or Sha·ri·ah, Sha·ri·ʿa, Sha·ri·ʿah
[ shuh-ree-uh, shah-ree-ah ]
/ ʃəˈri ə, ʃɑˈri ɑ /
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Origin of Sharia
First recorded in 1855–60; from Arabic sharīʿah “law,” from sharaʿa “to prescribe”
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How to use Sharia in a sentence
In the second episode, Oliver discussed the implementation of Shariah law in the sultanate of Brunei.‘Last Week Tonight’ Does Real Journalism, No Matter What John Oliver Says|Asawin Suebsaeng|September 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In one of many tweets to her 2,000 followers, she says, “Gain true honor by living under the law of Shariah.”The Bride of ISIS Revealed|Jamie Dettmer|September 3, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The only solution to jahiliyyah was full acceptance of Shariah law.Why the Caliphate Will Devour Its Children|Philip Jenkins|July 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Appropriately enough, Brunei sent a delegation to Saudi Arabia, to see how they implemented shariah there.
Just two weeks later, the Sultan issued his decree that shariah, Islamic law, would be the new law of the land.
British Dictionary definitions for Sharia
/ (ʃəˈriːə) /
the body of canonical law based on the Koran that lays down certain duties and penalties for Muslims
Word Origin for sharia
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