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Saudi Arabia opens family courts, first step in wider legal reform

Source : Reuters / 20 Aug 2014

Saudi Arabia on Tuesday opened new courts focusing on family disputes, the first of a series of specialized tribunals aimed at making the kingdom's legal system faster, more transparent and predictable.


Slaughter and the Prophet (SAW) Instructions

Source : / 12 Feb 2014

Human beings should always remember that it is only by the grace of God that they are allowed to slaughter animals such as sheep, cows and poultry for food. They are also permitted to catch fish to eat. Therefore when they slaughter animals and catch fish, they should always show their gratitude to God for His blessings and approach the task of slaughter with humility and propriety. This requires that they should understand and abide by the Islamic teachings which regulate this activity.


Study: seven out of every ten Muslims in Indonesia want Shariah

Source :The Jakarta Post / 20 May 2013

More than 70 percent of Indonesian Muslims are supportive of sharia law and want it to be a legal code in the country with the world’s largest Muslim population, according to a study by the US-based Pew Research Center.

The study, released earlier this month, also found that nearly half of Indonesian Muslims approved of corporal punishments — known as hudud — such as stoning for adulterers (48 percent) and amputation for thieves (45 percent).


Most Muslims want Shariah law, split on interpretation: study

By Fabienne Faur / 1 May 2013

A majority of Muslims around the world want Shariah law to be implemented in their countries but are split on how it should be applied, according to a study released Tuesday.

The comprehensive Pew Research Center survey conducted between 2008 and 2012 focused on 38,000 people in 39 countries drawn from a global Muslim community of 2.2 billion people.


Definition of Suluk

By Shaykh Yusuf Laher / 24 Apr 2013

Suluk means to constantly keep the parts of the body and the heart occupied in the obedience of Allah Most High. This should be done in accordance with the Shari’ah and the noble Sunnah of the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him and give him peace) to such a degree that it becomes second nature and it is no more a burden to practice on the din (religion).


Strong youth support for Shariah in Pakistan

By AFP / 3 Apr 2013

More than half of young Pakistanis believe democracy has not been good for their country and nearly 40 percent are in favor of having Islamic sharia rule, according to a survey published Wednesday.

Pakistan goes to the polls in a historic general election on May 11, but the report by the British Council found deep pessimism about the political system among voters aged 18 to 29.


Same-Sex Marriage and Objectives of Shari`ah

By Dr. Wael Shihab / 14 Feb 2013

Recently, France's National Assembly has approved a law allowing same-sex couples to marry and adopt children. After days of intense debate, the bill was passed by 329 votes to 229. It must now win final approval in the Senate.


“Sharia tourism” growing stronger

Source : The Jakarta post / 8 Jan 2013

The Tourism and Creative Economy Ministry of Indonesia is set to leverage the country’s potential of sharia tourism this year in a bid to capture the expanding number of global Muslim travelers, especially tourists from the Middle East.

Sharia tourism is leisure and travel that complies with Islamic law, such as the provision of cuisine and beverages that contain no pork or alcohol, and the separation of men and women at tourist events and sites.


Islamic Ethical Precepts While Conducting Business

By Bilal Karima | Islamicity | 18 Dec 2012

Corporations today mostly increase their market capitalization and earn loyal clients and shareholders by maximizing profits and growth. CEOs and CFOs often declare to their shareholders that their main priority is to maximize Return on their Investment. When a company misses a targeted earning, even by a small margin, its stock most often declines. The pursuit of profit muddies the ethical bases of the conduct of business and may lead to the adoption of dubious tools used to reach financial goals.


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