Cases and Fatwās Roundup

“By an 8-1 majority, the Federal Court [of Malaysia] ruled . . . that the Kelantan state government did not have the power to enact the laws, on offences from sodomy to sexual harassment, possession of false information, intoxication and scale measurements, because they were already covered in civil law and were the responsibility of… CONTINUE READING

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“The Islamic Religious Council of Singapore has issued a fatwa declaring that cultivated meat is generally halal, and Muslims can eat these products as long as they adhere to halal standards.” “A court in Pakistan has now jailed former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife Bushra Bibi for seven years, ruling their 2018 marriage… CONTINUE READING

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“A group of clerics in Pakistan’s northwestern Upper Kohistan district . . .  declared in a decree that women’s campaigning for votes ahead of the upcoming national elections was ‘against the Islamic law.'” Bangladesh continues to witness controversy and protests over the issue of transgenderism, and “last year, clerics at the Hathazari Madrasa, one of… CONTINUE READING

Cases and Fatwās Roundup

A purported fatwā barring Muslims from voting for minority candidates in Pakistan‘s upcoming general elections in February went viral on social media.

Cases and Fatwās Roundup

“A Pakistani court on Tuesday indicted imprisoned former Prime Minister Imran Khan and his wife on a charge that their 2018 marriage violated the Islamic law requirement that a woman wait three months before remarriage, his lawyer said.” “A housewife, Sa’adatu Ayuba, has asked a Dei-Dei Grade I Area Court [in Nigeria] for divorce after a… CONTINUE READING

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“Muslims may work in conventional banks in times of emergency or when there is a lack of alternative employment, sa[id] Penang [Malaysia] mufti Wan Salim Nor.“

Cases and Fatwās Roundup

“In a significant move reflecting a deep-seated societal clash between technology and traditional values, a fatwa has been issued by the influential Darul Uloom Deoband in Pakistan, declaring the use of the popular social media platform TikTok as ‘illegal and haram’ for Muslims. The decree attributes this ruling to the promotion of vulgarity and immoral… CONTINUE READING

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“The High Court [of Malaysia stated that it] will hear a Muslim convert’s application to quash a shariah appeals court order which struck out his appeal [to renounce Islam] for failure to comply with the rules of service.” “The contentious issue of crab consumption in Islamic law, due to the creature’s existence in both terrestrial… CONTINUE READING

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“Jamia Binoria Town, a prominent religious school in Karachi, Pakistan has issued a religious decree (Fatwa) declaring the use of TikTok as illegal and haram.” “The Russian Council of Ulema has adopted a decree allowing Muslims to circulate and invest in cryptocurrency under certain circumstances, Mufti of Moscow Ildar Alyautdinov said on Friday.” For more… CONTINUE READING

Cases and Fatwās Roundup

“The General Secretariat for Fatwa Authorities Worldwide […] welcomed the Danish Parliament’s decision to prohibit insulting the Holy Quran, by tearing, desecrating, or in any other way that would strip the sanctity of the Quran and all other holy books.” “Lebanon‘s Dar El-Fatwa mourned […] the passing of the Emir of the sisterly State of Kuwait,… CONTINUE READING