Tag Archives: Sharia law

The Taliban aren’t taking Afghanistan back to the middle ages – they’re subverting Islam’s sound medieval legal principles

Harsh punishments: the Taliban have announced they will reinstate execution and amputations. EPA-EFE/stringer Christian Lange, Utrecht University The Taliban are back in the saddle and, with them, the dreadful spectre of the harsh punishments meted out in their previous time in power: public hangings and stonings, amputation of hands and public floggings. Veteran Taliban fighter and senior official Mullah Nooruddin …

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Will the UK’s sharia councils struggle to meet the challenge of Covid divorces?


Shutterstock Fouzia Azzouz, University of Bristol Sharia councils across the UK could be facing a potentially significant rise in their workload as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and many don’t have the resources to cope. The predicted rise in divorce rates and reported increase in cases of domestic violence associated with lockdown measures will touch Muslim relationships just like …

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