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What are the sources of Sharī‘a?

Posted by Administrator | Aug 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

The two primary sources of Islamic law are (1) the Quran; and (2) the Sunna. The Quran is the Muslim’s Holy Scripture. It is a compilation of revelations - the Word of God - received by the Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) beginning in 610 A.D. The Sunna is essentially the prophetic example embodied in the sayings, conduct, and traditions of the Prophet (PBUH).

The Sharia Moral Epistemology is More Progressive, Nuances, and Understanding of a Woman's Right to Terminate her Pregnancy than the Supreme Court's conservative justices

Posted by Abed Awad | Aug 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

In June, the Supreme Court struck down Louisiana's abortion restrictions. The Sharia moral epistemology anchored the development of Islamic law upon social, cultural, and familial circumstances. This allowed for grey area, wiggle room, and nuance. I examine the varying scholarly opinions

What is Sharī‘a?

Posted by Administrator | Jul 30, 2020 | 0 Comments

Sharī‘a is the Muslim’s moral code or guide based on the principles of the Qur’an and the example of the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH). It is the Islamic epistemology or methodology to find God’s moral guide to ethical living.

Opinion: History, fasting and the festive spirit of Ramadan

Posted by Abed Awad | Jul 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

(Photo: Danielle Parhizkaran/ Tuesday is Day 28 in the month of Ramadan, the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.  Revealed to the Prophet Mohammed during Ramadan, Muslims believe the Quran is a mercy to humanity containing a guide to a righteous ethical life. “O believers, the f...

Negative Connotations Surrounding Sharia Must Be Dispelled

Posted by Administrator | Mar 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Posted on February 3, 2012 – By belujol – JURIST Guest Columnist Abed Awad, a Partner at Awad & Khoury, LLP says that while US courts routinely encounter cases where implementing certain principles of Sharia is required, the hysteria surrounding the “intrusive” role of Sharia in US courts is extr...

Chipping Away at Divorce Quagmire for Muslim & Jewish Women

Posted by Abed Awad | Mar 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Published in New Jersey Law Journal – Monday February 13, 2012 – By Abed Awad & Noura Jebara – The ideal solution to protect New Jersey women whose husbands refuse to grant them a religious divorce is to adopt a New York-style law. There, litigants must allege in the verified complaint that befo...

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