Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura

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Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura
مجليس أڬام اسلام سيڠاڤورا (Jawi)
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Agency overview
Formed1 July 1968; 51 years ago (1968-07-01)
JurisdictionGovernment of Singapore
Headquarters273 Braddell Road, Singapore Islamic Hub, Singapore 579702
Employees127 (2012)[1]
Annual budget2.248 million SGD (2012)[1]
Minister responsible
  • Masagos Zulkifli, Minister for the Environment and Water Resources and Minister in-charge of Muslim Affairs
Agency executives
  • Haji Mohammad Alami Musa, President
  • Mohamed Fatris Bin Bakaram, Mufti
  • Esa Han Hsien Masood, CEO
Parent agencyMinistry of Culture, Community and Youth

The Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (Abbreviation: MUIS; Jawi: مجليس أڬام اسلام سيڠاڤورا; Arabic: المجلس الإسلامي سنغافورة‎; Arabic Romanization: almajlis al'iislami singhafura), also known as the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore, is a statutory board of Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth in Singapore. As a majlis, its role is to look after the administration and interests of Singapore's Muslim community. The Majlis is headed by a Council, in which members are appointed by the President of Singapore. Since 2009, the council is headquartered in the Singapore Islamic Hub, located along Braddell Road.[2]

History and role[edit]

MUIS was established in 1968 when the Administration of Muslim Law Act (AMLA) came into effect.

The principal functions of MUIS are:[3]

  • Administration of Muslim affairs e.g. zakat, wakaf (endowment), pilgrimage affairs, and halal certification
  • 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

Under AMLA, MUIS is a statutory board of the Singapore Government. It comes under the Ministry of Culture, Community and Youth,[4] and under the direct supervision of the Minister-In-Charge of Muslim Affairs.

Its primary statutory role is to advise the President of Singapore on all Islamic matters as well as the religious interests and issues faced by the Muslim Community in Singapore.

The Council of MUIS[edit]

The Council of MUIS operates as the overall decision-making body and has responsibility for the formulation of policies and operational plans.

The Council comprises the President of MUIS, the Mufti of Singapore, persons recommended by the Minister-in-Charge of Muslim Affairs and other persons nominated by Muslim organisations. The President of Singapore appoints all members of the Council.

As of 2013 Haji Mohd Alami Musa serves as President of MUIS and Dr Mohamed Fatris bin Bakaram as the Mufti of Singapore.[5]

MUIS Council
Role Name Portfolio
President Mohammad Alami Bin Musa Head, Studies in Inter-Religious Relations in Plural Societies (SRP),

S. Rajaratnam School of International Studies (RSIS) & Ambassador (Non-Resident)

Embassy of the Republic of Singapore-Algeria

Mufti Dr Mohamed Fatris Bin Bakaram Mufti of MUIS
Member Abdul Razak Bin Hassan Maricar
Member Dr Ab Razak Bin Chanbasja Technical Director,

ARC Sciences Pte Ltd

Member Ustaz Ali Bin Hj Mohamed Co-Chairman, Religious Rehabilitation Group (RRG)

& Chairman, Khadijah Mosque

Member Arzami Bin Salim
Member Edwin Ignatious M@Muhammed Fiaz Edwin Ignatious
Member Farihullah s/o Abdul Wahab Safiullah
Memebr Helmi Bin Ali Bin Talib Managing Partner,

Helmi Talib & Co

Member Ustaz Mohamad Hasbi Bin Hassan President, PERGAS (Singapore Islamic Scholars & Religious Teachers Association)

& Co-Chairman, Religious Rehabilitation Group (RRG)

