Sunday, October 24, 2010

Sharia Law Part II

This website is another easy to read source for background on Sharia law.

1 comment:

  1. that Tthe law is derived from four main sources really interesting:
    the Quran, Islam's holy book, considered the literal word of God; the hadith, or record of the actions and sayings of the Prophet Mohammed, whose life is to be emulated; ijma, the consensus of Islamic scholars; and qiyas, a kind of reasoning that uses analogies to apply precedents established by the holy texts to problems not covered by them, for example, a ban on narcotics based on the Quranic injunction against wine-drinking.

    In this regard the interpretation of the text is aligned with biblical text for most Christians.