Saudi Arabia`s top clerical council, the only body in the country authorised to issue fatwas or Islamic legal opinions, declared on Wednesday that "terrorism is a heinous crime" under Sharia, and perpetrators should be made an example of.
The counsel of the Darul Uloom Deoband, Shakeel Ahmed Syed, on Monday said that the Supreme Court not only allowed the continuance of Shariat courts, but also disposed off the writ petition filed to stop parallel courts from functioning.
In a landmark judgment, the Supreme Court on Monday declared that no legal status has been granted to the Shariat Courts and religious decrees or fatwas are illegal if they tread on the rights of an individual.
The head of the Pakistani Taliban on Monday asked the government and military to surrender to "Allah`s writ" and vowed to continue fighting until Islamic law was enforced in the country, as the group faces bloody infighting that hampered the peace talks.
Two negotiators representing the Pakistani Taliban in the peace talks with the government have met the militant leadership in the lawless North Waziristan Agency and briefed them about the first round of talks.
Cleric of Islamabad`s Lal Masjid and member of the Pakistani Taliban-nominated peace talks committee, Maulana Abdul Aziz is expected to continue his role in the peace process after he threatened to walk out Friday if he was not assured that Sharia or Islamic law will be enforced in Pakistan, media reported Saturday.
In a landmark ruling, Britain`s High Court has approved the terms of a divorce case under Jewish law which could pave the way for settling divorce cases by Sharia and other religious courts in the country.