Sharia http://www.globalpost.com/taxonomy/term/27733/all en Top Mali imam denounces northern Islamists, Mursi comments http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/top-mali-imam-denounces-northern-islamists-mursi-comments <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>PARIS, Jan 24 (Reuters) - Mail's top Muslim leader rejected the actions of Islamist foreigners in the north of his country and expressed outrage that they were trying to impose an alien version of Islam on a country that had been Muslim for a millennium.</p> <p>In an interview published on Thursday, Imam Mahmoud Dicko, head of the High Islamic Council in Bamako, also defended France's military intervention.</p> <p>"What right do they have to impose the sharia here?" Dicko asked in the interview in the Catholic daily La Croix.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130124/top-mali-imam-denounces-northern-islamists-mursi-comments" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islamism Religion Sharia Social Issues Thomson Reuters Thu, 24 Jan 2013 16:39:47 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5738879 at http://www.globalpost.com Muslim Brotherhood want aide as top Egypt cleric http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/muslim-brotherhood-want-aide-top-egypt-cleric <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>By Yasmine Saleh</p> <p>CAIRO, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Egypt's ruling Muslim Brotherhood has nominated one of its senior leaders for the influential position of grand mufti, the nation's top cleric, defying critics who accuse the Islamist group of seeking to dominate all institutions.</p> <p>Islamic scholars chaired by the head of the ancient seat of learning, Al-Azhar, are due to pick a new mufti on Monday from a shortlist of three candidates and send their choice to President Mohamed Mursi to approve.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130210/muslim-brotherhood-want-aide-top-egypt-cleric" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Sharia Technology Titles Thomson Reuters Sun, 10 Feb 2013 15:30:13 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5751817 at http://www.globalpost.com New top Muslim cleric elected in Egypt http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/new-top-muslim-cleric-elected-egypt <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Shawqi Ibrahim Abdel Karim was elected on Monday to take over as Egypt's next mufti, the government's top interpreter of Islamic law, the highest Sunni Muslim institute in Islam announced.</p> <p>President Mohamed Morsi of the Muslim Brotherhood is to formally ratify the vote by senior Muslim clerics to replace outgoing Mufti Ali Gomaa.</p> <p>"One candidate has been nominated, Dr Shawqi Abdel Karim," said Al-Azhar spokesman Mohammed Gemea, after Abdel Karim beat a Muslim Brotherhood member to win the most ballots in a vote by a senior council of Al-Azhar clerics.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130211/new-top-muslim-cleric-elected-egypt" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam Islam in Egypt Politics Sharia Technology AFP Mon, 11 Feb 2013 15:15:54 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5752750 at http://www.globalpost.com Sri Lanka Muslims try to diffuse halal meat row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/sri-lanka-muslims-try-diffuse-halal-meat-row <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Islamic clerics in Sri Lanka tried to calm mounting religious tensions in the majority Buddhist nation Thursday by telling stores not to sell halal-slaughtered meat to non-Muslims.</p> <p>Food manufacturers have been labelling all their products "halal" for convenience, meaning until now non-Muslims have not had any choice in the matter.</p> <p>Buddhist hardliners argue they should not be forced to consume food that is prepared according to Islamic religious rites. They say the halal certificate represents the "undue influence" of Muslims and is an "affront" to non-Muslims.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/sri-lanka-muslims-try-diffuse-halal-meat-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Food and drink Halal food Sharia Sri Lanka War AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 09:31:04 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761865 at http://www.globalpost.com Sri Lanka Muslims try to defuse halal meat row http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/sri-lanka-muslims-try-defuse-halal-meat-row <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Islamic clerics in Sri Lanka tried to calm religious tensions Thursday by telling stores to sell halal meat only to Muslims, after protests by hardliners from the nation's Buddhist majority.</p> <p>Food manufacturers have long labelled all their products "halal" for convenience, meaning until now non-Muslims have not had any choice in the matter.</p> <p>Some Buddhists argue they should not be forced to consume food that is prepared according to Islamic religious rites. They say the halal certificate represents the "undue influence" of Muslims and is an "affront" to non-Muslims.