Islamic Law in the News Roundup

  • Ahmadullah, a prominent Muslim cleric from Bangladesh, issued a fatwā stating that using the laughing emoji to mock people is forbidden under Islamic law.
  • Muslim women in Kenya have lobbied the government to ensure that a woman is appointed to the top Kadhi court adjudicating Islamic law matters.
  • A new Pew Research study found that about 75% of all Muslims in India prefer Islamic dispute settlement mechanisms for inheritance and divorce-related matters.
  • The Catholic Bishops Conference of Nigeria recently called on the government to expunge all references to sharī’a in the national constitution.

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