Tag Archives: Sharia Law

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
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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


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


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


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