The Shariah Controversy I Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly I PBS

Why this controversy over Shariah? Wait…Shariah?!? What’s that?
Co-founder of and well-known attorney Abed Awad breaks it down for you. Watch here.


The True Story of Sharia in American Courts

“The True Story of Sharia in American Courts” – By Abed Awad
Published in The Nation magazine on June 13, 2012
To read this article, click here.

Abed Awad Debates Han von Spakovsky About Oklahoma Anti-Sharia Legislation

Co-founder of Sharia In America Blog and Rutgers Law School Adjunct Professor Abed Awad, debates Hans von Spakovsky, a senior legal fellow at the Heritage Foundation, about the anti-Sharia legislation in Oklahoma.

~To watch Part I, click here.
~To watch Part II, click here.


Chipping Away at Divorce Quagmire for Muslim & Jewish Women

Published in New Jersey Law Journal Monday February 13, 2012 By Abed Awad & Noura Jebara The ideal solution to protect New Jersey women whose husbands refuse to grant them a religious divorce is to adopt a New York-style law. … Continue reading

Negative Connotations Surrounding Sharia Must Be Dispelled

JURIST Guest Columnist Abed Awad, a Partner at Awad & Khoury, LLP says that while US courts routinely encounter cases where implementing certain principles of Sharia is required, the hysteria surrounding the “intrusive” role of Sharia in US courts is extremely misguided…To read the article, click here.


Shari’a Law & American Courts: An Interview with Abed Awad, Esq.

By Dr. Ihsan Al-Khatib, Esq. The post 9/11 environment has created a number of challenges for Arab and Muslim Americans. In an environment rife with hate and demonization, the issue of Shariah law arose. Right wing and Zionist individuals and … Continue reading


Mussa v. Palmer-Mussa: N.C. Appellate Court Refuses to Recognize an American, Islamic Divorce

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Last week, the North Carolina Court of Appeals, in a 2-1 ruling, handed down a decision refusing to recognize an Islamic, religious divorce conducted in Maryland. The Court emphasized that the parties’ Muslim marriage, without a Maryland Marriage License, was … Continue reading