Islamic Law in the News Roundup

  • At a press conference following the Taliban‘s capture of Kabul (Afghanistan), senior commander Waheedullah Hashimi commented that the country would be governed by sharī’a.
  • The King Abdul Aziz Endowment of Ain Al-Aziziah installed four new drinking and wuḍūʾ (ablution necessary for prayer) stations in Jeddah (Saudi Arabia).
  • Haruna Ibn-Sina, the head of the sharī’a police in Kano state (Nigeria), stated that they would ban mannequin heads because “Islam frowns on idolatry.”
  • As part of a national initiative by Canadian Muslims called “Islam in Motion,” Canadian Muslims travelers answered – and continue to answer – questions about Islam and Islamic law in an effort to combat Islamophobia.

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