To renounce Islam in Singapore, you must first make a statutory declaration stating that you you want to renounce Islam. The statutory declaration needs to be signed by a Commissioner for Oaths, who can be found at the State Courts, Supreme Court or certain law firms that have a Commissioner for Oaths.16 Jun 2021
How Do You Renounce Islam in Singapore?
Renouncing Islam means taking your name off the Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (MUIS) list of Muslims. In Singapore, this is a straightforward process. If you have already decided to renounce Islam, the next few paragraphs explain the steps you need to take to complete the process.
There is no minimum age to renounce Islam in Singapore. However, you must have at least reached the age of puberty and have an understanding of the nature and consequences of renouncing Islam.
To renounce Islam in Singapore, you must first make a statutory declaration stating that you you want to renounce Islam. The statutory declaration needs to be signed by a Commissioner for Oaths, who can be found at the State Courts, Supreme Court or certain law firms that have a Commissioner for Oaths.
You will have to bring an official identity card so the Commissioner for Oaths can verify your identity before signing the statutory declaration. A statutory declaration should cost you around $20-$25 (excluding fees for commissioning any exhibits referred to in the statutory declaration).
Next, you will have to go to MUIS to submit your statutory declaration, go through a brief interview where a representative will ask you why you are renouncing Islam, and fill in a form stating the reason why you are renouncing Islam. You are encouraged to make an appointment with MUIS before visiting them.
MUIS will then present you with a letter acknowledging that you have renounced Islam, and will also remove your name from their database.
This article will further cover:
- How to change your name after renouncing Islam
- Whether there are any impacts on marriage after renouncing Islam
- How your assets will be distributed after you have passed away
- Whether you will have a claim to your inheritance if you renounce Islam
- Whether you still have to pay the Mosque Building and Mendaki Fund (MBMF) if you renounce Islam