A study of islamic law offences (takzir) committed by the youth in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia

Noor ‘Ashikin, Hamid and Abdul Majid Tahir, Mohamed and Nur Amani, Pauzai and Shariffah Nuridah Aishah, Syed Nong Mohamad and Nor Aida, Ab. Kadir (2015) A study of islamic law offences (takzir) committed by the youth in the state of Terengganu, Malaysia. In: Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Law and Society 2015, 10-11 May 2015, UNISZA.

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The commission of syariah offences by teenagers has become increasingly worrisome nowadays in Malaysia particularly in the state of Terengganu. News on the arrest of these teenagers by the authorities frequently appears in the daily newspapers and reports. If such offences are not controlled or effectively overcome, the result will be moral collapse amongst the future generations. The objective of the article is to investigate the types of offences, age, gender and types of Islamic law (takzir) punishments imposed upon the young offenders as well as the adequacy of law and enforcement in the prevention of such offences in the state of Terengganu. The study adopts qualitative methodology where data are collected through library research and semi-structured interviews with key informants. During the process, the data of takzir offences had been analysed from case law decided by the Terengganu syariah courts from year 2008 to 2013. The study finds that most of the reported Islamic law (takzir) offences committed by the youths relate to sexual offences. The article concludes by forwarding suggestions to improve the law and administration process in dealing with these offences.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
K Law > K Law (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Law & International Relations
Depositing User: Muhammad Akmal Azhar
Date Deposited: 25 Oct 2020 08:30
Last Modified: 25 Nov 2020 04:38
URI: http://eprints.unisza.edu.my/id/eprint/611

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