Islamic laws are legally binding in many countries in western Asia and Africa. In these countries, especially Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, and Saudi Arabia, a law student must attend an Islamic seminary or take courses in the Islamic religion.
Overview of the legal system[edit | edit source]
Under Islamic law, there is no jury trial. An Islamic judge issues judgments in bench trials.
Many Islamic clerics and ministers serve as lawyers and judges in an Islamic state while in secular western nations Christian education doesn't suffice as legal training.
Fatwa[edit | edit source]
A fatwa (edict) issued by a government official or judge is legally binding in an Islamic state (a country with laws based on Islamic religious texts).