Islamic Law in the News Roundup

  • International outcry continued against French President Macron’s statement describing Islam as a “religion in crisis” and announcement that his government would soon advance a bill that would allow for greater government regulation of mosques and their clerics.
  • Pakistan’s Council of Islamic Ideology approved the construction of a Hindu temple whose construction was previously halted by the government.
  • In a recent statement, President Ghani of Afghanistan said that peace negotiations between the United States and the Taliban, currently ongoing in Doha (Qatar), should be based on the principles of Islamic law.
  • The Central Bank of the United Arab Emirates signed a memorandum of understanding with the Dubai Islamic Economy Development Center, in an effort to expand the country’s Islamic banking sector capabilities.

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