Sharia Law - List of Key Rules
Sharia law is the law of Islam. The Sharia (also spelled Shariah
or Shari'a) law is cast from the actions and words of
which are called "Sunnah," and the Quran,
which he dictated. Sharia law itself cannot be altered but the interpretation of Sharia law, called "figh,"
by imams is given some latitude.
As a legal system, Sharia law is exceptionally broad. While other legal
codes regulate public
behavior, Sharia law regulates public behavior, private behavior and even private
beliefs. Of all legal systems in the world today, Sharia law is the most
intrusive and restrictive, especially against women.
According to Sharia law:
• Theft is punishable by amputation of the right hand (above).
• Criticizing or denying any part of the Quran is punishable by death.
Muhammad or denying
that he is a prophet is punishable by death.
• Criticizing or denying Allah is punishable by death (see
Allah moon god).
• A Muslim who becomes a non-Muslim is punishable by death (compulsion in
• A non-Muslim who leads a Muslim away from Islam is punishable by death.
• A non-Muslim man who marries a Muslim woman is punishable by death.
• A man can marry an infant girl and consummate the marriage when she is 9 years old.
• Girls' clitoris should be cut (Muhammad's
words, Book 41, Kitab Al-Adab, Hadith 5251).
• A woman can have 1 husband, who can have up to 4 wives; Muhammad can have more.
• A man can beat his wife for insubordination (see Religion of
• A man can unilaterally divorce his wife; a woman needs her husband's consent to divorce.
• A divorced wife loses custody of all children over 6 years of age or when they exceed it.
• Testimonies of four male witnesses are required to prove rape against a woman.
• A woman who has been raped cannot testify in court against her rapist(s).
• A woman's testimony in court, allowed in property cases, carries
½ the weight of a man's.
• A female heir inherits half of what a male heir inherits (see Errors in Quran).
• A woman cannot drive a car, as it leads to fitnah (upheaval).
• A woman cannot speak alone to a man who is not her husband or relative.
• Meat to eat must come from animals that have been sacrificed to Allah - i.e., be "Halal".
• Muslims should engage in Taqiyya and lie to non-Muslims to advance Islam.
• The list goes on. See
Sharia law in America,
and Saudi Arabia.
Which countries use Sharia law?
Muslims' aspired Sharia state is the birthplace of Muhammad that has no legal code other than the Sharia
and enforces it without mercy:
Saudi Arabia. But as detailed below, Sharia law is also used in full or in part,
nationally or regionally in:
|| The Netherlands*
||United Arab Emirates
|| United States
|| United Kingdom
|| Saudi Arabia
|| W. Bank & Gaza (89%)**
* In the
United States, Canada,
and other European countries that resist Sharia law, it has proven adept at infiltrating elements of the society that are left vulnerable
(see Sharia law in America
and Islamization of America).
** Percent of Muslims who favor making Sharia the official law in their
country (source: Pew Forum Research). In many countries where an official secular legal system exists alongside Sharia, majority of their Muslim
citizens favor making Sharia the official law. For example, while Egypt's
military blocked the
Muslim Brotherhood's efforts in this direction in 2013, 74% of Egypt's Muslims still
favor it. Even in Jordan, Indonesia and Malaysia - Muslim countries with
progressive images - the relatively secular ruling elite sit atop Muslim
masses, 71%, 72% and 86% respectively of whom want their countries to be ruled by Sharia. And in Iraq, where the United States
has been propping up democracy since 2003, 91% of its Muslims want to live under Sharia.
The number of countries penetrated by Sharia law continues to
grow, as does the depth of its penetration in the countries already affected. This penetration is not by happenstance; it is managed to occur in five
phases: see Spread of Islam
and how to Stop Islam.
Continued: Sharia law in America
Saudi Arabia, and "Religion of Peace?"
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