Wisma Indah

Member Nora Bte Rustham Director, Jamiyah Education Centre, Jamiyah Singapore
Member Pasuni Bin Maulan
Member Rahayu Binti Buang Chief Executive Officer, Yayasan Mendaki, Wisma Mendaki
Member Rahayu Binte Mohamad President, Persatuan Pemuda Pemudi Islam Singapura (PPIS)
Member Dr Rufaihah Binte Abdul Jalil Senior Research Fellow, Department of Surgery, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore
Member Sallim Bin Abdul Kadir
Member Hj Shafawi Bin Ahmad
Member Dr Syed Harun Bin Taha Alhabsyi Medical Officer, Singapore Armed Forces Medical Corps,

Ministry of Defence (MINDEF)

MUIS Executive Leadership
Appointment Name
Chief Executive Esa Masood
Mufti Mohamed Fatris Bakaram
Deputy Chief Executive Dr Albakri Ahmad
Deputy Chief Executive Mohd Fahmi Aliman
Deputy Mufti Dr Nazirudin Mohd Nasir
Director, Legal Ms Shahla Iqbal
MUIS Divisions
Division Directors
Office of Mufti Dr Nazirudin Mohd Nasir, Deputy Mufti
  • Irwan Hadi Mohd Shuhaimy, Deputy Director (Religious Policy & Research)
  • Dr Mohammad Hannan Hassan, Deputy Director (Asatizah Development)
  • Mahmoud Mathlub Sidek, Assistant Director (Asatizah Recognition)
Education Zalman Putra Ahmad Ali, Director, Education Policy & Systems
  • Muhammad Nasir Johari, Head, Madrasah Policy & Planning

Sharifah Farah Syed Mahamood Aljunied, Director, Education & Student Development

Finance & Asset Development Mohamed Azam Abdul Aziz, Senior Director
  • Rujok Pandi, Director Agency Services
    • Abdul Rahim Saleh, Director Collaborative Projects
  • Norhayati Haron, Director Asset Services & Finance
    • Mohd Safie Osman, Head Financial Accounting
  • Dewi Hartaty Suratty, Director Asset Policy & Industry Development
  • Masagoes Muhammad Isyak Mohamad Amin, Deputy Director Asset Systems & Endowment
Human Capital Dr Noraslinda Zuber, Director
  • Azlina Manas, Senior Assistant Director
Strategy & Transformation Bohari Jaon, Senior Director
  • Mohd Azree Rahim, Deputy Director (Strategy & Organisation Excellence)
  • Mohd Yasman Abdul Salam, Deputy Director (IT & Digital Services)
Mosque & Community Development Modamad Helmy Mohd Isa, Senior Director
  • Sakdun Sardi, Assistant Director Mosque & Social Development
  • Adnan Abdul Hamid, Assistant Director Community Engagement
  • Mohd Nazirin Abu Bakar, Head Community Engagement
Group Infrastructure & Resilience Zaini Osman, Director
  • Muhammad Taufiq Arifin, Assistant Director
Strategic Engagement Mohamed Asri Abdul Aziz, Director
  • Ridhwan Mohd Basor, Head Community Resillence
  • Mohamed Ali Atan, Head Harmony Centre

Singapore Islamic Hub[edit]

Halal Certifications[edit]

The MUIS Halal services formally started in 1978. The move to set up its Halal Certification Strategic Unit was driven by the increasing demand for Halal-certified products and eating establishments, as well as the need to regulate the Halal industry.

In 2009, Muis certified more than 2,600 premises and has played an important role as the custodian of Halal food assurance for Singapore’s 15% Muslim population. Furthermore, the promising Halal food industry with the availability of many Halal-certified eating establishments has helped to foster social interaction between individuals from diverse racial, cultural and religious backgrounds.[6]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Expenditure Estimates for the Financial Year 2013/2014" (PDF). Ministry of Finance. 2013: 403. Retrieved 22 May 2013. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)
  2. ^
  3. ^ "[1]" MUIS
  4. ^ "MCYS to MSF: What will change?". Ministry of Social and Family Development. 24 October 2012. Retrieved 30 September 2015.
  5. ^ "Council of MUIS" MUIS
  6. ^

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