North Texas Islamic Tribunal Using Sharia Law To Settle Disputes

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Sharia Law, it’s how Muslims settle disputes in many countries. Now, that law is being practiced in what’s believed to be a first-of-its-kind institution operating in the United States.

In North Texas, just outside of Dallas, three men are the judges who make up what they call the Islamic Tribunal.

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“To help to solve the problems and the disputes between two parties,” said Imam Moujahed Bakhach.

Following Sharia, or Islamic law, the tribunal is operating as a legal nonprofit registered with the state of Texas.

On their website it states, “The need for a mediation and non-binding arbitration firm that adheres to Islamic principles in the Muslim community has been a long time in the making.”

The judges say they only deal with civil cases in the community, helping settle issues ranging from business disputes to divorce.

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