Tag: Islamic law

Bomb blast near Afghan border kills 9

Reuters | A bomb rigged to a motorcycle exploded in a militant-plagued part of northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, killing nine people, officials said...

Saudi women now allowed to issue Fatwas

News Analysis | In a historic decision passed by the Shura Council, Saudi cleric women are now authorized to issue Fatwas alongside their male counterparts. This extension...

Indian Muslim Women suffering because of abuse of Islamic Law

Rina Chandran | Lucknow, India - Shabana was 18 years old when she was married to a man 15 years her senior, in the northern...

What would a US imposed constitution on Syria look like?

Sophie Mangal | On March 8, 2004, the Iraqi Governing Council (IGC) adopted a temporary constitution drafted with the direct assistance of the U.S. Considering the explicit...

Does ‘shariah law’ fit in or clash with Western legal system?

Christopher van der Krogt | Islam, like Judaism, is a religion of law. The usual Arabic word for Islamic law is sharia (pronounced shar-ee-ah), originally...

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