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  • n. Any law (or rule) that in the opinion of believers, comes directly from the will of God (or a god).

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  • n. a law that is believed to come directly from God


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  • Al-Fārābī sought to harmonize the Platonic conception of the philoso - pher-king and divine law (nomos) with the Islamic idea of the prophet-ruler and divine law or Sharī ` ah.

    Dictionary of the History of Ideas


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