shariʿa

or sha·ri·a, sha·ri·ʿah, sha·ri·ah

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

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

Nearby words

  1. shari,
  2. sharia,
  3. sharia-compliant,
  4. sharif,
  5. sharing economy,
  6. shark,
  7. shark bell,
  8. shark biscuit,
  9. shark net,
  10. shark patrol

Origin of shariʿa

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

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