To establish the rule of the Shari’ah is to do the work of the prophets
If along with the work which you are doing, you could also enforce the Shari’ah you would be doing the work of the prophets (peace and blessings upon them), and would be rehabilitating the desolate house of Islam and restoring its glory. We Sufi, on the other hand, if we work for years and years, even lay down our lives in this cause, shall never reach anywhere near you. – sheikh waliwibowo
PM: Tell your family before you convert
By V.P. SUJATA
PUTRAJAYA: The Government will soon introduce a regulation requiring non-Muslims wishing to convert to Islam to inform their family before doing so.
Prime Minister Datuk Seri Abdullah Ahmad Badawi said this would prevent problems of families disputing the conversion of their loved ones when they die.
He suggested that non-Muslims who intend to convert have a form or letter declaring that their families had been told and had understood his or her decision.
“We will have a regulation. When a person wants to convert to Islam, we have to ask him whether his wife knows about it. If people want to convert, there is nothing wrong, why must they hide? Tell them (the family).
“We don’t want problems later when the man converts and converts the children also, when the wife has rights too,” he told reporters after chairing a meeting of the National Council on Islamic Religious Affairs here yesterday.
Abdullah pointed out that withholding such information from the family would pose a problem to religious authorities performing their duties.
He said he told those at the meeting that religious issues were “very sensitive” and should be tackled wisely to avoid racial tension.
This included the demolition of places of worship and funeral disputes, he said.
Abdullah also said that it was agreed that the halal certificate would now be issued by the Halal Industry Development Corporation (HIDC) but would still bear the logo of the Malaysian Islamic Development Department (Jakim).
He said the meeting also discussed the assimilation of Jakim’s research officers into the HIDC.
Related Story: Religious bodies and Bar laud move
source: thestar - http://thestar.com.my/news/story.asp?file=/2008/4/11/nation/20919261&sec=nation
Multi-faith council supports 'tell family' law – themalaysianinsider
Malaysia's non-Muslims hail plan to defuse conversion rows – AFP via MSN News
MCA welcomes 'Converts must tell their family' ruling OTHER STORIES: Praise from religious leaders for 'Converts must tell their family' ruling / Converts must tell their family -- thesun