ALIGARH, India (RNS) — Last year, the right-wing Hindu Mahasabha Party demanded the closure of all Muslim Sharia courts in India. When their petition was denied, the party set up its own unsanctioned courts across Uttar Pradesh, based on Hindu principles of justice.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) – A ruling in favor of repeal would have been a trailblazing step for an Africa court, but the three-judge bench said there was not sufficient evidence of discrimination.
(The Conversation_ — Islamic jurists have condemned sodomy, but they have also celebrated homoeroticism, that is, erotic love between members of the same sex.
CAIRO (RNS) — Egypt’s skyrocketing divorce rate has spurred a debate between religious leaders and government officials about how best to keep families together.
(AP) — Greece violated a prohibition on discrimination by applying Islamic religious law to an inheritance dispute among members of the country’s Muslim minority, the European Court of Human Rights ruled Wednesday.
(RNS) — The documentary traces the Middle East's trailblazing Judge Kholoud Al-Faqih’s efforts to lead a quiet social revolution.
(RNS) — There are many women (and men) in our own country who need 'saving' as much as the most oppressed of Muslim women.
RICHARDSON, Texas (RNS) In many places the protests, organized by an anti-Muslim group, were met by counterdemonstrations, and in some cases there were scuffles between two sides.
(RNS) Muslims may want Shariah in their lives, but they also know that there is an important separation between state authority and religious authority.
(RNS) President Trump has called for a report on the number of ‘honor killings’ by foreign nationals in the U.S. Meanwhile, a Muslim member of the U.K.'s Parliament has introduced a bill to prohibit use of the term in official publications.
(RNS) A new law aims to protect women in Pakistan, but religious hard-liners say it will lead to divorce.
BANDA ACEH, Indonesia (RNS) The reality is that the imposition of Shariah law in this corner of the world's most populous Muslim nation was a cynical political ploy -- and it worked.
NAIROBI, Kenya (RNS) Boko Haram, which church leaders and analysts view as an African variation of the Islamic State, is taking over churches in northeastern Nigeria, beheading men and forcing Christian women to convert to Islam.
AMMAN, Jordan (RNS) By coming to Jordan, Pope Francis will shine a light on this Islamic state with a protected Christian minority and perhaps encourage other Muslim countries to follow Jordan’s model.
(RNS) Although Florida’s foreign law ban bucks the trend of overexpansive bans in other states, the motivation to pass such a law is rooted in the same xenophobic sentiment.