Sudanese woman flogged for marrying without father’s consent

Wednesday, 16 May 2018

Sudanese police lashed a woman 75 times on Tuesday after a court found her guilty of marrying a man without her father’s consent, her lawyer and rights activists said. The woman, a native of the war-torn Darfur region, was flogged at a police station in Omdurman, the twin city of Khartoum, after having served a six-month prison sentence. The punishment was meted out less than a week after another Sudanese court condemned a teenager to death for killing her husband who had allegedly raped ...

Malaysian firm adds Islamic certification to cryptocurrency

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

Malaysia-based firm HelloGold has received a sharia-compliant certification for its gold-backed cryptocurrency and plans to launch its online gold platform in Thailand later this year, the company said. Its cryptocurrency product, dubbed GOLDX, was launched at the end of last year and has now received certification from Amanie Advisors, a Malaysia-based Islamic finance consultancy, said chief marketing officer Manuel Ho. Unlike other cryptocurrencies, GOLDX involves the issuance of a token ...

How the rapid pace of life calls for renewed change

Thursday, 8 February 2018

It’s said that a man once headed to Mecca to perform pilgrimage, and he violated some details so he called a sheikh he knows for a fatwa (religious edict). He demanded a strict fatwa that asserts it will redeem his violations. After insisting that the sheikh issues a suitable fatwa, the sheikh finally mockingly told him to slay 10 camels and to personally distribute their meat in the mountains around the Great Mosque at night. This story reflects the tendency to adopt extremist approaches ...

Fahad Suleiman Shoqiran

Saudi Arabia mulls nationality for children of Saudi mothers, foreign fathers

Thursday, 8 February 2018

The Shoura Council on Tuesday agreed to study a proposal to grant nationality to children whose mothers are Saudis but fathers are non-Saudis. With a majority of 63 votes, the council agreed to study two proposals aimed at amending the Saudi nationality rules and regulations. The proposal was tabled about two years ago but had never been taken up for discussion. The proposal was tabled by two incumbent members, Latifa al-Shaalan and Ata al-Sibaiti, and three outgoing female members, Haya ...

First in Muslim world, Tunisian president seeks equal inheritance for women

Sunday, 13 August 2017

In a speech on the occasion of the National Women’s Day, the Tunisian President announced the formation of a committee to study the issue of individual rights and to activate them further and to consider equality between men and women in all fields. Despite the wide rights of women in Tunisia compared to other Muslim countries, however, arbitration in inheritance is still based on the Sharia or Islamic law, where the man’s share equals to that of two women. President Beji Caed ...

Scandals, ideological issues exposed by terrorism

Sunday, 8 January 2017

There are people who think they defend religion by distorting the reputation of others

Turki Aldakhil

Why do they attack the permissible in Sharia?

Wednesday, 6 July 2016

In Sharia, the basis of things is permitting them. Live and let live. Religious obsessions are the root of extremism

Turki Aldakhil

Pakistan approves sharia advisory board for Islamic finance

Wednesday, 10 June 2015

Pakistan's securities commission has approved a four-member sharia advisory board to oversee Islamic financial products

Morocco to create sharia board to oversee Islamic finance: decree

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

It is the second big step to allow the creation of Islamic banks and enable private firms to issue Islamic debt

Bahrain looks for regional edge with central sharia board

Wednesday, 4 February 2015

The central bank already has a sharia board but its scope is limited to vetting its own products

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