BONSERNEWS.com – Member of Commission VIII DPR, Yandri Susanto, urged the Supreme Court (MA) to annul the decision of the Central Jakarta District Court or Central Jakarta District Court to allow interfaith marriages between two Muslim and Christian lovers.
Quoted from the Central Jakarta District Court website, the decision from the case register 155/Pdt.P/2023/PN Jkt.Pst was to grant the applicant’s request in its entirety. Declare that the marriage between the applicants is valid according to law.
It was stated that the prospective groom, JEA, is a Christian and the prospective bride, SW, is a Muslim. The two of them had been dating for 10 years before they decided to continue their marriage.
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Then gave permission to the applicants to carry out the registration of interfaith marriages at the Office of the Population and Civil Registry Office of the City of Central Jakarta.
Instruct the employees of the Central Jakarta City Population and Civil Registry Office to record the applicants’ interfaith marriages in the register of marriage registration.
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The deputy chairman of the MPR urged this because the Central Jakarta District Court decision was against Islamic law. In Surah Al-Baqarah verse 221 and Surat al-Maidah verse 5, Islam prohibits Muslim women from marrying non-Muslim men, polytheists or people of the book. Meanwhile, Muslim men are still allowed to marry non-Muslim women as long as she is from the People of the Book.
In addition, the Indonesian Ulema Council (MUI) in its fatwa issued in July 2005 which was signed by MUI Chairman KH Ma’ruf Amin, stated that interfaith marriage laws in Indonesia are illegal and illegal.
“The Supreme Court must cancel this decision by the Central Jakarta District Court,” said Yandri, Tuesday 27 June 2023.
The Deputy Chairman of the National Mandate Party (PAN) also considers it inappropriate for a judge to make a decision that is contrary to Islamic law.
“The judge’s decision was inappropriate,” he said.
Previously, Judge Bintang AL decided that interfaith marriages were based on the Adminduk Law, based on sociological reasons for the diversity of society.
The two married in a church in Pamulang which was attended by the parents of the bride and groom. However, when they wanted to register with the state through the Central Jakarta Civil Registry Service, they were refused because of religious differences. Therefore, both of them submitted an application to the Central Jakarta District Court to be permitted and granted.