#Islamic law

  • Article: Entering a Child Marriage in Thailand Just Got Harder

    Entering a Child Marriage in Thailand Just Got Harder

    By Leah Rodriguez|Dec. 14, 2018

    Children under the age of 17 now need more than parental approval under Islamic law. Read more

  • Article: Saudi Arabia Arrests Egyptian Man for Eating Breakfast With Woman

    Saudi Arabia Arrests Egyptian Man for Eating Breakfast With Woman

    By Leah Rodriguez|Sept. 11, 2018

    The two violated the Gulf kingdom’s conservative Islamic laws. Read more

  • Article: Indonesian Restaurant Law Bans Women and Men Eating Together

    Indonesian Restaurant Law Bans Women and Men Eating Together

    By Leah Rodriguez|Sept. 6, 2018

    Dining out in Bireuën requires male relatives be present. Read more

  • Article: Two Malaysian Women Publicly Whipped With Canes for Same-Sex Relationship

    Two Malaysian Women Publicly Whipped With Canes for Same-Sex Relationship

    By Leah Rodriguez|Sept. 4, 2018

    Politicians and advocates won’t tolerate the country’s strict homosexuality laws. Read more

  • Article: Women Who Violate Tehran Dress Code Won’t Be Arrested, for the First Time in Nearly 40 Years

    Women Who Violate Tehran Dress Code Won’t Be Arrested, for the First Time in Nearly 40 Years

    By Imogen Calderwood|Dec. 29, 2017

    Police in the Iranian capital will relax the strict Islamic code. Read more

  • Article: Women in Iran Are Wearing White to Protest the Forced Wearing of Hijabs

    Women in Iran Are Wearing White to Protest the Forced Wearing of Hijabs

    June 28, 2017|Thomson Reuters Foundation

    "The campaign is not against hijabs, but being forced to wear them." Read more

  • Article: Transgender marriage is now legal under Sharia law in Pakistan

    Transgender marriage is now legal under Sharia law in Pakistan

    By Garima Bakshi|June 28, 2016

    In a country so influenced by religious bodies, this is a positive step toward equality. Read more

  • Article: Saudi Arabia’s notorious religious police stripped of authority

    Saudi Arabia’s notorious religious police stripped of authority

    By Joe McCarthy|April 15, 2016

    It’s a cause for celebration--even if that celebration is just a sigh of relief. Read more