Tag Archives: Shari’a

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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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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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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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