UAE Islamic laws which are hardcore, pertaining to personal freedom is shaking up of its laws. UAE Islamic laws mainly related to the honor killing, alcohol restrictions, cohabitation of unmarried couples, divorce and succession are here by majorly alerted.
UAE’s move can be seen as the broadening view of the country which is widely seeking foreign tourism also the Emirates rulers seeking to keep up the pace with a rapidly changing society at home.
The country is widely criticized for honor killing where a male member of the family may evade prosecution for assaulting a woman seen as dishonoring a family. The new rule would apparently allow Muslims who have been barred from obtaining licenses to drink alcoholic beverages freely. Another amendment allows for “cohabitation of unmarried couples”, which has long been a crime in the UAE.
In a country where expatriates outnumber citizens nearly nine to one, the amendments will permit foreigners to avoid Islamic courts on issues such as marriage, divorce and inheritance.