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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

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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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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

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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