Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Indian Union Women’s League (IUWL) has requested the Indian Parliament to not amend Muslim personal law in a way that would contravene Islamic law. "The Punjab and Haryana High Court recently reaffirmed that a Muslim girl who reaches the age of 15 can marry whoever she wants, and such a marriage … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Egypt's fatwā authority, Dar Al-Ifta, issued a new edition of Insight magazine that it publishes in English, which discusses women's rights in Islam. In "What is and isnt' Shariah?," Ekrem Bugra Ekinci (Daily Sabah) states that sharī'a is ultimately an effort by scholars to identify and interpret divine rules, which allows for greater flexibility. UN … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

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Egypt's Dar al-Ifta recently issued a fatwā, announcing that the use of zakāh (almsgiving) funds to buy the coronavirus vaccine was permissible under Islamic law, as it served the higher objective of "preservation of the self." Hashem Ahmad Alshilleh, who helped to bury a generation of Muslims in Southern California in accordance with Islamic law, … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup

Dār al-Iftā’ Fatwā: Working in Banks

By Aaron Spevack Source: http://www.dar-alifta.org/Foreign/ViewFatwa.aspx?ID=5912&text=working%20in%20banks This fatwā listed on Dār al-Iftā'’s website - the official fatwa institution of Egypt and connected with scholars of al-Azhar - deals with the question of whether working in banks is permissible on account of their dealing in what appear to be interest-based transactions. In the Arabic text used for … Continue reading Dār al-Iftā’ Fatwā: Working in Banks