Jabatan Mufti Negeri Pulau Pinang

Also known as the Penang State Mufti Department in English.

Mufti Section was established on 1 July 1959 and been under placed Penang Islamic Religious Department. The Malaysian Administrative Modernization and Management Planning Unit (MAMPU) with several other agencies have submitted recommendations about Fatwa Department through the study of restructuring the State Islamic Council/Department in 1984. As a conclusion of that the proposal Mufti Department or Fatwa matter must be separate from the Islamic Religious Department and given the appropriate role. Therefore on 1 January 1997, the Penang State Mufti Office was established and later renamed Penang State Mufti Department.

The official website features Directory (Administration and Financial Unit, Research and Fatwa Development Unit, Falak and Information Unit), FATWA (What is Fatwa, Fatwa Collection - Gazette Fatwa, Ungazette Fatwa, Islamic Religious Administration Enactment 2004) and Falak Center (Pusat Falak).
Notes:   Available in English and Malay versions. Slow-loading website and accessible during working hours only (local time in Malaysia).
Website:   mufti.penang.gov.my/

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Guide ID: 2517 - Last Updated: August 17, 2013