Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS The United Nations has planned a meeting on the situation in Afghanistan, including the Taliban's interpretation and application of Islamic law, at a meeting in Doha where the Taliban forces will not be represented. "The UN Security Council (UNSC) has unanimously condemned a ban by the Taliban on Afghan women … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Kenya sanctioned a man who disguised himself in a burqa to compete in a national chess competition for women. The cleric who performed former Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan's marriage declared the marriage to be against Islamic law, alleging that Khan's wife did not wait out the 130-day period (iddat) … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Some observers have estimated that up to 80% of Islamic marriages in Ghana remain unregistered because "there are no forms available for Muslims to register their marriages under the Mohammedan or Islamic law." "The European Union representatives in a United Nations Commission on the Status of Women’s session said that … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Redha Rajab, his son Mohamed Rajab, and researcher Jalal al-Qassab, members of the progressive Al-Tajdeed Society in Bahrain, are "accused of violating articles 309 and 310 of the Bahraini penal code, says Bahrain’s cybercrime prosecutor. In the code, expressions that mock Bahrain’s 'recognized religious texts' are illegal." " [T]wo prominent … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS " [T]he Foreign Ministers of Australia, Bahrain, Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Qatar, the Republic of Korea, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Türkiye, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom, and the United States and … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "A local court in Ahmedabad, Gujarat [in India], dismissed a lawsuit filed by three Hindu girls seeking their deceased mother’s retirement benefits[,]" ruling that Hindu daughters are not eligible for inheritance if their mother converted to Islam. "The Supreme Court [of India] was advised in an affidavit by the All … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Taliban spokesperson Zabiullah Mujahid said in a statement that overturning restrictions against women is not a priority for the group." The United Nations said that Taliban is divided on the issue. "Nine men were lashed in public in southern Afghanistan on Tuesday [January 17, 2023] as punishment for different crimes … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Women in Afghanistan carried out a protest against the Taliban-led regime after they banned women from working for Non-Government Organisations (NGOs)." "Even before the Taliban barred Afghan women from working at non-governmental groups, their forces visited the office of one local organization in the capital Kabul several times to check … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "The UN experts demanded an immediate cessation of public floggings and execution while reminding the Afghan government of the country’s standing as a state party to both the Convention against Torture and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights." "The Afghan government on Tuesday barred women from attending private … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Malaysia's new prime minister, Anwar Ibrahim, will be contending in parliament with a strengthened Islamist party that espouses a stricter interpretation of [...] Islamic law, a challenge to Anwar's vision of an inclusive society." "Three women and 11 men were flogged [recently] on the orders of an Afghan court after they … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup