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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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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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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

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In our global village, marriages, finance and commercial transactions are crossing borders. U.S. courts, therefore, must regularly interpret and apply foreign law — including Islamic law — to everything from the recognition of foreign divorces and custody decrees to the … Continue reading