R.S Revision Notes Sharia Law

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Sharia Law what is it?


Sharia law is the Islam legal system that helps to control and advise every aspect of a Muslims life it is different to western laws which focus just on a few matters such as crime were as Muslim life advises and rules on every aspect of life. It is derived from the Koran, which to Muslims is the word of their God, examples from the Prophet Mohammad’s life and the rulings of scholars (fatwas) who study certain parts of Islam law. Muslims living in Britain have tried in the past to make Sharia law part of the British law but these attempts have failed because some Muslims use the law in ways that do not fit in line with the British and EU human rights laws such


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