Sharia: GK, Current Affairs, Questions, Trivia and News

Reforming the Law Commission

The Law Commission of India is a non-constitutional, non-statutory body constituted by the Government of India from time to time. It was originally constituted in 1955 and is re-constituted every three years. Colonial Legacy The Law Commission’s origin can be traced to British times. When the British rulers unified the three presidencies of Madras, Bombay ..

Brunei introduces harsh new sharia laws that make adultery and homsexuality punishable by stoning to death

Brunei has recently introduced harsh new Islamic laws that make adultery and homsexuality punishable by stoning to death. The new measures also cover a range of other crimes, including punishment for theft by amputation. The move makes Brunei the first place in Southeast Asia to have a sharia penal code at the national level. The ..

Brunei enacts Sharia Law, Strong Islam

Brunei has enacted a new penal code which falls under Sharia law and imposes death by stoning for adultery and even gay sex, amputations for theft and widespread criticism. There has been widespread criticism over the move. Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah, has been an absolute monarch since 51 years of the oil-rich nation, had initially announced ..

Brunei punishes Gay sex

Brunei is to introduce new Islamic law that would make Gay sex an offence, punishable stoning to death. The law comes to force from April 3 2019. It has received international condemnation. Under the law, the individuals can be convicted if they confess or witnessed of committing the act by 4 witnesses. Such persons are ..

All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) is in news because it to constitute a committee to advise method and process for undertaking large scale community reform program within Islamic Shariah

Recently, the All India Muslim Personal Law Board (AIMPLB) is in news because it will constitute a committee to advise the method and process for undertaking large scale community reform program within the Islamic Shariah. A resolution was passed in this connection in the one-day meeting of the Board’s executive body held in Bhopal on ..

RBI proposes ‘Islamic Window’ in Banks

The Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has come up with a proposal for opening of ‘Islamic window’ in conventional banks for a gradual introduction of Sharia-compliant (interest-free) banking in the country. The move is aimed to ensure financial inclusion of some sections of society that remains excluded due to religious concerns.   Islamic banking is ..

India’s first Islamic bank will open in Kerala by 2010

  What is a Islamic Bank? Islamic banking refers to a system of banking or banking activity that is consistent with the principles of Islamic law (Sharia) and its practical application through the development of Islamic economics. Sharia prohibits the payment of interest fees for the lending of money for specific terms, as well as ..