or sha·ri·a, sha·ri·ʿah, sha·ri·ah
Origin of shariʿa
First recorded in 1875–80, shariʿa is from the Arabic word sharīʿah
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
Examples from the Web for sharia
Advocates claimed that it helped to preserve virtue and to affirm the application of Sharia law.Saudi Activist Manal Al-Sharif on Why She Removed the Veil
Manal Al Sharif, Advancing Human Rights
October 30, 2014
These fanatical groups wish to create fundamentalist enclaves in which some version of Sharia law will prevail.
To Western eyes and ears, Sharia law seems devoid of respect for differences of opinion or complex moral thinking.
Earlier this week she pleaded with ISIS to uphold the verdict of a makeshift Sharia court, which ruled that he was not a spy.ISIS Beheads British Aid Worker Alan Henning
October 3, 2014
Next, Labour established, in law, binding Sharia tribunals that Muslims could attend instead of normal British courts.How Britain Made James Foley's Killer
August 27, 2014
She was in an arabeeyeh, and passed me quickly along the Sharia en-Nahhasin.The Return of Dr. Fu-Manchu
- the body of canonical law based on the Koran that lays down certain duties and penalties for Muslims
Word Origin and History for sharia
Islamic religious law, 1855, from Arabic shari'ah "the revealed law," from shar' "revelation."
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper