Islamic Law in the News Roundup

  • Ibrahim Abdo, an Australian Muslim, reported that his relatives in Gaza were wearing “their best clothes” before going to bed so that if their house is blown up they can be buried with those clothes, as the bodies of martyrs are not washed under Islamic law.
  • The Oklahoma Muslim Women for Humanity conducted its annual Meals by Muslims program during Ramadan, which helps provide food to the homeless throughout the holy Muslim month.
  • Ramadan witnessed an increase in Muslim-led giving circles such as the Ummah Giving Circle in New York, which operates by pooling resources from donors and then deciding on how to distribute those resources.
  • The Egyptian Senate approved the Sovereign Sukuk Act that will allow the Egyptian government to issue sharī’a-compliant bonds.

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