May 05, 2007
By Omar Sacirbey
When the Assembly of Muslim Jurists of America convenes later this year, the few dozen Islamic scholars will try to hammer out an answer to a question vexing the North American Muslim community:
How do Muslims reconcile the mandates of their faith with jobs that may require actions prohibited by Islamic law?
It’s a question that surfaced recently in Minneapolis, where Muslim cashiers at a Target store refused to scan pork products and taxi drivers refused to pick up airport passengers carrying alcohol. Muslim American leaders say they have been fielding a growing number of questions from congregants about such issues. [more]