Islam;
(c) should 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,
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.
(2) Subsection (1) shall not apply to-
(a) anything done by any Court or 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, whether or not such ruling or decision is in writing or, if in writing, whether or not it is published in the Gazette.
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