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The Shariah Controversy I Religion & Ethics NewsWeekly I PBS

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

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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.

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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.

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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

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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