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Malaysian-Korean Initiative for ‘Shariah-compliant’ Blockchain Technology

Malaysia Teams Up with Korea for ‘Islamic' Blockchain Technology

KUALA LUMPUR – The Malaysian government has inked a Memorandum of Understanding with the South Korean firm IncuBlock to develop blockchain technology that satisfies Shariah criteria. In an interview with Coin Geek on June 21, Dato Hassan Binhmad, the head of the advisory committee of the Malay Consultative Council (MPM) said: “We hope this cooperation …

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 …

rape slavery

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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