Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS The Supreme Court of Pakistan recently held that a woman's right to be "maintained," that is, to be provided by her husband with resources adequate for her to maintain her standards of living, is absolute under Islamic law, as long as the wife remains "faithful and discharges hew own matrimonial … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

Islamic Law in the News Roundup

ISLAMIC LAW IN THE NEWS In response to the Supreme Court's overruling of Roe v. Wade, some Muslim American lawyers have argued that restrictive abortion laws infringe on Muslims' religious liberty, as many of the restrictive abortion laws in several states contravene Islam's understanding of abortion and its permissibility in certain contexts.  Relatedly, some Muslims … Continue reading Islamic Law in the News Roundup

A Question About Blasphemy: Amendments 298-B and 298-C in Pakistan’s Penal Code

By Sheza Alqera Atiq Pakistan: Penal Code [Pakistan], S.295-C, S. 298-B, S. 298-C, Chapter XV, Act No. XLV, 6 Octber 1860, available at: http://www.refworld.org/docid/485231942.html [accessed 12 November 2018] Summary: The legislation under analysis includes sections 295-C, 298-B, and 298-C in Pakistan’s Penal Code (PPC). President Zia-ul-Haq passed sections 298-B and 298-C on 26 April 1984 through … Continue reading A Question About Blasphemy: Amendments 298-B and 298-C in Pakistan’s Penal Code