The Danial Latifi illustrates the impact of communal tensions on the Supreme Court’s decision-making process, and the careful lines it attempts to draw in order to promote Muslim women’s gender equity while also limiting its intervention into Islamic personal law to avoid potential backlash.
Intisar Rabb, Contributed by Intisar Rabb, Senior Scholar
Akhila Kolisetty, Contributed by SHARIAsource Staff
Islamic law has historically played a role in honoring and pressing for shared commitments to justice and equality under the law on the basis of shared moral principles in mixed Muslim and non-Muslim settings. These values are rooted both in the U.S. Constitution and the moral principles of sharīʿa.
U.S. District Court for the District of South Carolina, Contributed by Clare Duncan
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, Contributed by Paul Beran