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Want to register new born baby as non-Muslim

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asked on May 4, 2020 at 06:00
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edited on May 6, 2021 at 20:50
 
I'm a Muslim but not a religious Muslim and sort of a freethinker. I'm having a difficult situation here. I'm pregnant, if can I don't want my baby to be a Muslim. I'm not married to my partner and he is Malaysian Indian, a Hindu. He will not convert to Islam, and I'm totally fine with that. I know I cannot convert but at least my baby must be Hindu. How do I do that? Can I register my baby as Indian and religion Hindu at Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN)? 
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answered on May 4, 2020 at 12:46
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edited May 6, 2021 at 20:53
 
Can I register my baby as Indian and religion Hindu at Jabatan Pendaftaran Negara (JPN)? 
How to register when this child is an illegitimate child under Shariah Laws?

1. Not only you cannot register, but if the child is born, the child will be taken away from you forever by the religious authorities.

2. The child will be put up for legal adoption to childless Muslim couples.

3. You will be arrested and sent to "re-education" centers and be released until you are proficient in Islamic Laws and Practices.

4. The welfare dept will issue a birth certificate to the new adoptive parents.

5. Any records of you and this child will be erased from any official records.

The only solution is the father of this child have to convert for the sake and love of this innocent child.
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answered on May 6, 2020 at 17:05
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Hi Jeff005, 

Thank you for your reply. I guess I'm stuck then.
I wish there's freedom is choosing our own religion here in Malaysia.
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answered on May 6, 2020 at 17:17
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Maybe you can give birth in Thailand or Singapore.
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answered on May 6, 2020 at 20:50
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edited May 6, 2021 at 20:54
 
@Raisan

Here is the best option for a very bad situation for Marriage only.

Singapore and Thailand allow interfaith marriages but for a Muslim Mother to register to get a birth certificate, you have to get a certificate from the Islamic Council of the respective countries. The marriage is recognized but the status of the child is not. You may be able to register yourself as a single mother but you can never get a passport to bring the child out from the two countries and the child will remain as a stateless person. Check with the Religious Authority of the two countries. This "hole" has been plugged for the past 4 years.

You would be surprised that the number of stateless children is almost the same is in Malaysia and Thailand.

Go contact this organization..  Sisters in Islam

They might have a way to allow you to give birth without your child to be taken away but giving you limited protection.
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answered on May 15, 2020 at 17:17
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Dear Jeff005,

Thank you for the info and guidance given. I really appreciate it. 

Stay safe and healthy. 

Rai
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answered on Jun 7, 2020 at 19:32
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edited May 6, 2021 at 20:59
 
Couldn't you find some poor Muslim guy and pay him to marry you? Temporary that is. I knew a few families did that in my mother's kampung, this was decades ago.

It may be easier than getting the Hindu to pretend to convert. Then he would be stuck in the religion. Terrible for him and bad for the religion.
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