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.
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
Countries and communities around the world are working to contain COVID-19 and mitigate its effects. The following digest represents a variety of sources in which law, particularly Islamic law, was invoked in the decision making process. Bahrain's Ayatollah Sheikh Isa Qassim calls for the suspension of religious and social activities throughout the country. Iran cancels … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup