Asifa Quraishi-Landes on the “American Laws for American Courts” bill

Excerpted from The Journal Sentinel. Read the entire article. State Rep. Thomas Weatherston (R-Caledonia) is spearheading an effort to pass a so-called "American Laws for American Courts" bill, which would bar Wisconsin judges from applying foreign laws — including those based on Islamic law — if doing so would violate fundamental human rights protected by the U.S. and Wisconsin … Continue reading Asifa Quraishi-Landes on the “American Laws for American Courts” bill

The Dubai International Financial Centre and a Systems-Based Model for the Regulation of Islamic Finance

UAE editor Paul Lee explains how the Dubai International Financial Centre's systems-based model is one solution for creating a sharīʿa-compliant financial system. The Dubai International Financial Centre (“DIFC”) is a parallel legal system to the legal systems of the Emirate of Dubai and the UAE as provided for by a series of federal and local laws.[1] … Continue reading The Dubai International Financial Centre and a Systems-Based Model for the Regulation of Islamic Finance

The Danial Latifi Case and the Indian Supreme Court’s Balancing Act

Islamic law is before the Supreme Court of India again, with the question of whether triple-ṭalāq is a valid way of dissolving a marriage: by a man simply pronouncing that his wife is divorced by saying that word three times. To understand where the Court might be going requires a bit of background. Following the … Continue reading The Danial Latifi Case and the Indian Supreme Court’s Balancing Act

CASE COMMENT: The Shah Bano Case as Constitutional Conflict in India’s Muslim Family Law

India editor Akhila Kolisetty highlights the Shah Bano Case as a marker of constitutional conflict between the Indian government's civil laws and its Muslim citizens' personal status laws. Mohammed Ahmed Khan v. Shah Bano Begum is a landmark case dealing with Muslim family law in India decided by the Indian Supreme Court in 1985. This case addressed a conflict … Continue reading CASE COMMENT: The Shah Bano Case as Constitutional Conflict in India’s Muslim Family Law