Tag Archives: Islamic Law

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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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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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

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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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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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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