ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Women in Saudi Arabia's Dammam region are reported to have been allowed to assume administrative duties in all personal status courts, with expectations that the same policy will be implemented in other regions of the country. A credit union in Vermont announced that it would begin developing a lending program … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS The East Java branch of Indonesia's largest Islamic organizations, Nahdlatul Ulama, recently announced its fatwā that forbid the use of cryptocurrency as ḥarām under Islamic law. A wedding in Afghanistan's Nangarhar province turned deadly as the Taliban reportedly shot three attendees over an argument on whether playing music was forbidden … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
Allan Goodson, a mechanic in southern Utah, alleged that he was harassed by his employer and fired from his job because he converted to Islam. News outlets in the Arab world, particularly in Egypt, the UAE, and Saudi Arabia, have portrayed the recent dismissal of the prime minister and closure of parliament by the Tunisian … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup
Editor-in-Chief Intisar Rabb comments on guest writer Erica Howard's discussion of the ECJ's forthcoming decision. Guest writer Erica Howard discusses the decision facing the European Court of Justice on two cases concerning headscarves worn by Muslim women at work in Belgium and France, respectively, in accord with their beliefs and practice of Islamic law. Two advocates general heard the … Continue reading CASE WATCH: The ECJ Reviews Opposite Decisions of Employment Discrimination over Wearing Headscarves: What’s at Stake?
By Meagan Froemming “Up to 600 deaths per year in furtherance of Qatar’s World Cup 2022 dream,” says the International Trade Union Confederation in its recent damning report entitled, The Case Against Qatar. Up to 600 deaths per year to ensure one of the world’s most popular and lucrative sporting events can go on. Qatar’s … Continue reading Qatari Labor Practices and the Not-So-Beautiful Game