Hudud (Penalties) in Contemporary Legal Discourse

On Sunday, January 2, 2011, Sheikh Yusuf Al-Qaradawi, president of the International Union for Muslim Scholars (IUMS), was interviewed by Al Jazeera channel program Ash-Shari`ah wa Al-Hayah (Shari`ah and Life). The interview's main theme was "Hudud in Contemporary Fiqh." From time to time, the question of hudud (fixed penalties in the Islamic Shari`ah) and their … Continue reading Hudud (Penalties) in Contemporary Legal Discourse

Hudud Debate Grips Malaysia

CAIRO – Hudud has come to the forefront in Malaysia once again after a member of the ruling coalition has criticized plans by the country’s main Islamic party to apply Islamic penalties in the Muslim-majority nation. "Hudud will not only apply to Muslims, but to non-Muslims as well," Lim Choon, member of the Malaysian Chinese … Continue reading Hudud Debate Grips Malaysia