from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Mohammedan law.

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  • n. the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed


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  • Before Islam, the word shariah, the path to God, meant the path to a watering hole.

    Day of Honey

  • If adopted, the referendum would force state courts to make religious rulings on what is and isn't shariah, which is unconstitutional.

    Judge Maintains Ruling Against Oklahoma Shariah Ban

  • But after seven in 10 Oklahoma voters on Tuesday Nov. 2 approved State Question 755, a constitutional amendment that prohibits courts from using Islamic law, known as shariah, Albahadily suddenly feels a little less at home in the Sooner State.

    Oklahoma Muslims Unsure of Status After Shariah Referendum

  • Sadly, the notion of shariah, or Islam, "taking over" America in a manner somewhat akin to the Seed Pods from The Return of the Body Snatchers seems to be infecting segments of the national political discourse, despite its inherent absurdity.

    Asma Uddin: Caliphate on the Range? The Shariah Precedent in American Courts

  • The decision by the North West Frontier Province to enact Islamic law, known as shariah, in the Malakand region means yielding to a major demand of the Taliban fighting in Swat.

    Missile Strike Kills Taliban Militants in Pakistan

  • Unlike the UK's civil court system, the so-called shariah courts derive their power from the consent of those who voluntarily seek their judgement or arbitration.


  • Nor does any sensible person argue that Christians who lobby to ban abortions should be themselves banned from the country, even they they are attempting to impose their own 'shariah' (holy law) on the country.

  • The only one way we can "WIN" in afghanistan is to be able to separate other talibans that are willing to join the Karzai government and work together to build their nation for peace and prosperity from the extremists talibans that strongly believe in the shariah muslim laws and willing to take over the power in afghanistan by force or terrorise day and nights their own people to achieve that goal.

    CNN Poll: Americans mostly agree with Obama on Afghanistan

  • Without the Sufi imagination, one would think that word "light" in 5:15 was metaphorical, as something that illuminates, meaning the Prophet's sunnah illuminates the shariah.

    Muqtedar Khan: Prophet Muhammad's Birthday: To Celebrate or Not to Celebrate

  • In 2008, his successor, Rowan Williams, said it would be helpful if shariah law -- with all its vicious misogyny, which says that women are worth half of a man -- was integrated into British family courts.

    Johann Hari: Will Britain Finally Stop Bishops From Writing Its Laws?


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