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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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The Prophet, sallallaahu alayi wa sallam, said: "If anyone imposes a condition which is not in the Book of Allaah, then that condition is invalid even if he imposes one hundred conditions." [Al-Bukhaari and Muslim] The phrase 'in the Book of Allaah' in the aforementioned Hadeeth refers to Sharee'ah (Islamic Law) including the Quran and the Sunnah.
Sha'raani's words in Al-Meezaan (1/62) are summarised as: "Our belief, as well as that of every researcher into Imaam Aboo Haneefah is that, had he lived until the recording of the sharee'ah, and the journeys of the Preservers of hadith to the various cities and frontiers in order to collect and acquire it, he would have accepted it and ignored all analogies he had employed.
That is because this contract, according to the scholars of law, equals the contract of Istisnaa' in the Islamic Sharee'ah. [12]
This is connected with one's creed such as professing disbelief inwardly but faith outwardly or committing an act of disbelief such as mocking [Islamic] Sharee'ah (Islamic legislation), the Prophet or the Companions .