Islamic Law in the News Roundup

  • Al Sudais, the President of the General Presidency for the Affairs of the Two Holy Mosques in Saudi Arabia, appointed two women, Dr. Fatima Al Rushood and Dr. Al Anoud Al Aboud, as his assistants, marking a first in the history of the administration of the Muslim holy sites.
  • The Council of Islamic Ideology (Pakistan) condemned the recent attack on a Hindu temple in Bhong Sharif, stating that “[d]emolishing any of their religious places of worship is a clear violation of Islamic law.”
  • All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) recently stated that it was “against Islam” for Muslims to marry outside their religion.
  • Muslims all around the world celebrated on August 9, 2021, which marked the first day of the Islamic new year (Hijrī 1443) according to the Islamic lunar calendar.  Muslims in the Shī’ī world mourn the loss of Husayn, with a 10-day series culminating in ‘Âshūrā on August 18, 2021.

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