Islamic Law in the News Roundup

  • As Somalia continues to debate over what to include in its new constitution and when to hold a referendum on it, women’s rights have emerged as a divisive point of discussion among the country’s politicians.
  • A former member of the Central Bank of Nigeria has urged the institution to establish a special tribunal to resolve Islamic finance-related disputes.
  • The Newark Police Department (USA) changed its internal rules to allow women police officers to wear hijābs while on duty.
  • Tkiyet Um Ali, a charity organization launched by the Jordanian royal family in 2003, continues to deliver essential supplies and food to the indigent in Jordan during Ramadan.

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