Author Archives: Abed & Noura

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


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


Zawahiri v. Alwattar: Is a Muslim Marriage Contract a prenup or a simple contract?

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Our blog post about Zawahiri v. Alwattar (No. 07AP-925) will provide our readers with extremely important practice tips on how to handle the enforcement of a Muslim Marriage Contract. As we’ll explain in detail below, the way a claimant describes … Continue reading


In Re Farraj: So you think you’re married, but are you really? Read on..

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With the fascinating and interesting issues raised by the court in In Re Farraj (72 A.D.3d 1082), we decided to provide our readers with a succinct and clear explanation about the validity of a Muslim marriage conducted abroad and in … Continue reading