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Free Online Shariah Consultation For Malaysian Muslims Now Available

Akmal Hakim

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Not everyone is feeling the love as they’re marooned at home during the Covid-19 pandemic.

In order to address the domestic issues that look to be piling up during the nationwide Movement Control Order (MCO), the Malaysian Syariah Lawyers Association (PGSM) is now offering free shariah consultations for Muslims, online.

The association bids to connect Muslims with certified shariah lawyers in order to provide them with needed legal counsel in issues pertaining to domestic conflicts such as divorces, child support and custody battles as well as inheritance and property settlements., which PGSM said there was no shortage of during the MCO.

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Like many other non-essential services, the shariah courts are closed during the MCO.
(Credit: Berita Harian)

Muslims seeking legal advice are implored to contact PGSM via WhatsApp at 011-3701-9155 or email at to receive their online consultations.

Those who seek further assistance would be referred to a lawyer within a 10km radius of their homes.

Separately, Malaysians can also look up the contacts of shariah lawyers operating in their respective states on PGSM’s official website.

PGSM mentions that the online consultation services would also be made available after the lockdown ends.

With families and spouses being forced to spend time together in relatively close proximity following quarantine restrictions worldwide, the pandemic has proven to be a massive challenge to many relationships.

In China, divorce rates have reportedly spiked as couples began emerging from quarantine, while data collected from all over the world show an increase in domestic abuse and violence cases.

Fun fact, according to the Malaysian Department of Statistics, the number of Muslim divorces across the country increased by 1.4% to 40,269 in 2018 compared to 39,709 breakups happening in 2017.

And Selangor alone recorded close to 9,000 Muslim divorces and over 2,00 divorces among non-Muslim couples in 2019.

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