Islamic Law in the News Roundup

  • This Ramadan, because the duration of the fast varies from city to city based on dawn-to-dust time,  the Russian city of Murmansk has the longest fasting time – a total of 18 hours.
  • Standard Bank announced that it launched its first shar’īa discretionary trust offering.
  • Legal experts from the UAE recently stated that a person cannot write a will exclusive for his or her sons and daughters, as there are other heirs (for example, one’s parents and spouse) whose consent is required for such an arrangement.
  • The Turkish Court of Appeals refused to recognize a divorce that took place in Saudi Arabia, holding that the institution of unilateral divorce is contrary to Turkish public order.

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