Understanding Sharia

Sharia Law and Jurisprudence Project is intended to explain the academic and practical meaning and functions of Sharia. The information is drawn from a variety of sources, representing a wide range of voices, opinions, and knowledge.

As the Arabic word suggests, Sharia is a way of life; a broad system whose purpose is to guide human beings, individually and collectively, to lead a life in way that make their actions and beliefs in complete harmony. Although Sharia is often referred to as a legal system, taken in the context of the teachings of the Quran, the Sharia has no single purpose for it is concerned with all the interconnected elements of human life on earth. The Sharia presume complexity; to appreciate that aspect, we developed this interactive tool that attempts to illustrate the application of Sharia to determine the ethical and legal standing of a particular event.  

A project on this important topic is always a work in progress. The site will continue to be updated, revised, and improved as more information and more knowledge becomes available.

Use the menu, above, and links next to individual posts to navigate the content of this resource.

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What is Sharia
OpenEditor, majalla.orgEditorial Team answered 11 months ago • 
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Quran and Sharia
OpenGuest asked 9 months ago • ,
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Iman and Islam
AnsweredGuest answered 9 months ago • 
106 views1 answers1 votes
Faith, Practice, and Judgment
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Sharia and Fiqh
AnsweredEditor, majalla.orgEditorial Team answered 11 months ago • , ,
290 views1 answers3 votes