sharia law

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sharia law (countable and uncountable, plural sharia laws)

  1. (uncountable, Islam) An Islamic legal system, based upon the Qur'an, hadith, and tafsir and subsequently modified and interpreted by Islamic judges.
    • 2008 Dominic Casciani, Q&A: Sharia law explained, BBC:
      Sharia law is Islam's legal system
  2. (countable, Islam) Any of the laws in this system.