The muftī of Pahang (Malaysia) stated that he hopes the Covid-19 vaccines currently being worked on are ḥalāl, that is, permissible under Islamic law. The Wall Street Journal reported that the coronavirus and the related drop in oil prices have forced Gulf countries to adopt more Western norms in an attempt to attract foreign talent and … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup
Vice President Maruf Amin of Indonesia confirmed President Joko Widodo’s view that COVID-19 vaccines should receive a ḥalāl certification to render their use permissible under Islamic law. Harvard University's Center for African Studies will host an online lecture on November 12, 2020, titled "Legal Regulation of Faith: The Limits of Religious Freedom and the Challenge … Continue reading COVID-19 and Islamic Law Roundup
Datuk Dr. Mohd Daud Bakar, current chairman of the Malaysian Central Bank’s Shariah Advisory Council, declared that it is permissible for Muslims to trade and invest in cryptocurrencies.
By Terrence George This post is part of the Digital Islamic Law Lab (DILL) series, in which a Harvard student analyzes a primary source of Islamic law, previously workshopped in the DIL Lab. Summary In 1988, the Supreme Court of Malaysia heard the case of Che Omar bin Che Soh v. Public Prosecutor.1 The case arose as … Continue reading Capital Punishment Case Establishes that Sharia Cannot Invalidate Secular Laws in Malaysia
A roundup of Islamic law in the news
Damilola S. Olawuyi, Associate Professor at the College of Law at Hamad Bin Khalifa University, explores Islamic alternative dispute resolution methods: can they provide an alternative legal framework for resolving non-commercial disputes such as those that arise in family disputes, property, and inheritance? Friday, a Court in Abuja, Nigeria dissolved a 32-year-old marriage on … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup