Islamic Law in U.S. Courts: Husein v. Husein and Husein, WL 842023 (Ohio Ct. App. 2001)

We use real cases to show how U.S. Courts consider Islamic law. Like any other legal framework, Islamic law defines and dignifies the institutions people hold dear, including marriage and finance. What do American judges do when adjudicating a case in which at least one party primarily understands these institutions and their protections through Islamic law?

Last week’s case: Husein v. Husein and Husein, WL 842023 (Ohio Ct. App. 2001)

This case examines how matters of divorce and inheritance under Islamic law can be decided in U.S. courts when the circumstances have multiple people claiming to be a deceased individual’s living spouse.