What is the function of Muis?

Majlis Ugama Islam Singapura (Muis), also known as the Islamic Religious Council of Singapore, is the sole custodian of Halal Certification in Singapore. Established in 1978, the Muis Halal Certification mark is widely recognised in key Halal markets such as Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia and the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries through the MABIMS and GCC-Singapore Free Trade Agreements, respectively.

Muis issues Halal Certificates based on a set of systems-focused Halal Certification requirements known as the Singapore Muis Halal Quality Management System (HalMQ). To-date, Muis offers seven Halal Certification schemes that span the food supply chain.

In Singapore, Halal Certification is voluntary. It is governed under Section 88A of the Administration of Muslim Law Act or AMLA. Muis is vested with the powers to act as the sole authority to administer Halal Certification and regulate the Halal industry in Singapore.

Furthermore, Muis is responsible for advising the President of Singapore on all Islamic issues. It has also the legal authority for certain sectors in Singapore such as:

  • Building and managing mosques in Singapore.
  • Supervising Islamic schools (Madrasah) & Islamic education.
  • Managing Islamic tithe (Zakat) and trusts (Wakaf).
  • Managing the pilgrimage (Haj).

For more information, please visit: www.muis.gov.sg.