Germany: Request from Maldives for Sharia law assistance

Germany: Request from Maldives for Sharia law assistance

President Mohamed Nasheed has sought assistance from German government to amend ‘Sharia law’ enforced in the Maldives, a German newspaper has said.

Earth Times claimed on Monday that President Nasheed sought German scholars’ expertise in Islamic law “to help consolidate the young democracy in the Maldives” after meeting German Chancellor Angela Merkel in Berlin on Thursday.

“I have done my homework and I am quite aware of the amount of German discourse in Islamic jurisprudence," he said.

“German universities had led this area during the early 20th Century.”

The paper quoted President Nasheed as saying that he would “welcome German assistance in building up their own version of Sharia law in the Maldives”.

Press Secretary, Mohamed Zuhair said President, during his visit to Haa Alif Atoll three days prior to his departure to Europe, spoke to a German journalist about seeking Germany’s assistance in amending Sharia Law established in Maldives.

“Germany has a large Muslim population,” he added.


Source: HaveeruOnline (English)

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