Overview of Muis

Background

The Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS), also known as the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore, was established as a statutory body in 1968 when the Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA) came into effect. Under AMLA , MUIS is to advise the President of Singapore on all matters relating to Islam in Singapore.

Role and Functions

The role of MUIS is to see that the many and varied interests of Singapore's Muslim community are looked after. In this regard MUIS is responsible for the promotion of religious, social, educational, economic and cultural activities in accordance with the principles and traditions of Islam as enshrined in the Holy Quran and Sunnah.

The principal functions of MUIS are as follows:

  • Administration of zakat, wakaf (endowment), pilgrimage affairs, halal certification and da'wah activities 
  • Construction and administration of mosques development and management 
  • Administration of Madrasah and Islamic education 
  • Issuance of fatwas (religious rulings) 
  • Provision of financial relief to poor and needy Muslims 
  • Provision of developmental grants to organisations 
Last Update on: 12 March 2015