Definition of sharia
: Islamic law based on the Koran
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Scrabble score: 12 and FIQH (n): An expansion of Islamic sharia law, based directly on the Koran and Sunnah.
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Origin and Etymology of sharia
First Known Use: 1855
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Definition of sharia for English Language Learners
: the religious laws based on the Koran that Muslims follow
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