Definition of sharia
: Islamic law based on the Koran
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According to the Washington Post, there are 10 countries where homosexuality — or any deviation from heterosexuality — may be punishable by death (the punishment typically depends on that country’s interpretation of the Muslim sharia law).
Nor will the party that turned a centrist technocrat into a sharia-socialist have trouble demonizing Pelosi’s successor.
With the anti-sharia group inside, about 300 counterprotesters demonstrated on the front steps of the Capitol.
The events target sharia, which is guidance developed from the Quran that helps shape the legal systems in many Islamic countries.
Semi-autonomous Aceh province is governed by sharia Islamic law.
Earlier, a video of the men, naked and distressed as they were apprehended by sharia police, was released and viewed widely on social media.
While Islamic women are required by sharia law to cover their heads while in public, there's no such expectation for western women.
UKIP is also seeking other laws that could impact some of Britain's 2.9-million-strong Muslim minority, including limits on the use of Islamic sharia law and a legal requirement to report evidence of female genital mutilation, the BBC reported.
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Origin and Etymology of sharia
First Known Use: 1855See Words from the same year
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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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