Contemporary Primary Sources :: Fatwās - Contemporary :: 23 Ṣafar 1418 / 28 June 1997
The Council of the Islamic Fiqh Academy, Posted by Salaam Sbini, 21 August 2020
This fatwā recognizes the importance of scientific advancement, but with limitations in regards to cloning. The fatwa declares the position of the Shari'a on the issue, as forbidding the cloning of human beings; but permitting the use of cloning techniques and genetic engineering in the fields of microbiology, botanic and zoology, albeit with limitations.
Contemporary Primary Sources :: Legislation :: 6 Rajab 1420 / 14 October 1999
Islamic Republic of Pakistan, Posted by Salaam Sbini, 21 August 2020
President of the Islamic Republic of Pakistan issues a juvenile justice system ordinance, to provide protection of the rights of children involved in criminal litigation.
Contemporary Primary Sources :: Court Cases :: 25 Ṣafar 1419 / 19 June 1998
The Supreme Court of Nigera, Posted by Salaam Sbini, 21 August 2020
A case on the issue of the whether the right of pre-emption (the right of Shuf'ah), as recognized in Islamic Law, extends to the neighbor of the seller of a house.
Contemporary Primary Sources :: Court Cases :: 22 Ramaḍān 1437 / 27 June 2016
Aceh Sharia High Court, Posted by Salaam Sbini, 27 August 2020
In this document, Aceh Sharia High Court overturns the decision of Tapaktuan Sharia District Court to punish the defendant of a rape case with lashings and administers its own decision to punish the defendant with imprisonment.
Contemporary Primary Sources :: Court Cases :: 20 Rabīʿ I 1439 / 7 December 2017
The Aceh Sharia High Court in this verdict overrules the punishment handed out to the defendant of a rape case by Lhoksumawe District Sharia Court. The initial punishment of 125 public lashes was deemed disproportional by the high court judges due to the involvement of firearms in the act. The court also considers the severe sociological and psychological trauma that the victim had suffered and changes the punishment to 125 months of imprisonment.
Contemporary Primary Sources :: Court Cases :: 11 Rajab 1439 / 26 March 2018
In this verdict, Aceh Sharī'a Court of Appeals upholds the decision of Kutacane Sharī'a District Court to sentence the defendant, a thirty-five years old man, with 175 months of imprisonment instead of public lashing for the crime of rape that he had committed. The appeal was submitted by the prosecutor who disagreed with the type of punishment handed down to the defendant by Kutacane Sharī'a District Court.
Contemporary Primary Sources :: Court Cases :: 24 Muḥarram 1438 / 25 October 2016
Aceh Sharī'a High Court in this verdict upholds the decision of Langsa city Sharī'a Lower Court in an incestuous rape case.
Contemporary Primary Sources :: Legislation :: 13 Jumādā I 1289 / 18 July 1872
A legislative act produced under British India that consolidates and amends the law relating to the solemnization of the marriages of Christians. Broken into nine sections, it also includes legal forms related to marriage, such as a marriage certificate and notice of marriage.
Contemporary Primary Sources :: Court Cases :: 1434 / 2013
Markaz al-būhūth and Ministry of Justice, Posted by Salaam Sbini, 28 August 2020
One volume of a 30 volume collection of contemporary legal cases in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This specific volume includes various cases and topics pertaining to vehicle accidents, zīna (adultery), prostitution, request of reimbursement, and acquisitions.
Historical Primary Sources :: Jurisprudential Treatises (Uṣūl al-Fiqh) :: 26 Shaʿbān 1293 / 15 September 1876
A translation of the Arabic Majallat al-Ahkam al-A'dlīyyah. This is a book on the principles of rules and regulations according to Muslim jurists under the Ottoman Empire.
A book on the principles of rules and regulations, according to Muslim jurists under the Ottoman Empire.
Historical Primary Sources :: Legal Treatises (Fiqh) :: 1442 Muḥarram 1442 / 28 August 2020
Ahmad B. Mugīt al-Tūlaytulī, Posted by Salaam Sbini, 28 August 2020
An excerpt from the book al-Muqni' fī 'ilm al-Shurūt, this section details the legality on issues of marriage, paternity, and children.
Historical Primary Sources :: Legal Treatises (Fiqh) :: 1418 / 1998
An excerpt from the book al-Maqsad al-Mahmūd fī Talhīs al-'Uqūd, this section details the legality on issues pertaining to marriage, paternity, and children.
Special Collections :: Source Documents :: 1438 / 2017
Ahmed El Shamsy, Christian Lange, Delfina Serrano, Hossein Modarressi, Louise Marlow, Mahmood Kooria, Maribel Fierro, Nahed Samour and Intisar A. Rabb, Edited by Intisar Rabb and Abigail Krasner Balbale, Posted by Salaam Sbini, 19 August 2020
This volume is a tribute to Professor Roy Mottahedeh, who retired in 2016. The following essays focus on courts and judicial procedure in early Islamic law and society, this book places theory alongside practice in ways that concern events of legal history-as-social history to reflect Mottahedeh's mark on the field.
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