shariʽa

noun, often capitalized sha·riʽa
variants: or sharia \shəˈrēə\ or less commonly shariat \-ēət\ or sharʽ or shar \ˈshär\ or sheri \shəˈrē\ or sheria \shəˈrēə\ or sheriat \-ēət\

Definition of shariʽa

plural -s
:the body of formally established sacred law in Islam based primarily on Allah's commandments found in the Koran and revealed through the sunna of Muhammad, governing in theory not only religious matters but regulating as well political, economic, civil, criminal, ethical, social, and domestic affairs in Muslim countries, and commonly in practice being supplemented by the customary law of a region — compare adat

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Origin and Etymology of shariʽa

Arabic sharīʽah


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