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  Learn more about Sharia in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Sharia or Shariah is the body of religious law governing the Sunni and Shia branches of Islam.
The comprehensive nature of Sharia law is due to the belief that the law must provide all that is necessary for a person's spiritual and physical well-being.
Islamic law to American Muslims in Dearborn, Boston, or Houston is a very different thing than Islamic law to religious Muslims in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the Gaza Strip, western China, Indonesia, or Pakistan.
www.onlineencyclopedia.org /s/sh/sharia.html   (739 words)

 Review of Encyclopedia of Islamic Law: A Compendium of the Major Schools
Bakhtiar takes credit for "adapting" the Encyclopedia of Islamic Law, which means that she has mostly translated one book from Arabic, then reshaped it for an English-speaking readership.
To other readers, it provides a fascinating immersion into the world of Islamic jurisprudence in all its complexities, common-sensical variation, and stunning dissimilarity from modern Western life.
The titles of sections give their flavor: "a disobedient wife," "taking an oath to refrain from sex with one's wife," and "the inheritance of a fetus, disowned and illegitimate children." The five schools usually agree on essentials and disagree on details.
www.danielpipes.org /article/725   (308 words)

 CBC News: Ontario Premier rejects use of Shariah law
His announcement comes after hundreds of demonstrators around the world this week protested a proposal to let Ontario residents use Islamic law for settling family disputes.
The protests were generally peaceful, but on the outskirts of the Toronto demonstration, pro-Shariah activist Mubin Shaikh and his wife, Joanne Sijka, verbally sparred with protesters.
Shaikh said the misuse of Shariah doesn't mean it should be excluded from Canadian civil law.
www.cbc.ca /story/canada/national/2005/09/09/sharia-protests-20050909.html   (407 words)

 Amazon.co.uk: Books: Encyclopedia of Islamic Law: A Compendium of the Views of the Major Schools   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Encyclopedia of Islamic Law: A Compendium of the Views of the Major Schools
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