shariʿa

or sha·ri·a, sha·ri·ʿah, sha·ri·ah

[ shuh-ree-uh, shah-ree-ah ]
/ ʃəˈri ə, ʃɑˈri ɑ /

noun Islam.

law, seen as deriving from the Koran, hadith, ijmaʿ, and qiyas.

Origin of shariʿa

First recorded in 1875–80, shariʿa is from the Arabic word sharīʿah
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