Abed Awad, Esq. is a member of KARAMAH's Board of Directors. He is a lawyer and specialist in Islamic and Middle Eastern Law. His New York practice focuses on civil litigation including complex matrimonial law, personal injury, Islamic law, and international law. He is also Adjunct Professor of Law at Rutgers Law School where he teaches courses on Islamic jurisprudence and matrimonial litigation. Prior to entering private practice, Mr. Awad served as Law Clerk for the Honorable George E. Sabbath of the New Jersey Superior Court....
Negative Connotations Surrounding Sharia Must be Dispelled
As attorneys, we have an obligation to correct the truth about the role of any foreign law in our system. It is always subject to the limits of the Constitution. That is the law of the land. The politicization of this issue is undermining the integrity of our judicial system and constitutional protections. US judges are equipped with the necessary legal tools to evaluate legal and factual issues before them without the requirement of bright line rules, especially those that originate out of misinformation, distortion and outright discrimination.