Islamic Law in the News Roundup

  • Egypt‘s President Sisi named two new members to the Al-Azhar Council for Senior Scholars, the government institution that is regarded as having final authority to determine whether legislation is compliant with Islamic law.
  • The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai (IACAD) reported that it received 4,000 fatwā and 2,000 shahāda (declaration of belief in Islam) requests during the first half of 2021.
  • The “ḥalāl economy,” referring to the market of goods and services that are permissible under Islamic law, exceeded 2 trillion US dollars in value, according to the Global Islamic Economy Report 2020/2021.

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