Shari’a Law & American Courts: An Interview with Abed Awad, Esq.
The Forum and Link, January 23, 2012

“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 organizations made Shariah law an issue in American politics and in this year’s presidential elections. The loudest voices in the media have been those of the ignorant and the bigoted. To shed light on this matter, the Forum and Link sought out an authority, if not the authority, on Islamic issues in American courts, attorney Abed Awad, an adjunct law professor at Rutgers law school in New Jersey and founder of the renowned blog which digests American cases involving Islamic law.” To read more, click here.

Libyan Leader Declares Sharia Law
CNN, October 26, 2011

Islamic Law Expert & Attorney Abed Awad explains what Shari’a law is to CNN Reporter Randi Kaye and how the West has the wrong idea about what it means for Libya’s legal system.

Shari’a Law and Libya
CBC News, October 24, 2011

CBC News interviews Islamic law expert Abed Awad to explain what Shari’a law is and the impact it’ll have on Libya.

Islamic Law and American Courts
The New York Times, July 30, 2011

The New York Times interviews Abed Awad, a New Jersey/New York attorney, adjunct law professor, and Islamic law expert, about the role of Islamic law in American courts.

The Impact of Islamic Law on Development in the Gulf States
Karamah, Washington, D.C., November 18, 2009

Part I

Part II

An Islamic law expert explores vital questions linked to the impact of Islamic family law on social development from a comparative legal perspective. Mr. Abed Awad, Esq., Adjunct Professor of Islamic and International Law at Rutgers University Law School, discusses Islamic law as it relates to marriage.


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