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Eye on UK Gov’t Report on Shari`ah Courts & Divorce

LONDON – After 18 months of extensive review, a report released in February by British Home Office called for regulation of Shari`ah councils with a code of conduct, though refusing to recognize Shari`ah marriages under the law. Outlined by Mona Siddiqui OBE, Chair, the objectives of the report, reviewing the application of Shari`ah law in …

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Real Talk: What Does Islam Say About Rape and Slavery?

Short Answer: Rape is an abhorrent hate crime which Islam does not stand for, and rapists are heavily punished, even up to and including death. Slavery was a common practice when the Quran was revealed, but Islam gradually did away with it.  Asalamu Alaikum Adam Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Islam stands against …

Should Laws Like Cutting Thieves' Hands Apply Today?

Asalamu Alaikum, Thank you for contacting About Islam with your question. Dr. Shabir Ally addresses this question in the video below: Transcript: Aisha Khaja: Dr. Shabir, the question that we have today is someone’s asking– are hadd punishments, like cutting the hands of thieves, still applicable today. Dr. Shabir Ally: My answer will be controversial because many people …

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