Sharia Law

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 and other major projects. The latest wave of finance to reach African corporations and governments is coming from the Middle […]

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 appeal court, the official Suna news agency reported. She is married to a Christian man and was sentenced under Sharia […]

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 appeal court, the official Suna news agency reported. She is married to a Christian man and was sentenced under Sharia […]

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 law. First, there was the kidnapping and sale of Nigerian girls by Boko Haram, which claimed religious acceptability for their […]