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Tarikonda v. Pinjari

The Court, in favor of the Wife, denied recognition to a foreign divorce that violated the Wife’s rights to due process. Tarikonda v. Pinjari, 2009 WL 930007 (Mich. Ct. App. 2009) Court: Court of Appeals of Michigan The Court, in favor of the Wife, denied recognition to a foreign divorce that violated the Wife’s rights …

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Shikoh v. Murff

The court held invalid a divorce obtained in an Islamic ceremony in New York. Shikoh v. Murff, 257 F.2d 306 (2d Cir. 1958) Court: U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit The court held invalid a divorce obtained in an Islamic ceremony in New York. In order for a divorce to be valid, it must be …

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Sherif v. Sherif

The Court, in favor of the Husband, recognized a divorce obtained in Egypt that was in accordance with Egyptian law. Both Husband and Wife were Egyptian citizens. Sherif v. Sherif, 6 Misc. 2d 905; 352 N.Y.S.2d 781 (Fam. Ct. 1974) Court: Family Court of New York, New York County Husband and Wife, Egyptian nationals, were …

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Maklad v. Maklad

The Court, in favor of the Wife, refused to grant comity to a foreign divorce obtained by the Husband in a hearing without proper due process to the Wife. Maklad v. Maklad, 28 Conn. L. Rptr. 593; 2001 WL 51662 (Conn Super. Ct. Jan. 2, 2001) Court: Superior court of Connecticut Husband and Wife were …

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Alabama’s abortion law is not ‘Christian Sharia,’ professor says. Sharia isn’t as inflexible, as draconian.

By: Abed Awad, Esq. The near-complete ban of abortion in Alabama coupled with the proposed anti-abortion legislation spreading around the country bring into focus the destructive consequences visited upon women’s rights by literalist religious doctrine justified by science cum legislating morality. This position on abortion is rigid allowing no room for grey areas. No room for disagreement. …

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Don’t be surprised if one of these horrific massacres happens ‘at a mosque near you,’ N.J. Muslim attorney says

By: Abed Awad, Esq. “To those who, when calamity strikes, Say: ‘We belong to God, and to Him we shall return.’ Upon them descend blessings from God and mercy. They are guided right.” Quran, 2:157. Our thought and prayers are with families of the New Zealand mosque massacres. A suspected white nationalist terrorist killed 49 Muslim worshipers …

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Transformational Teaching: Prophet Muhammad as a Teacher and Murabbī (Part 2)

By: Dr. Zainab Alwani How does the Qur’an describe and analyze this experience? What are the main issues that it emphasizes? How does it examine the people’s attitude toward this slander? Does it provide guidance and strategies for dealing with similar problems? According to the Qur’an, what is the problem? Why is it important to …

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Transformational Teaching: Prophet Muhammad as a Teacher and Murabbī

By: Dr. Zainab Alwani This article analyzes the transformative role of Prophet Muhammad as a murabbī.  Dr. Alwani1 applies a hermeneutic reading the divine text as a structural unity, a concept known as al-waḥda al-binā’iyya li-l-Qur’ān. After defining the concept of murabbī, she suggests that a holistic reading of the Qur’an can help us rebuild our concepts from within …

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