Islamic Law in the News Roundup

  • The Program in Islamic Law and the Library of Congress have announced a historic collaborative project whereby the official gazettes of Muslim countries will be identified and analyzed from a copyright perspective.  Editor-in-Chief Professor Intisar Rabb commented that “these sources — combined with careful research and data science tools — will make for unparalleled research advances for scholars of Islamic law and other fields, worldwide.”
  • Saudi Arabia has issued directives not to engage in da’wah (proselytizing of Islam) without permission.
  • Ghana‘s National Chief Imam, Sheikh Osmanu Nuhu Sharabutu, has not violated any Islamic law in making a donation to a Christian cathedral, according to Sheikh Aremeyaw, the spokesperson of the National Chief Imam, reasoning that the donation amounted to a demonstration of mutual respect and solidarity between the two faiths.
  • Amid increasing fuel shortages, and in an attempt to draw attention to the problem, a Lebanese cleric held the Friday prayers at a gas station.

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