Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS), also known as the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore was established in 1968 when the Administration of Muslim Law Act came into effect. Its role is to look after the interests of Singapore's Muslim community.
Main functions include:
Zakaat collection and distribution
Administration of Waqf (endowment),
Construction and administration of Musjids through a Musjid Building Fund
Administration of Madrasahs and Islamic education
Issuance of fatwas
Provision of financial relief to poor Muslims
Running a Shariah Court to deal with marriage, divorce and inheritance
A range of aL.I.V.E (Living Islamic Values Everyday) interactive Islamic programs for kids and teens including Holiday programs.
MUIS advises the President of Singapore on all Islamic matters as well as issues faced by Muslims in Singapore. The Mufti of Singapore is also a member.
Many of MUIS’s activities operate officially under the auspices of the Singapore government. To learn more, visit their website at:
(Their website has also won awards). All in all, an inspiring example of what a small population of Muslims (125,000 or 15% of Singapore’s total population) can achieve with a little organization.