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(ʃəˈriːə) or


(Islam) the body of canonical law based on the Koran that lays down certain duties and penalties for Muslims
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Noun1.sharia - the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed; "sharia is only applicable to Muslims"; "under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state"
fatwa - a ruling on a point of Islamic law that is given by a recognized authority
law, jurisprudence - the collection of rules imposed by authority; "civilization presupposes respect for the law"; "the great problem for jurisprudence to allow freedom while enforcing order"
hudood, hudud - Islamic laws stating the limits ordained by Allah and including the deterrent punishments for serious crimes


sharia [ʃəˈriːə]
ncharia f
modif [law, court] → de la charia
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Naro's group was uncompromising as far as the issue of Shar'ia (Islamic code) was concerned, arguing that the regime was appeasing secularists.
Sukuk Bonds, unlike the regular bonds, do not earn interests but earn fixed amounts based on the Shar'ia, or Islamic laws.
"It also imposed the need to introduce women with jurisprudential skills and expertise in emerging cases to repel external interference from those who deal with Saudi women's issues contrary to Shar'ia law and the system of this country".
In the age of globalization, the concept of international law throws up a new set of problems about disagreement and specifically what some scholars regard as incommensurable problems with different conceptions of law such as the radical difference between Western and Shar'ia law.
Similar, but more dramatic are debates about the nature and use of shar'ia (based) regulations or legal procedures.
However, some clarifications could be made, said Al-Sisi, adding that the files referred to the Grand Mufti for consultation were only to make sure it was done as per Shar'ia.
Those who appear on religious television are not uniform; they are liberal or conservative, radical or moderate, Islamist or Salafi (Salafists are those who want to adopt a form of "Early Islam," a Shar'ia minded orthodoxy--see, e.g., ISLAM/nuh/salafi.htm).
A pastor walks into a church committee meeting and is handed a hard copy of an email chain by a member with the heading, Muslims demand shar'ia" and says, "Pastor we must do something!"
Shar'ia classes will also increase by one additional lesson to reach four per week," she said.
The communal elite claiming to represent Muslims say their Shar'ia (Muslim Personal Law) is immutable and they will brook no interference.