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Sharia

or Sha·ri·ah, Sha·ri·ʿa, Sha·ri·ʿah

[ shuh-ree-uh, shah-ree-ah ]
/ ʃəˈri ə, ʃɑˈri ɑ /
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noun Islam.
law, seen as deriving from the Quran,hadith,ijmaʿ, and qiyas.
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Origin of Sharia

First recorded in 1855–60; from Arabic sharīʿah “law,” from sharaʿa “to prescribe”
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British Dictionary definitions for Sharia

sharia

sheria

/ (ʃəˈriːə) /

noun
the body of canonical law based on the Koran that lays down certain duties and penalties for Muslims

Word Origin for sharia

Arabic
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