Original Enactment


KEDAH

ENACTMENT No. 9 Of 1962
ADMINISTRATION OF MUSLIM LAW ENACTMENT

Date of Royal Assent :4 April 1963
Date of coming into operation :1 August 1964 [K.L.N. 19/64], 1 January 1965 [K.L.N. 1/65]
ARRANGEMENT OF SECTIONS
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Preamble

PART I - PRELIMINARY

Section 1. Short title.
Section 2. Interpretation.
Section 3. Savings of prerogative.

PART II - MAJLIS

Constitution

Section 4. Constitution of Majlis.
Section 5. Majlis to be a corporation.
Section 6. Right to use.
Section 7. Contracts and property.
Section 8. Power to administer estates.
Section 9. Devolution of powers.
Section 10. Vesting of Property.
Section 11. Membership.
Section 12. Secretary.
Section 13. Determination of appointments.
Section 14. Cancellation of appointment.
Section 15. Temporary appointment.
Section 16. Appointment to be notified.

Proceedings

Section 17. Strangers at meetings.
Section 18. President.
Section 19. Quorum.
Section 20. Use of seal.
Section 21. Conduct of business.
Section 22. Summoning meetings.
Section 23. Powers of President.
Section 24. Duties and powers of Secretary.
Section 25. Minutes.
Section 26. Order of business and voting.
Section 27. Certified copies of resolution.
Section 28. Appearances by the Majlis.
Section 29. Casual absences.
Section 30. Acting in Emergency.
Section 31. Delegation of powers.
Section 32. Secrecy.
Section 33. Members are public servants.
Section 34. Majlis may prescribe own procedure.

Fetua Committee

Section 35. Appointment of Chairman of Fetua Committee.
Section 36. Fetua Committee.
Section 37. Rulings (Fetua).
Section 38. Authorities to be followed.

PART III - RELIGIOUS COURTS

Constitution and Jurisdiction

Section 39. Appointments.
Section 40. Constitution of Kathis' Courts.
Section 41. Jurisdiction.
Section 42. Appeals.
Section 43. Power of revision.
Section 44. Inheritance certificates.

Procedure (General)

Section 45. Seal.
Section 46. Language and records.
Section 47. Advocates and solicitors.
Section 48. Representation by pleaders.
Section 49. Service.
Section 50. Evidence.
Section 51. Summons to give evidence or produce documents.
Section 52. Adjournment.
Section 53. Time.
Section 54. Courts to be open.

Procedure in Criminal Proceedings

Section 55. Sanction of Majlis.
Section 56. Information.
Section 57. Summons and Warrant.
Section 58. Arrest without warrant.
Section 59. Bail and remand.
Section 60. Prosecuter.
Section 61. Charge.
Section 62. Hearing.
Section 63. Sentences of imprisonment.
Section 64. Sentences of fine.
Section 65. Cautions and binding over.
Section 66. Procedure on appeal.
Section 67. Disposal of property.
Section 68. Irregularities.
Section 69. Matters not provided for.
Section 70. Maintenance.

Procedure in Civil Proceedings

Section 71. Plaint.
Section 72. Joinder and consolidation.
Section 73. Summons and Service.
Section 74. Persons deceased or under disability.
Section 75. Defence.
Section 76. Interlocutory proceedings.
Section 77. Withdrawal and settlement.
Section 78. Trial and hearing.
Section 79. Judgments.
Section 80. Costs.
Section 81. Execution.
Section 82. Evidence de bene esse.
Section 83. Contempt of Court.
Section 84. Poor persons.
Section 85. Appeals.
Section 86. Hearing of appeal.
Section 87. Irregularities.
Section 88. Matters not provided for.

PART IV - FINANCIAL

Section 89. Establishment of General Endowment Fund.
Section 90. Baitul-Mal, wakaf and nazr.
Section 91. Vesting.
Section 92. Restrictions on creation of charitable trusts.
Section 93. Income of wakaf and nazr.
Section 94. Capital of wakaf and nazr 'am.
Section 95. Construction of instruments.

Accounts

Section 96. Annual Report.
Section 97. Audit.
Section 98. Wakaf and nazr property.
Section 99. Estimates.
Section 100. Expenses of the Majlis.
Section 101. Bankers.

Baitul-Mal

Section 102. Powers of the Majlis relating to Baitul-Mal.

Collection for Charities

Section 103. Charitable collections.

PART V - MOSQUES

Section 104. Majlis to be trustee.
Section 105. Restriction of new mosques.
Section 106. Repairs.
Section 107. Closure or demolition of mosques.
Section 108. Boundaries of kariah.
Section 109. Register of pegawai masjid.
Section 110. Appointment of pegawai masjid.
Section 111. Removal of pegawai masjid.
Section 112. Powers and duties.
Section 113. Appointment and duties of Jawatankuasa Kariah.

PART VI - MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE

Section 114. Application.
Section 115. Appointment of persons to solemnise and register marriages and divorces.
Section 116. Solemnization and registration of marriages.
Section 117. Marriage of janda.
Section 118. Place of Marriage.
Section 119. Betrothal.
Section 120. Maskahwin and hantaran pembelian.
Section 121. Registration of divorces.
Section 122. Revocation and annulment of divorces.
Section 123. Fasah divorce.
Section 124. Appeal from order of Registrar.
Section 125. Gift to divorced wife.
Section 126. Arbitration.
Section 127. Inspection for extracts from registers.
Section 128. Custody and return of registers and records.
Section 129. Presumption of death.
Section 130. Registrars appointed under this Enactment to be public servants.
Section 131. Rectification or cancellation of entries in registers or certificates.
Section 132. Malis to prescribe forms, certificates and fees.

PART VII - MAINTENANCE OF DEPENDANTS

Section 133. Application.
Section 134. Wives.
Section 135. Lawful minor children.
Section 136. Infirm and diseased persons.
Section 137. Rescission and variation of orders.
Section 138. Enforcement of orders.

PART VIII - CONVERTERS

Section 139. Register of converters.
Section 140. Controls of conversions.
Section 141. Reports of conversion.

PART IX - OFFENCES

Section 142. Application.
Section 143. Attendance at mosque.
Section 144. Intoxicating.
Section 145. Food in Ramadzan.
Section 146. Presumption.
Section 147. Disregard of Ramadzan, Hari Raya Fitrah or Hari Raya Haji.
Section 148. Desertion of wife or husband.
Section 149. Bersunyi-sunyian.
Section 150. Illicit Intercourse between divorced persons.
Section 151. Fornication.
Section 152. Incest.
Section 153. Unlawful Solemnization of marriage.
Section 154. Failure to report.
Section 155. Report of conversions.
Section 156. Forbidden intercourse between husband and wife.
Section 157. Wilful neglect of statutory duty.
Section 158. Breach of secrecy.
Section 159. Unlawful mosques.
Section 160. Religious teaching.
Section 161. False doctrine.
Section 162. Fetua.
Section 163. Religious books.
Section 164. Misuse of Koran.
Section 165. Contempts of religious authorities.
Section 166. Contempts of religion.
Section 167. Incitement to neglect religious duty.
Section 168. Unlawful collection.
Section 169. Attempts and abetments.

PART X - GENERAL

Section 170. Allowances.
Section 171. Protection of Majlis, its members and employees.
Section 172. Rules.
Section 173. Savings of rules and appointments.
Section 174. Repeal.

SCHEDULE
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