The Federal Court also ruled that Saravanan did not abuse the law by converting his four-year-old son to Islam without the knowledge of the mother.It said that according to Islamic law, only one parent need to be informed in the conversion of a child.The court also ruled that it was within the right of Saravanan as a Muslim to file the divorce proceedings in the Syariah Court.
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Yes, country’s highest court has decreed that.
So, now Lulu is wondering,
if that is to be taken as a preceedent,
then does that mean that in a rape crime where the victim and the accused are both Muslims,
can the accussed's lawyer in a secular court insist that it is within his client's right as a Muslim that the prosecution produce four credible witnesses who had seen the crime in action?
Afterall, just as Federal Courts has ruled that "according to the Islamic law", likewise, the Islamic law has rules on a rape proceeding too.
Is that how it works?