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Sharia law in a nutshell

By Laiq Ahmed Atif, President, Ahmadiyya Muslim Jamaat Malta. amjmalta@gmail.com The Islamic law, also known as sharia law, is one of the most misunderstood subjects in the contemporary world, both by…

What is Shariah?

Written by Dr. Lutf ur Rehman, Nashville, TN (USA) Allah says in the Holy Quran, “We have set you on a clear path (Shariah) in the matter of religion, so…

Islamic finance: Searching for Sukuk

African governments are looking to sharia-compliant financial markets to attract investment from the Middle East. The trend is just gathering strength, and experts expect more funds to flow into infrastructure…

Indian state of Kerala announces alcohol ban

Epigraph: O ye who believe! wine and the game of hazard and idols and divining arrows are only an abomination of Satan’s handiwork. So shun each one of them that you…

Somali woman killed for not wearing veil, relatives say

Al-Shabab is fighting for an Islamic state in Somalia Continue reading the main story in BBC Somalia: Failed State ‘Mosquito militants’ Al-Shabab profile Who are al-Shabab?Watch What drives al-Shabab? Militant…

Shariat Courts Have No Legal Sanction: Indian Supreme Court

Source: NDTV The Supreme Court today ruled that Shariat courts have no legal sanction and no one is bound to accept a fatwa or diktat pronounced by them.The court decided…

Sudan death sentence woman ‘freed’

A Sudanese woman sentenced to death for abandoning her Islamic faith has been freed from jail, her lawyer has told the BBC. Meriam Ibrahim’s death penalty was overturned by an…

Even a smile is a voluntary charity

Epigraph: And We are gradually revealing of the Qur’an that which is a healing and a mercy to the believers; but it only adds to the loss of the wrongdoers.…

Examining Both Sides: Freedom of Speech and Its Limitations?

Epigraphs: And if you are in doubt as to what We have sent down to Our servant (Muhammad), then produce a Chapter like it, and call upon your helpers beside…

Ahmadi Muslims Debate Sharia Law with One Law for All (Maryam Namazie) at UCL

On Thursday the 8th of December 2011, University College London Union Atheist Secularist and Humanist Society (UCLU ASHS) hosted a debate, the motion of which was “Sharia Law Negates Human…

Whose Sharia Is It?

Huff Post: by Kecia Ali — Whose sharia is this? It is certainly not mine. I cannot believe that it is God’s. It has been a lousy month for Islamic…

11 Bizarre Church Laws That Could Send You To Jail

The Huffington Post  | By Yasmine Hafiz Some states take their religious services very seriously. Breaking these laws could send you straight from the chapel to the cooler for something as…

Sudanese ‘apostasy’ woman sentenced to death: Meriam Yahya Ibrahim gives birth in prison

A Sudanese woman who was sentenced to death for ‘apostasy’ after marrying a Christian man has given birth in prison. Meriam Yahya Ibrahim gave birth to a girl in the early…

An Open Letter to Bill Maher From a Muslim American

The problem isn’t Islam. It’s your movement to demonize Islam in the liberal left. Source: Time By Rabia Chaudry, She is an attorney and the founder and president of the Safe Nation…

CII vs Islam: Does the quran really permit child marriage?‏

By Ro Waseem One of the biggest misconceptions about Islam is that it permits child marriage, and is therefore looked down upon as medieval, oppressive and illogical by non-Muslims. Shockingly,…

Of Aisha’s age at marriage

Source: Dawn.com Written by Nilofar Ahmed It is said that Hazrat Aisha was six years old when her nikah was performed with Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) in Makkah, and nine years…

eDigest: Lessons from Tunisia for Secularism

Epigraph: There should be no compulsion in religion. Surely, right has become distinct from wrong; so whosoever refuses to be led by those who transgress, and believes in Allah, has…

Lessons from Tunisia for Secularism

Source: The Nation By Kunwar Khuldune Shahid As Pakistan mulls over rewinding the clock back a millennia-and-a-half by imposing Sharia under the Taliban gun, Tunisia is celebrating arguably the most…

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