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or sha·ri·a also sha·ri·'ah  (shä-rē′ä)
n. Islam
The code of law based on the Koran and hadith.

[Arabic šarī'a, divinely ordained law, from šara'a, to prescribe or ordain (of God); see śrʕ in Semitic roots.]
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Their topics include Muslim legal practice in Britain: the Muslim Arbitration Tribunal, Islamic law as indigenous law: Shari'a courts in Israel from a postcolonial perspective, the constitutional recognition of Islamic family law and Shari'a courts in Ethiopia: government strategies to co-regulate the plural family law arena, and legal pluralism in Indonesia: the case of inter-faith marriages involving Muslims.
Rain, a Bahrain based cryptocurrency exchange, has announced its graduation of the Central Bank of Bahrain's (CBB) Regulatory Sandbox as well passing a Shari'a compliance certification.It is the first cryptocurrency exchange to graduate the sandbox and is in the process of applying for the relevant license.The Shari'a compliance certification was completed by Shariyah Review Bureau (SRB).
The lecture explored how religious communities, while diverse, are often accused of demanding legal exceptionalism, which requires Muslims to challenge the oversimplified view of Shari'a law on which this is based.
Companies have increasingly looked to Sukuk issuances as a Shari'a compliant method to raise finance for their growing financial needs.
The second section reflects structural imbalances along ethno-religious and ethno-regional lines by detailing the recurring contestation between northern Muslims and Christian elites from other regions over the Nigerian Constitution and the expansion of Shari'a law.
to it, covering Shari'a requirements pertaining to the establishment of
Commenting on the award win, Jasim Thabet, Tabreed's CEO said: "This award confirms that our Shari'a complaint loan is a best in class facility that not only ensures Tabreed stock is available to Islamic investors, but also adds value to existing shareholders.
9 (BNA): In a major attempt to establish industry leading Shari'a governance principles and practices in Bahrain the Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has released a new Shari'ah Governance (SG) module.
Al Yusr Islamic Banking, the Shari'ah Compliant window of Oman Arab Bank held its third Shari'a Supervisory Board meeting for the year in its management offices in Al Athaiba.
These pursuits are often rooted in local Islamic practices and models of aging that, if not exactly challenging the state-sponsored Shari'a project, can seem out of synch with it.
The Shari'a Supervisory Board of Meethaq conducted its third meeting of 2016 in Bank Muscat's head office under the chairmanship of Sheikh Ali Qaradaghi and in the presence of Sulaiman al Harthy, deputy chief executive officer -- Meethaq Islamic Banking, along with other officials from Meethaq, a press release said.
Seventy-six out of 357 or 21.29 percent passed the 2016 special bar examinations for the Shari'a Courts held on two Sundays last January.