New Muslim wedding contract in Britain

New from Britain: a new Muslim wedding contract has been implemented in the UK. Because it offers certain rights for women – and demands certain things of men (women are guaranteed the right to divorce, men must vow to not be abusive), it has been called “revolutionary”. However, it’s actually based in some of Islam’s most basic guidelines about how marriage should be.

It’s definitely a step in the right direction, and I commend the members of the ulema who have advocated these changes.

What do you think?

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Shariah TV appearance airs TONIGHT!

This just in: catch me on Shariah TV tonight! The episode opening the brand-new series of Shariah TV – “Pledging Allegiance” – airs tonight at 5:00 pm EST, and midnight London time.

If you have access to the UK’s Channel 4, tune in and let me know what you think! Here’s Channel 4’s broadcast schedule.

Remember to check out the other episodes in the series too. To learn more, click here.

Kuwaiti columnist Ibtihal al-Khatib: “my problem is with religious coercion”

An interesting video from Memri TV: Kuwaiti columnist Ibtihal al-Khatib – a Muslim woman – discusses religion, dissent,  and civil rights. She makes a compelling argument for the separation of religion and state – and asks a straightforward question: will people follow a religious ruling even if it goes against the best interests of the nation?

Unfortunately, this video is no longer available on YouTube. Click here to see it at MEMRI TV.

 

 “…You people! We have created you from a male and a female, and made you into nations and tribes, that you might get to know one another…”

Qur’an 49:13