Islamic Law in the News Roundup

  • Allan Goodson, a mechanic in southern Utah, alleged that he was harassed by his employer and fired from his job because he converted to Islam.
  • News outlets in the Arab world, particularly in Egypt, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia, have portrayed the recent dismissal of the prime minister and closure of parliament by the Tunisian president as a blow to “political Islam.”
  • Egyptian President Sissi called on religious scholars to confront electronic platforms that spread false ideas about Islam.
  • The Ahmed Baba Institute in Timbuktu (Mali) continues to digitize more than 20,000 manuscripts, including many by Islamic scholars.
  • In Chadha v. Wahedna, 2021 NY Slip Op. 50509(U) (Sup. Ct. N.Y. Cnty. 2021), the New York court dismissed plaintiff Nilsa Chadha’s (co-founder and former COO of Wahed Inc., a sharī’a-compliant financial technology and services company) claims against Wahed Inc.’s CEO and controlling shareholder that the latter had engaged in a fraudulent scheme to purchase the plaintiff’s shares at a deeply discounted price.

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