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Islamic law

Harvard recognises Quranic verse as one of the greatest expressions of justice

Source : Cii News | 03 Feb 2014

Harvard Law School, one of the most prestigious institutions of its kind in the world, has posted a verse of the Holy Quraan at the entrance of its faculty library, describing the verse as one of the greatest expressions of justice in history.

Verse 135 of Surah Al Nisa (The Women) has been posted at a wall facing the faculty’s main entrance, dedicated to the best phrases articulating justice:

Austria celebrates 'model' law on Islam

By Bethany Bell | BBC News | Vienna | 03 Jul 2012

Austria has had a checkered history when it comes to relations with Muslims, but its 100-year-old Law on Islam is seen as a symbol of tolerance.

The law gives Muslims the same rights as other officially recognised religions in Austria, such as Catholicism, Lutheranism, Judaism and Buddhism.

The Law of Inheritance in Islam

By : Abdullah Magomedov | islam.ru | 12 Jun 2012

(The Law of Inheritance in Islam based upon the Shafii School)

Kuwait's ruler blocks Islamic law proposal

Source : Agencies | 17 May 2012

Kuwait's ruler has blocked a proposal by 31 of the 50 elected members of parliament to amend the constitution to make all legislation in the Gulf Arab state comply with Islamic law, an MP said on Thursday.

The approval of Kuwait's emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Saba, is needed for any constitutional change.

"His highness the emir is not in favour," said Mohammad al-Dallal, an Islamist MP and legal expert. The proposal was put forward by the Islamic Justice Bloc and signed by 31 lawmakers, he said.

Indonesia urged to halt caning

Source : AP
JAKARTA | 23 May 2011

Amnesty International is urging Indonesia to stop the growing use of caning as a punishment in Aceh province.

The London-based rights group says at least 21 people have been publicly caned in Aceh this month for gambling. Sixteen people were caned last year.

The group's director for Asia and the Pacific, Sam Zarifi, said Sunday that caning is a cruel and inhumane punishment that can cause permanent injury. Aceh is the only province in Indonesia that permits caning.

Laws to be reformed according to Islam: Pakistani PM

Source : Rao Fazlur Rehman | The News International
OKARA | 01 Mar 2011

No un-Islamic law will be enacted in the country and all laws will gradually be reformed according to the spirit of Islam, said Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani on Monday.

Online Islamic law encyclopaedia launched

Source | The Times of India
TEHRAN | 28 Jan 2011

The Islamic Information and Documentation Centre in the Iranian capital, Tehran, has launched the free online Islamic law encyclopaedia, 'Wikifiqh' in farsi. English and Arabic versions are also planned.

The encyclopaedia contains entries on millions of concepts in Islamic law ('fiqh' in Arabic) and the Muslim faith.

Part of the 'Wikifiqh' website is for intellectuals and philosophers, who can register to take part in debates on various topics in Islam.

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