[fund] promotion and application of religious laws

An Islamic court in northern Nigeria has sentenced a man to death by stoning for the crime of rape.
The fundamentalist Muslim government in a Malaysian state will ban women from wearing bikinis and from sharing swimming pools with men.
Many continue to wear the Burqa for personal safety.
Saudi Arabian authorities have confiscated thousands of full-length black cloaks for women for violating Sharia, a Saudi newspaper has reported.
A court in Pakistan has suspended the sentence of stoning to death passed against a woman convicted of adultery.
Zafran Bibi's commission of Zina has not been established in court. She has been sentenced, on circumstantial evidence, for giving birth while her husband was in prison. The Federal Shariat Court has ruled that such evidence is inadequate.
Muslim leaders in Nigeria say they have introduced Sharia law in a southern state for the first time.
Women's Action Forum (WAF), Lahore expresses grave concern at the sentence of stoning to death of Zafran Bibi by the Sessions Judge Kohat, Mr. Anwar Ali. Zafran Bibi was sentenced on the basis of her statement before the court that she became pregnant and gave birth as the result of being raped by her husband's brother while the former was in jail. The male accused was acquitted.
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