Islamic Law in the News Roundup


  • Damilola S. Olawuyi, Associate Professor at the College of Law  at Hamad Bin Khalifa University,  explores Islamic alternative dispute resolution methods: can they provide an alternative legal framework for resolving non-commercial disputes such as those that arise in family disputes, property, and inheritance?
  • Friday, a Court  in Abuja, Nigeria dissolved a 32-year-old marriage on grounds of the husband’s drunkenness. The marriage had been contracted according to the requirements of Islamic law, and the judge ordered the wife to observe the ‘idda divorce waiting period upon granting the judicial divorce.
  • In Malaysia, the translation of a will becomes the subject of scrutiny by the lawyers of the Penang Islamic Religious Council (MAINPP) today in defending the wakaf, Muslim endowment, land trial. The suit against MAINPP was mounted by the great-grandchildren of Shaik Eusoff Shaik Latiff, who claim the land had been turned into wakaf land illegally. At the Shariah High Court today, MAINPP’s lawyer questioned the translation of the will and deed poll used in a report prepared by a group of Islamic law academics supporting the family’s claim.


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