ENACTMENT NO. 1 OF 2003
ADMINISTRATION OF THE RELIGION OF ISLAM (STATE OF SELANGOR) ENACTMENT 2003

PART I
PRELIMINARY



Section 2. Interpretation.


In this Enactment, unless the context otherwise requires—


ahli kariah” means a person who permanently lives or habitually resides in a kariah masjid;

“Baitulmal” means the fund established under section 81;

“previous Enactment” means the Administration of Islamic Law Enactment 1989 (Enactment No. 2 of 1989) or Part IV and X of the Administration of Muslim Law, 1952 [Enactment No. 3 of 1952] as the case may be;

“Syarie Judge” or “Judge” means a Judge of the Syariah High Court or the Syariah Subordinate Court, as the case may be, appointed under subsection 58(1) or 59(1);

“Syariah Appeal Court Judge” means a Syariah Appeal Court Judge appointed under subsection 57(1);

“Hukum Syarak” means Hukum Syarak according to Mazhab Shafie or any one of Mazhab Hanafi, Maliki or Hanbali;
[Sub. En. A25/2011: s.2c]

Jawatankuasa Kariah or Jawatankuasa Pengurusan Masjid” means Jawatankuasa Kariah or Jawatankuasa Pengurusan Masjid established by regulations made under section 104;

Fatwa Committee” means the committee established under section 46;

“National Fatwa Committee” means the committee established by the Ruler’s Conference under regulation 11 of the Regulations of the National Council for Religious Affairs, Malaysia;

kariah masjid”, in relation to a mosque, means the area in which the mosque is situated;

“Chief Syarie Judge” means the Chief Syarie Judge appointed under subsection 56(1);

“Chief Religious Enforcement Officer” and “Religious Enforcement Officer” means the officers appointed as such under section 79;

“Chief Syarie Prosecutor” means the officer appointed under subsection 78(1);

“Syariah Court” or “Court” means the Syariah High Court or the Syariah Subordinate Court, as the case may be, appointed under subsection 55(1) or 55(2);

“Syariah Appeal Court” means the Syariah Appeal Court established under subsection 55(3);

“Civil Court” means any court established under Article 121 of the Federal Constitution;

“Majlis” means the Majlis Agama Islam Selangor established under subsection 4(1);

“previous Majlis” means the Majlis Agama Islam Selangor established under the previous Enactment;

“mosque” means a building—

and includes any surau, madrasah or other building declared by the Majlis as a mosque under that section;

muallaf” means a person who is newly converted to the religion of Islam under section 107;

“Mufti” means the person who is appointed the Mufti for the State of Selangor under section 44 and includes the Deputy Mufti;

nazr” means an expressed vow to do an act for any purpose permitted by Hukum Syarak;

nazr am” means a nazr intended wholly or in part for the benefit of the Muslim community generally or any section of the Muslim community, as opposed to an individual person or persons;

“State” includes the Federal Territories of Kuala Lumpur, Labuan and Putrajaya;

“Muslim” means—

Pegawai Masjid” means the Nazir, Imam, Bilal and Siak or any such name, title, or style as may be given from time to time by the Majlis in respect of the administration of a mosque;

Peguam Syarie” means a person who has been admitted as a Peguam Syarie under section 80;

“Syarie Prosecutor” means an officer appointed under subsection 78(3);

“Chairman” means the Chairman of the Majlis appointed under subsection 11(1);

“Secretary” means the Secretary of the Majlis mentioned in section 16;

“Surau” means a building—
[Ins. En. A25/2011: s.2b]

wakaf” means any property from which its benefit or interest may be enjoyed for any charitable purpose whether as wakaf am or wakaf khas in accordance with Hukum Syarak, but does not include a trust which is defined under the Trustee Act 1949 [Act 208];

wakaf am” means a wakaf that is created for a general charitable purpose in accordance with Hukum Syarak;

wakaf khas” means a wakaf that is created for a specified charitable purpose in accordance with Hukum Syarak;

(2) All words and expressions in this Enactment and not defined in this Enactment but defined in Part I of the Interpretation Acts 1948 and 1967 [Act 388] shall have the meanings assigned to them respectively in that Part to the extend that such meanings do no 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 First Schedule, reference may be made to the Arabic script for those words and expressions as shown against them in the Schedule.



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