Muslim and Non-Muslim Marriage

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asked on Feb 14, 2006 at 04:50
by   nillwong
edited on Jul 15, 2016 at 03:36
It is commonly understood that, in Malaysia, when a non-Muslim marries to a Muslim, the former must be converted to Muslim, regardless whether a husband or a wife. However, I would like to find out a little more about foreigner situations.

(1) If a husband from People's Republic of China intend to marry to a Malaysian Muslim wife, and the registration is performed in Malaysia, whether or not, he must be converted to Muslim?

(2) Expending from the above question, if the Muslim wife is not originated from Malaysia, for instance, migration from Indonesia, Arab, China, etc., whether or not the husband and wife are also bound by Malaysia Syariah Law?

(3) Whether a non-Malaysian citizen Muslim, viz. s/he is originated from countries via migration or work permit or marriage to Malaysian Muslim, or other means, is also regulated by Syariah Law, or civil law?

Your advice is greatly appreciated.
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answered on Dec 31, 2012 at 01:18
by   kinkyoreo
edited Jul 15, 2016 at 05:03
I pride my self in respecting all walks of life and with that, religious beliefs. I think this surpasses the matter of love, in this day and age where personal beliefs and opinions are held in high regard.

No religion (including ISLAM) has a right to force anyone to convert. How would a person who is forced to convert be a true "recruit" of said religion? His or Her practices would be built on a lie.

Another note, this FORCED CONVERSION rule is man-made and only applicable through and via the Syariah Laws. NOWHERE ELSE in the world practices this. In other countries, it is merely "recommended".

If you really love your spouse, love his or her religion too. What's wrong? It is just a matter of learning and understanding more about it and then, most importantly ACCEPT and BELIEVE IT. You'll be alright.

What if the situation were reversed? Would you still speak so freely when YOU are the one who has to give up YOUR ENTIRE BELIEF SYSTEM?
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answered on Jan 1, 2013 at 17:36
by   Noname
Very well written.

Such simple truth.

Such simple fact.

The Rakyat should have the the power in a democratic society, they must make the changes.

Freedom of choice will always prevail in a modern society
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answered on Jan 31, 2013 at 03:07
by   Love sherry
edited Jul 15, 2016 at 05:04
I am a Malaysian Chinese and boyfriend is a Pakistani Muslim with working visa here. Our plan is stay in Malaysian and children here. Kindly advice the best way and best place to register our marriage without convention. Thank you for the advice.
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answered on Mar 17, 2013 at 18:36
by   Stressfull Mom to Be
edited Jul 15, 2016 at 05:09
I'm Malaysian Indian Muslim and my hubby is from China. I bravely registered our marriage in Singapore (Civil Marriage) ROM Singapore.

Currently I'm working and living here in Singapore holding Special Pass. Now I'm 3 months pregnant and I'm worried over by baby's birth registration and where I am going to born my baby. Many confuse me that my baby will not getting the Malaysian citizen as I never register my marriage in Malaysia.

Will Malaysia accept my Singapore Marriage Certificate? As I am Muslim! Supposed to have nikah and registered in Jabatan Agama Wilayah Persekutuan (JAWI)! Gosh this issue is hunting me and everyday I am sad and worried, by this time I should be very happy and enjoying my pregnancy but I am stressful to think about this religion issue. Can anyone here help me!
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answered on Jul 24, 2013 at 20:50
by   jubilant
edited Jul 15, 2016 at 05:16
Would like to ask for some advice.

I'm a Malaysian Muslim by law my wife is a Malaysian Chinese, non-Muslim.
We registered in Singapore Registry of Marriages (ROM). But until now have yet to registered it at Malaysian Embassy or Commissioner in Singapore. Would there be any problem during the registration at the Malaysian Embassy?

Second question is when we have our child, he or she would presumable Malaysian citizen (as we are only Singapore Permanent Resident (PR), non-Singapore citizen). Does the child have to be Muslim?

Thanks for your reply in advance.
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answered on Jul 28, 2013 at 16:58
by   Wayne
edited Jul 15, 2016 at 05:25

I've the same issue. My girlfriend is a Malaysian Muslim Malay and I am Malaysian Chinese non Muslim. Can you provide me more information?
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answered on Aug 10, 2013 at 10:11
by   ravins
edited Jul 15, 2016 at 05:19
Has anyone gotten any solution for Malaysia Muslim and non-Muslim wedding? Appreciate if you could share the information with us?
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answered on Sep 2, 2013 at 19:17
by   sharifah27
edited Jul 15, 2016 at 05:23
My sister is living with her foreign boyfriend. How if they get caught? My sister is a Muslim, and his boyfriend an Australian. It is true that her boyfriend will be deported within 24 hours to leave the country while she will be charged under the Shariah Law?

In khalwat matter, if you do get caught your Muslim spouse will be charged (not you) for khalwat because you both have no valid certificate to proof you are legally married under the Islamic Law of Malaysia.
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answered on Dec 5, 2013 at 12:24
by   Chris Chan
edited Jul 15, 2016 at 05:24

My fiance is a Tanzanian (Africa) Indian Muslim and I am a Malaysian Chinese (non-Muslim). We plan to get married in Malaysia soon and I do not intend to convert to Islam. Can we both maintain our own respective religious belief and get married and live in Malaysia together? We both really love each other and don't feel it is justified to convert to Islam by force of the Malaysian government just so that we can be in love with together.
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answered on Dec 5, 2013 at 12:27
by   Chris Chan
My email is , please contact me and i would appreciate your generous feedback
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