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S’gor Will Not Authorise Marriages Between Local Couples Conducted Abroad Without JAIS Registration

today9 January 2023


source: JAIS

If a marriage between local individuals takes place outside of Selangor without first being registered with the state’s Islamic Religious Department (JAIS), the Selangor Islamic Religious Council (MAIS) does not acknowledge it.

Tan Sri Abdul Aziz Mohd Yusof, chairman of MAIS, stated that although the marriage is regarded as valid in Islam, it is not recognised if couples do not register with JAIS.

He indicated that couples who don’t register their marriage will face a number of issues down the road.

source: NBC

“For instance, if the parents’ marriage is not certified and recognised in Selangor, dealing with their children’s upcoming marriages will be a challenging process,” he said. The same is true for the split of inheritance.

“There are no obstacles, there is plenty of room to get married in Malaysia”

He also told reporters after launching the Post-flood Contribution of MAIS and its subsidiaries…

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Written by: Lara Kramer