Essay On Sharia Law

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“LIFE UNDER SHARIA LAW” 1. CONCEPT OF ISLAM AND SHARIA LAW Islam is a monotheistic, Abrahamic religion which is governed by the Quran, their holy book. It is the religious text that is considered by the Islam followers as the discourse from God. An adherent of Islam is known as a Muslim. Islam is second most practiced religion of the world after Christianity. All over the world, many countries are Islamic countries and these practices ‘Sharia Law’. Muslims are mainly divided into two sects, Sunnis and Shias. Sharia Law is the body of Islamic Law. This Arabic term means ‘way’ or ‘path’ in English. Sharia law is a legal framework that governs and regulates public as well as some private aspects of lives of those living in a legal system based on Islam. It includes mostly all the aspects of everyday life like, politics, economy, business and contract laws, laws related to marriage and sexuality and other social issues. Sharia law does not contain any uniform coded law,…show more content…
There are four major schools of the Sunni Sharia Law. These schools are: Hanifi, Maliki, Shafi’I and Hanbali. On the other hand there is only one major school for the Shia Sharia Law, which is Jafari. These schools cover the same Sharia law when it comes to matters explained in the Quran but they only differ on the interpretation of the matters that are not expressly stated in the Quran. 3. Life under Sharia Law- Laws and Practices Many Islamic countries like Pakistan, the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Afghanistan etc are governed by the Sharia Law or the Islamic Law. The life in these countries and the standard and ways of living are different in these countries as compared to the other countries of the world. Some common laws and practices under the Sharia Law are being discussed in detail

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