A public prosecutor in Saudi Arabiaorders a review of death penalties issued against three individuals for their alleged protest-participation and violence against security forces in 2011 and 2012.
Grand Imam of Al-Azhar, Sheikh Ahmed Al-Tayyeb, praisesEgypt‘s House of Representatives for withdrawing from the draft law which would create a parallel entity to the bodies under Al-Azhar’s control.
Authorities in Kashgar prefecture in northwest China‘s Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region (XUAR), restricts Muslims from observing Islamic wedding rites as outlined by Islamic law.
The Indian Forum for Education in Saudi Arabiaorganizes an international webinar titled “Contemporary Challenges and Importance of Islamic Legal Education.”
Turkey‘s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan issues an order to convert Istanbul’s Kariya museum into a mosque. Prior to its 20th century conversion into a museum, the site was a church up until the 16th century in which it was converted into a mosque. This follows President Erdogan’s recent decision to restore the Hagia Sophia’s status as a mosque and transferring its maintenance to the country’s Presidency of Religious Affairs.
Justice Minister Nasredeen Abdulbari of Sudanannounces the end of bans on alcohol and apostasy as well as the prohibition of corporal punishment.
Saudi Arabia considers ending the use of capital punishment for drug-related offenses.