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- n. Archaic form of shari'a.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The sacred law of the Turkish empire.
There is no doubt that a study of the Mohammedan sacred texts, particularly of the "sheriat" or canon law, together with a glance over
These men called themselves "Neo-Motazelites" and boldly advocated reforms such as a thorough overhauling of the sheriat and a general modernization of Islam.
The prohibitions of the sheriat were evaded or quietly ignored.
The provisions of the sheriat, or Moslem canon law, such as the prohibition of interest rendered economic life in the modern sense impossible.
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