Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS A proposed law in Israel aims to discourage polygamy, which is already unrecognized and illegal save for exceptional circumstances, which members of the Bedouin community … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

The Halal Guys filed suit against the Halal Girls, accusing the competing ḥalāl restaurant of trademark infringement. Four alleged white supremacists who are accused of anti-Muslim violence, among other charges, … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Sudan’s bishops celebrated Sudanese Prime Minister Abdalla Hamdok’s declaration officially forbidding the state from establishing a religion, which had been Islam prior to the declaration. While some Muslims in Malaysia … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal: June 14th

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This week’s issue of the Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal includes: "The Limits of Liberal Inclusivity: How Defining Islamophobia Normalises Anti-Muslim Racism" by Rebecca Ruth Gould … Continue reading Islamic Law & Law of the Muslim World eJournal: June 14th

Supreme Court’s Trump v. Hawaii

By Gamal Gasim, PhD (Grand Valley State University) After only one week in the White House oval office, President Trump signed Executive Order 13769 (EO-1) ordering a temporary ban on … Continue reading Supreme Court’s Trump v. Hawaii

Islamic Law in U.S. Courts: Awad v. Ziriax (10th Cir. 2012): Anti-Sharīʿa Amendment to State Constitution

Petitioner Muneer Awad sued defendant members of the Oklahoma Election Board seeking to prevent certification of election results of a proposed state constitutional amendment that would have prevented Oklahoma state … Continue reading Islamic Law in U.S. Courts: Awad v. Ziriax (10th Cir. 2012): Anti-Sharīʿa Amendment to State Constitution

Asifa Quraishi-Landes on the “American Laws for American Courts” bill

Excerpted from The Journal Sentinel. Read the entire article. State Rep. Thomas Weatherston (R-Caledonia) is spearheading an effort to pass a so-called "American Laws for American Courts" bill, which would bar Wisconsin judges from … Continue reading Asifa Quraishi-Landes on the “American Laws for American Courts” bill

“How anti-Shariah marches mistake Muslim concepts of state and religious law”: Asifa Quraishi-Landes in the Religion News Service

In the wake of anti-sharīʿa marches across the United States,  Senior Scholar Asifa Quraishi-Landes clarifies in the Religion News Service the history of state and religious law in Islamic legal … Continue reading “How anti-Shariah marches mistake Muslim concepts of state and religious law”: Asifa Quraishi-Landes in the Religion News Service

What Does It Mean for U.S. Court Decisions to be “Based On” Islamic Law?

SHARIAsource editor Will Smiley questions the strength of the arguments behind proposed "anti-sharīʿa" legislation in Montana, including claims of Islamic law undermining American law. Americans continue to debate, as they have since … Continue reading What Does It Mean for U.S. Court Decisions to be “Based On” Islamic Law?

Excerpt :: On Muslims’ agenda: Fight anti-Sharia proposals in US states

SHARIAsource editor Will Smiley shares in the Washington Post his expertise on the motives of new anti-sharia legislation in some states. Citation: Marcelo, Philip. "On Muslims’ agenda: Fight anti-Sharia proposals in … Continue reading Excerpt :: On Muslims’ agenda: Fight anti-Sharia proposals in US states