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130221/sri-lanka-muslims-try-defuse-halal-meat-row" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Disaster Halal Halal food Sharia Sri Lanka War AFP Thu, 21 Feb 2013 10:45:56 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5761929 at http://www.globalpost.com Germany bans three Salafist groups as anti-democratic http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/germany-bans-three-salafist-groups-anti-democratic <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany on Wednesday banned three ultra-conservative Salafist Muslim groups which the Interior Ministry said wanted to overturn democracy and install a system based on sharia, or Islamic law.</p> <p>The ban, which took effect in the western states of Hesse and North Rhine-Westphalia in the early morning, is the latest step taken by German authorities who have increased surveillance of Salafists who espouse a radical version of Islam.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130313/germany-bans-three-salafist-groups-anti-democratic" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Islam in Germany Salafi Sharia Thomson Reuters Wed, 13 Mar 2013 16:38:54 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5782412 at http://www.globalpost.com Norway agency to file complaint over pork in halal food http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/norway-agency-file-complaint-over-pork-halal-food-0 <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>The Norwegian Food Safety Authority said Friday it would file a police complaint against a food company after finding large quantities of pork in its halal-labeled products.</p> <p>Kebab meat sold by Norwegian group Kuraas to restaurants contained between five and 30 percent pork even though it was marked as halal, the agency found.</p> <p>"We will file a complaint against the producer," Catherine Signe Svinland, an adviser at the food safety watchdog, told AFP.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130315/norway-agency-file-complaint-over-pork-halal-food-0" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Food and drink Halal food Sharia AFP Fri, 15 Mar 2013 16:45:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5784672 at http://www.globalpost.com Amnesty slams Saudi 'paralysis' sentence http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/amnesty-slams-saudi-paralysis-sentence <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Amnesty International appealed Tuesday to Saudi Arabia not to carry out a reported sentence of paralysis for a man in retribution for allegedly paralysing another man 10 years ago.</p> <p>Ali al-Khawahir, 24, was reportedly sentenced to Qisas, or retribution, in the Eastern Province town of Al-Ahsa and could be paralysed from waist down if he fails to pay compensation of one million riyals ($270,000), the rights watchdog said, citing Saudi media reports.</p> <p>It said Khawahir had stabbed his friend in the back in 2003, rendering him paralysed from the waist down. He was 14 at the time.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130402/amnesty-slams-saudi-paralysis-sentence" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Islamic criminal jurisprudence Sharia AFP Tue, 02 Apr 2013 17:47:14 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5799648 at http://www.globalpost.com Britain urges Saudi Arabia not to paralyse convict http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/britain-urges-saudi-arabia-not-paralyse-convict Britain on Thursday urged Saudi Arabia not to carry out the "grotesque" punishment for a man whose alleged crime took place when he was just 14 years old.<p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130404/britain-urges-saudi-arabia-not-paralyse-convict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Islamic criminal jurisprudence Saudi Arabia Sharia AFP Thu, 04 Apr 2013 12:45:00 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5801545 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi denies sentence to paralyse convict http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/saudi-denies-sentence-paralyse-convict <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Saudi Arabia denied on Tuesday reports that a court in the kingdom has ordered a punishment of paralysis for a man who committed a crime that paralysed another man.</p> <p>The reports about the sentence, which sparked condemnation after Amnesty International urged the Saudi authorities to annul it, were "false," a justice ministry spokesman told AFP.</p> <p>The ministry also used its Twitter account to refute the reports about the sentence, which Britain's Foreign Office described as "grotesque".</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130409/saudi-denies-sentence-paralyse-convict" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Saudi Arabia Sharia AFP Tue, 09 Apr 2013 09:28:18 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5806617 at http://www.globalpost.com Morocco death for apostates fatwa sparks controversy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/morocco-death-apostates-fatwa-sparks-controversy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>A fatwa published this week by Morocco's higher council of religious scholars (CSO) calling for the death penalty for Muslims who renounce their faith has sparked fierce controversy in the country.