ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Mehmet Oz, a television personality and retired surgeon of Turkish descent, who is running in Pennsylvania for the United States Senate, when asked about his personal faith and views on Islam, commented: “We don’t want Sharia law in America. I’m a secular Muslim.” Grand Imam Ahmad el-Tayeb, a Sunnī and former … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS A new book titled Female Religious Authority in Shi’i Islam, which brings together contributions that "reflect on the roles that women have played in exercising religious authority across time and space" in Shī'ī Islam, has recently been published. The UAE issued its first civil law marriage certificate to a non-Muslim … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
Bahrain announced that, as of February 11, it would suspend all prayers in mosques for a period of two weeks.
Bahrain's state news agency reported that the government granted emergency approval for the use of a vaccine on frontline workers. The vaccine is reportedly developed through the collaboration between a Chinese biotech company and an Abu Dhabi-based technology company.
The Saudi Ministry of Interior announced that there is no list of specifically prohibited names, but that there are certain criteria “that must be taken into account when choosing the names of children,” providing as examples of prohibited names those that violate Islamic law such as Abd al-Rasool and Abd al-Lat. Bitcoin Association Ambassador for … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
We've compiled a list of news sources that show how countries and communities are using Islamic law to respond to COVID-19 (coronavirus).
Saudi Arabia's Ministry of Hajj and Umrah announces that the Kingdom will impose strict limits on this year’s Hajj in order to protect the health and safety of pilgrims. Several top jurists and organizations globally back the Saudi decision to hold ‘limited’ Hajj this year due to COVID-19. The Research Group on Family and Succession … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup