Islamic Law in the News Roundup

  • Iran‘s Guardian Council, a council that ensures laws are in line with the Iranian constitution and Islamic law, has drawn attention to the flaws in various provisions of a new vacancy tax bill drafted by parliamentarians.
  • Grand Mufti Swaky Allam of Egypt has ruled on the status of dogs in Islam, declaring that contact with dogs does not restrict the ability to pray as dogs are “pure” animals.
  • In India, the Adwaita Nagar Social Reforms Committee have issuedfatwa, or Islamic ruling, against a series of activities including playing carom, listening to music using cellphones and computers, watching television, and purchasing lottery, prescribing monetary penalties and punishments for anyone who violates the order.

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