Wan Salim told FMT man-made laws were not perfect as humans are imperfect.
Written by Nicholas Chung, Free Malaysia Today
Petaling Jaya: The true teachings of Islam ensures that the rights of women are protected and respected, according to Penang mufti Wan Salim Wan Mohd Noor.
“So it is not peculiar if laws are often reviewed from time to time to improve them so that they fulfil their purpose, to uphold justice and benefit the vast society,” he said in an interview.
He said such reviews would include amendments to Islamic family laws “so that it is fairer for women, if current laws do not ensure their rights concerning divorce, polygamy, nafkah, hadanah and other matters.”
Wan Salim said he disagreed with the stance of “ulamas” who objected to changes in the laws affecting discrimination against women.
SFC Editor’s Note: Sisters For Change has launched a series of reports on behalf of the Equality & Justice Alliance. Comparative Legal Review of the Impact of Muslim Family Laws on Women across Commonwealth Asia and Africa was commissioned by Sisters For Change and authored by Musawah. The purpose of this report is to advance and support the reform of family and personal laws that discriminate against Muslim women and girls.