The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore (Muis) extends its utmost gratitude to those who have contributed ideas and worked tirelessly, either directly or otherwise, towards the production of this compilation entitled “Fatwas of Singapore Volume 1: Science, Medicine and Health.”
In particular, we would like to thank the Minister for Communications and Information and Minister-in-charge of Muslim Affairs and Minister-in-charge of Cyber Security, Dr Yaacob Ibrahim, and the Chief Executive of Muis, Mr Abdul Razak Maricar, for supporting this project.
Our deepest appreciation is rendered to the Mufti of Singapore, Dr Mohamed Fatris Bakaram, as well as to the Advisor of the Office of the Mufti, Shaikh Syed Isa Bin Mohamed bin Semait, for their counsel and guidance. Our special thanks to Ustaz Mohd Murat bin Md Aris, Muis Senior Director for Education, who contributed the first chapter and offered guidance in the early stages of this project.
Finally, this project would not have been realised without the hard work of the team of researchers, in particular, Ms Faizah Zakaria and officers from the Office of the Mufti, who researched the background and contexts for each fatwa that is presented in this compilation.
All newspaper clippings featured in this publication have been acquired with permission from the Singapore Press Holdings Limited. Our thanks to the Muis Photographic Library for the photos on Fatwa and the Fatwa Committee. The illustration featured on the cover of this book is a sketch of Singapore’s city skyline by Ms Abi Daker and acquired with permission from the website www.illustratedmaps.info.