Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Indonesian Islamic parties have proposed legislation banning alcohol consumption that could see offenders jailed for up to two years[.]" "Ches Special Risk has launched Canada’s … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS A Nigerian woman has been jailed for blasphemy for 18 months over WhatsApp message that criticized a mob action against another person accused of having … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS "Speaking at a gathering held in the Academy of Science of Afghanistan, head of the Darul Iftah (a decision-making entity within the Supreme Court), Azizullah … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS The rise of Muslim vegetarians in recent years has sparked debate around the question of whether vegetarianism is permissible under Islamic law. President Emmanuel Macron … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS In response to the U.S. Supreme Court's recent decision in Dobbs v. Jackson overruling Roe v. Wade, the precedent that had recognized a constitutional right … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Karnataka High Court’s Interpretation of Islamic Sources: Ḥijāb is Not “Part of Essential Religious Practice in Islam”

By Raha Rafii In the last few decades, courts in India have been increasingly settling matters of whether details of Muslim personal law, which include matters of marriage, divorce, and … Continue reading Karnataka High Court’s Interpretation of Islamic Sources: Ḥijāb is Not “Part of Essential Religious Practice in Islam”

Karnataka High Court Order Upholds Ḥijāb Ban in Government Schools

By Raha Rafii On March 15, 2022, the Karnataka High Court[1] dismissed petitions against its Interim Order[2] upholding the Government Order[3] dated May 2, 2022 banning ḥijāb in government schools … Continue reading Karnataka High Court Order Upholds Ḥijāb Ban in Government Schools

In Interim Order, Karnataka High Court Upholds Government Order Banning Hijab

By Raha Rafii In December 2021, a dispute broke out at Government Pre-University College for Girls in the state of Karnataka, India, where six students demanded to wear the headscarf/ḥijāb … Continue reading In Interim Order, Karnataka High Court Upholds Government Order Banning Hijab

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS Some pundits have argued that the recent presidential campaign in France, and the candidates' statements about Islam "that seek[] to protect laïcité and regulate Islam … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Details of France’s proposed bill to counter what President Macron called “Islamic separatism” began to emerge: the bill seeks to criminalize disclosing data about a person’s location to those who … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup