The literal meaning of Sharia is “the way to water.” The Sharia is a broad term for Islamic law, and represents the way to God and purity.
The overarching goal of the Sharia is to establish justice. Islamic law is not meant to suppress women or individual freedom. It is meant to create a just and peaceful society.
The Law of Islam is derived from three primary sources:
The Sharia is not just a crude set of laws derived from ancient texts. It is a code that has worked admirably for many different societies for over a thousand years. And Sharia is still effective in several different nations even today.
It is no coincidence that those societies that still practice Islamic Law tend to have lower crime rates, less drug abuse, and a lower occurrence of sexually transmitted diseases.
The purpose of the Shariah is to protect five important aspects of Islamic society:
You might think the Sharia is arcane and overbearing. How can any government dictate what makes a good family? How can a modern government punish someone for choosing a different faith?
One must understand that Islam is not just a religion. Islam is a way of life. For devout Muslims, Islam is life.
In Islam, there is no such thing as separation of church and state. The Church (or Mosque) and the State are not considered two different entities.
The Government runs the state according to the laws of Sharia. And Islamic Law is the foundation for a just and peaceful society.
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