What is Sharia?
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Kalpana Jain
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Jain, K. (2021, August 30). What is Sharia? Islamic law shows Muslims how to live, and can be a force for progress as well as tool of fundamentalists. The Conversation



Islamic law, also known as sharia law, is a set of rules that Muslims adhere to that are derived from the Quran and prophetic traditions. There are many misconceptions surrounding sharia law as it is depicted as uncivilized and barbaric. In addition, there are several interpretations of sharia law which have led to either progress or fundamentalism in certain countries.


The Teaching Against Islamophobia resources were developed with funding support from the Law Foundation of BC, and the Centre for Comparative Muslim Studies at SFU.

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