</p> <p>The scholars, who represent official Islam in Morocco, said in their edict, published in Tuesday's edition of Arabic-language daily Akhbar al-Youm, that Muslims who reject their faith "should be condemned to death."</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130418/morocco-death-apostates-fatwa-sparks-controversy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Fatwā Islam Sharia AFP Thu, 18 Apr 2013 18:00:06 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5819575 at http://www.globalpost.com Saudi Arabia executes five Yemenis and displays corpses http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/saudi-arabia-executes-five-yemenis-and-displays-corpses <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Thomson Reuters </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia executed five Yemenis on Tuesday for robbery and murder, then put their bodies on public display as a further punishment, state news agency SPA said.</p> <p>A sixth man, a Saudi national, was separately executed for murder, the agency said.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://thomsonreuters.com" class="button wire reuters"></a></p> <p><span>Copyright Thomson Reuters, 2013.</span></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/thomson-reuters/130521/saudi-arabia-executes-five-yemenis-and-displays-corpses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Asia Saudi Arabia Sharia Technology Thomson Reuters Tue, 21 May 2013 15:15:22 +0000 Thomson Reuters 5842909 at http://www.globalpost.com Indonesian 'Hijabers' buy into an Islamic economy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130523/indonesian-hijabers-buy-islamic-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Indonesian event organiser Risti Rahmadi wears an Islamic headscarf, uses halal lipstick and knows that it's time to pray when an app on her BlackBerry emits Koranic verses five times a day.</p> <p>The 37-year-old, who in her 20s would save up for the latest Guess clothes and Revlon make-up, now strictly buys products that show she is a proud Indonesian Muslim -- and she hopes to persuade others to do the same.</p> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-wire-copyright"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <p><a href="http://www.afp.com/" class="button wire afp"></a></p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/terms-use#afp"><span>Copyright AFP, 2013.</span></a></p> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/130523/indonesian-hijabers-buy-islamic-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Human Interest Islam Politics Religious law Sharia Social Issues Technology AFP Thu, 23 May 2013 10:30:41 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5844528 at http://www.globalpost.com Indonesian 'Hijabers' buy into an Islamic economy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130526/indonesian-hijabers-buy-islamic-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Indonesian event organiser Risti Rahmadi wears an Islamic headscarf, uses halal lipstick and knows that it's time to pray when an app on her BlackBerry emits Koranic verses five times a day.</p> <p>The 37-year-old, who in her 20s would save up for the latest Guess clothes and Revlon make-up, now strictly buys products that show she is a proud Indonesian Muslim -- and she hopes to persuade others to do the same.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/well-being/130526/indonesian-hijabers-buy-islamic-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Human Interest Islam Politics Religious law Sharia Social Issues Technology Well being Sun, 26 May 2013 10:00:30 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5846302 at http://www.globalpost.com Indonesian 'Hijabers' buy into an Islamic economy http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130526/indonesian-hijabers-buy-islamic-economy <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Agence France-Presse </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p>Indonesian event organiser Risti Rahmadi wears an Islamic headscarf, uses halal lipstick and knows that it's time to pray when an app on her BlackBerry emits Koranic verses five times a day.</p> <p>The 37-year-old, who in her 20s would save up for the latest Guess clothes and Revlon make-up, now strictly buys products that show she is a proud Indonesian Muslim -- and she hopes to persuade others to do the same.</p> <p><a href="http://www.globalpost.com/dispatch/news/afp/tourism/130526/indonesian-hijabers-buy-islamic-economy" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Business Human Interest Islam Politics Religious law Sharia Social Issues Technology Tourism Sun, 26 May 2013 10:17:27 +0000 Agence France-Presse 5846306 at http://www.globalpost.com