Sadari Musari, a law graduate and a Barrister-at-Law (of the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, London) is also an advocate and solicitor of the Supreme C
ourt of Singapore, practising under the style and name of M/s Sadari Musari & Partners, of 228 Changi Road, Icon@Changi #02-09 Singapore 419741.
He also holds a Bachelor in Islamic Revealed Knowledge & Heritage degree from the International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM) also known as Universiti Islam Antarabangsa Malaysia (UIAM).
His areas of practice include civil litigation, criminal practice, accident claims, probate, family law(civil and Syariah), conveyancing, adoption, and workmen’s compensation.
He is also a Guest Imam of many mosques in Singapore, delivering sermons on Friday’s congregation. He is the founder and the President of Persatuan Guru-guru AlQuran, Singapura, an association which represent the interests of Quran reading teachers in Singapore. He is also a member of the panel of judges of the National Quran Reading Competition organised by the Muslim Religious Council of Singapore.
As an imam, he received complaints and feedbacks from husbands, parents of divorced husbands, siblings of divorced husbands, who are dissatisfied with judgments passed by the Syariah Court of Singapore which are “inconsistent” with Islamic laws.
Having received the complaints and feedback, the author sees that it his duty as an imam and as a practising lawyer to act on the feedbacks. The author also thought that the command to act is found in a hadith on the authority of Abu Saeed Al-Khurdawi, who said I heard Prophet Mohammad s.a.w. said:
“Whosoever of you sees an evil, let him change it with
his hand; and if he is not able to do so, then with his tongue;
and if he is not able to do so with his heart; and that is the
weakest of faith.”
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It is the author’s hope that this website would be able to:
(i) assist fellow lawyers who are faced with the uphill task of explaining to their clients (i.e. husband litigants) who were ordered to pay exorbitant amount of nafkah nafkah iddah, mut’ah and a proportion of the ‘harta sapencarian’ (matrimonial assets) by the Singapore Syariah Court even though they (the husbands) are not responsible for the breakup of their marriage;
(ii) explain to husband litigants the policies of the Singapore Syariah Court;
(iii) explain the inconsistencies of the Syariah Court with the teachings of Islamic law;
(iv) explain that the practice adopted by the Syariah Court of Singapore is different from what the masses learnt or heard from their religious teachers;
(v) streamline the practice of Syariah court with the teachings of Islamic law so that Syariah Court of Singapore is accorded the recognition as the best in this region and other jurisdictions would want to emulate;
(vi) dispel the common myth among female litigants as to the ‘ability’ of their lawyers to obtain orders which are favourable to them but which are in fact incongruous to Syariah law.