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sharia

noun, often capitalized sha·ria \shə-ˈrē-ə\

Simple Definition of sharia

  • : the religious laws based on the Koran that Muslims follow

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of sharia

  1. :  Islamic law based on the Koran

Variants of sharia

also shari'a or shariah or shari'ah \shə-ˈrē-ə\

Origin of sharia

Arabic sharīʽa


First Known Use: 1855


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