Sharia Law for Non-Muslims by Bill WarnerIslam is a political system with its own body of laws called Sharia. Sharia law is based on entirely different principles than our laws. Many of these laws concern the non-Muslim.
What does Sharia law mean for the citizens of this state? How will this affect us? What are the long-term effects of granting Muslims the right to be ruled by Sharia, instead of our laws? Each and every demand that Muslims make is based on the idea of implementing Sharia law in America. Should we allow any Sharia at all? Why? Why not?
How can any political or legal authority make decisions about Sharia law if they do not know what it is? Is this moral?
The answers to all of these questions are found in this book.
What is Sharia Law? -Shiekh Yasir Qadhi
Traditional theory of Islamic jurisprudence recognizes four sources of sharia : the Quran, sunnah authentic hadith , qiyas analogical reasoning , [note 1] and ijma juridical consensus. Classical jurisprudence was elaborated by private religious scholars , largely through legal opinions fatwas issued by qualified jurists muftis.
Shariah Law: The Five Things Every Non-Muslim (and Muslim) Should Know
Sharia , an Arabic word meaning "the right path," refers to traditional Islamic law. The Sharia comes from the Koran, the sacred book of Islam, which Muslims consider the actual word of God. The Sharia also stems from the Prophet Muhammad's teachings and interpretations of those teachings by certain Muslim legal scholars. Muslims believe that Allah God revealed his true will to Muhammad, who then passed on Allah's commands to humans in the Koran. Since the Sharia originated with Allah, Muslims consider it sacred. Between the seventh century when Muhammad died and the 10th century, many Islamic legal scholars attempted to interpret the Sharia and to adapt it to the expanding Muslim Empire.
Asma Afsaruddin does not work for, consult, own shares in or receive funding from any company or organisation that would benefit from this article, and has disclosed no relevant affiliations beyond their academic appointment. Sharia is more accurately understood as referring to wide-ranging moral and broad ethical principles drawn from the Quran and the practices and sayings hadith of Prophet Muhammad. These broad principles are interpreted by jurists to come up with specific legal rulings and moral prescriptions. It is the result of human intellectual activity and is therefore, by definition, fallible and changeable. I want to caution against reducing Sharia to just one or two legal principles and picking out certain punishments as being characteristic of Sharia. Sharia provides guidance on how to live an ethical life.
Shariah is the law of the Qur'an and literally means "A path to life giving water. Therefore, Shariah is actually ingrained in Abrahamic tradition. Shariah is comprised of five main branches: adab behavior, morals and manners , ibadah ritual worship , i'tiqadat beliefs , mu'amalat transactions and contracts and 'uqubat punishments. These branches combine to create a society based on justice, pluralism and equity for every member of that society. Furthermore, Shariah forbids that it be imposed on any unwilling person. Islam's founder, Prophet Muhammad, demonstrated that Shariah may only be applied if people willingly apply it to themselves--never through forced government implementation.