shariah law

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Noun1.shariah law - 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
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The court upheld the injunction because the amendment specifically targets Shariah law, even though supporters "did not know of even a single instance where an Oklahoma court had applied Shariah law ..." The First Amendment's establishment clause prohibits the government from "preferring" one religion over others.
Suspicion fell on Boko Haram, the Muslim sect with reported links to al Qaida that wants to implement a strict version of Shariah law in the nation
Sweden, June 19 -- Are Muslim Americans trying to impose a Taliban-style Shariah law in the USA?
Banks operating as per Shariah law would soon have their own capital adequacy requirements, and it is expected that the new rules for Islamic banks would 'differ significantly' from those of conventional banks.
"Just as the Catholic Church didn't take over law when large numbers of Catholics [came] to the U.S., and Jewish law doesn't govern Jewish citizens, Shariah law is not going to govern, except voluntarily, the rights and responsibilities of Muslim citizens of the United States," Stern said.
While Millennium was interested in investing in IIT's energy-efficient milling and power-generation technologies, any fundraising deal had to comply with Shariah law, which prohibits traditional features of Western deals such as charging interest, as well as association with activities such as gambling or drinking alcohol.
It is the first time in the lawless Horn of Africa country that the insurgents, who seek impose a strict form of Islamic Shariah law, have focused on men's appearance, having previously ordered women to cover their entire bodies, and banned bras.
Kartika, 32, was arrested at a hotel for breaching the country's Shariah law, which forbids Muslims drinking alcohol.
The head of a Muslim college in Warwickshire which houses the UK's first official shariah law court has spoke of the advantages of using the ancient system.
The standards were announced during a special session attended by a large number of dealers, brokers, representatives of listed companies and professors in Shariah law.
But after contemplating the matter for some time, I've got to thinking about"certain aspects of Shariah Law" (his quote).
TIME could be running out for the Archbishop of Canterbury after a media furore over his remarks in favour of Islamic Shariah law, and Paddy Power have made Ugandan-born Dr John Sentamu 2-1 favourite to become the next leader of the Church of England.