Islamic Law in the News Roundup

  • Iran issued the first set of ID cards to children born to Iranian mothers and foreign fathers.
  • In India the first arrest was made based on the newly-enacted Interfaith Marriage Law that aims to stop the so-called “love jihād” – a term highly contested and often invoked by Hindu nationalists to accuse Muslim men of “luring” women of the Hindu faith into marriage in order to force them to convert to Islam.
  • Rizieq Shihab, known in Indonesia as an advocate calling for “harsh Islamic rule” and as the leader of an Islamic vigilante movement, returned to the country after more than three decades of self-imposed exile.
  • News sources have reported that the Afghan government and the Taliban, currently in peace talks in Doha (Qatar), have agreed to have Islamic law guide both parties in their negotiations.

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