|جابتن كماجوان اسلام مليسيا|
|Formed||1 January 1997|
|Headquarters||Blok A dan B, Kompleks Islam Putrajaya, No 23, Jalan Tunku Abdul Rahman, Presint 3, 62100 Putrajaya|
|Annual budget||MYR 1,400,000,000 (2021)|
|Parent agency||Prime Minister's Department|
Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (Malay: Jabatan Kemajuan Islam Malaysia , Jawi alphabet: جابتن كماجوان اسلام مليسيا; ) or popularly known as JAKIM, is a federal government agency in Malaysia that administers Islamic affairs in Malaysia.
In 1969, the Conference of the Conference of Rulers of Malaysia decided that there was a need for a body to mobilize the development and progress of Muslims in Malaysia, in line with the status of Malaysia as a growing Islamic country and gaining international attention.
Realizing this fact, a secretariat to the National Council of Islamic Religious Affairs Malaysia (MKI) was established, to preserve the purity of Islamic beliefs and teachings. The secretariat was later developed as the Religious Division, the Prime Minister's Department which was then re-promoted to the Islamic Affairs Division (Malay: Bahagian Hal Ehwal Islam) (BAHEIS).
On 1 January 1997, in line with the growing development and progress of Islam in the country, the Department of Islamic Development Malaysia (JAKIM) was established by the Malaysian government as taking over power and role of BAHEIS.
The Department of Islamic Development Malaysia, the Prime Minister's Department plays a central role in the planning of Islamic Affairs management and development of the Ummah with the following functions:
There are three main sectors namely Policy Sector, Operations Sector and Management Sector.
For the Policy Sector,there were divided into six Divisions namely:
Meanwhile, in the Human Development Sector were divided into five divisions: -
While in the Management Sector were divided into four divisions: -
The following organizations are placed directly under the Director General of Jakim:
The three main mosques are placed under the JAKIM Preaching Division:
|Name||Years in office|
|Abdul Hamid Zainal Abidin||1995 - 2001|
|Mohamad Shahir Abdullah||2001 - 2003|
|Mustafa Abdul Rahman||2004 - 2006|
|Wan Mohamad Sheikh Abdul Aziz||2006 - 2012|
|Othman Mustapha||2012 - 2018|
|Mohamad Nordin Ibrahim||2018 - 2019|
|Abdul Aziz Jusoh||2021 - 2022|
|Hakimah Mohd Yusoff||2022 - Incumbent|
On 24 December 2020, Jakim Deputy Director General Datuk Abdul Aziz Jusoh said halal-certified shops can't display any products with greetings with festivals for other religions (example: a cake decorated with "Merry Christmas" greeting).
This controversy incident was triggered by a Malaysian customer surprised when he received a cake with "Happy Holidays" when he ordered the cakes and requested to decorated with "Merry Christmas" greeting.
The Minister in the Prime Minister's Department in charge of Religious Affairs in the Perikatan Nasional administration, Datuk Zulkifli Mohamad later clarifies: “Any festive wishes is allowed on a product if it is produced not to be displayed on the premise that has been certified halal or on a product with the halal logo. There are no specific prohibitions for other religious celebrations other than Islam in the Manual Procedure for Halal Certification (Domestic) 2020. To put it simply if shop B with a Jakim halal certificate bakes a cake with a religious celebration wish for display then it is not allowed, but if shop B had prepared the cake that was ordered by A that has a religious celebration wish it is permitted.”
The formation of JAKIM faced criticism from many groups claiming the established was outlawed by constitution of Malaysia. G25, a group of representing of former civil servant said the established of JAKIM was not aligned with constitution as power of the Conference of Rulers does not include the formation of JAKIM cited of Article 38 of the constitution. However, former Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad defended the formation of JAKIM by citing it was aimed at bringing the government in line with Islamic teachings. His statement was supported by Mujahid Yusof Rawa, former Minister in the Prime Minister's Department (Religious Affairs) quoted it was set up to cater to the current needs, including when it comes to managing the budget for the administration of Islamic matters.