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Co-Founder of Sharia Index, Abed Awad, Discusses Sharia Law on ART America

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Arabic Radio & Television (ART) Network, one of the largest Arabic satellite channels in the world, will air their coverage of the NYC Bar Association’s “Shariah Law & Islamic Finance” Panel held on November 29, 2011. WHERE ART America TV … Continue reading

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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

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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

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Case of the Week: In Re Farraj

As part of our mission to educate our blog followers about shari’a and its role in American courts, we plan to blog about cases that appear in our digest. The first case we will blog about is a fascinating conflict … Continue reading

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You Don’t Know Shariah: Understanding Shariah Law

Libya’s recent declaration that it plans to adopt a legal system based on Shariah law has left many people wondering what that really means. On October 26, 2011, Islamic Law Expert & Attorney Abed Awad appears on CNN and explains … Continue reading

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Libya’s Legal System & Shari’a Law

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Libya’s interim government recently announced that the country’s legal system will now be based on Islamic law.  On October 24, 2011, CBC News interviewed Islamic law expert, Abed Awad, to explain what Shari’a law is and the impact it’ll have … Continue reading

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Welcome – Ahlan wa sahlan – Bienvenue

If you haven’t already done so, take a look at our mission statement, the newest addition! We are currently in the process of digesting and adding at least 30 more U.S. court cases addressing Islamic law in matrimonial actions. Please … Continue reading