How to Counter the Anti-Sharia Campaign in the U.S.


Dr. Asifa Quraishi-Landes, a scholar of U.S. Constitutional Law and Islamic Law. She gave an insightful talk that unpacked the history and definitions of sharia and fiqh at the American Islamic College (AIC). This understanding laid the groundwork for how to address the anti-Sharia campaign in the U.S.

Dr. Quraishi-Landes’ thoughtful approach communicated fiqh’s relation to sharia. Additionally, she gave examples of how religious freedoms are accommodated under U.S. Constitutional Law. Those accommodations by the government are not the same as enforcing sharia or any other religious law on all U.S. citizens, as the U.S. practices separation of “church and state,” which debunked the “creeping sharia” agitators’ claims.

Published on Feb 18, 2017


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