Islamic Law in the News Roundup

  • This Wednesday, Turkey‘s Parliament passed a law that requires foreign social media sites to appoint Turkish-based representatives to address authorities’ concerns over content.
  • The Securities Commission of Malaysia’s Shariah Advisory Council welcomed two new members.
  • A Saudi court sentenced a blogger to 10 months in prison, a fine equivalent to $2,700, and deportation, over charges of violating public morality by promoting homosexuality online and “imitating women.”
  • Pakistan‘s Ministry of Religious Affairs and Interfaith Harmony is scheduled to present “The Muslim Family Law, 1961 (Amendment) Bill” to federal cabinet for approval.
  • Egypt‘s House of Representatives approved a draft law regulating the activities of Dar al-Ifta, the Al-Azhar-affiliated institution responsible for issuing religious edicts.


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