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  "What is Shariah? - Definition/Description potpourri" by Dr. Mohammad Omar Farooq   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Shari'ah is the set of rules derived from both the Holy Quran and the authentic traditions (Sunnah) of the Prophet (peace be upon him) and the scholarly opinions (Ijtehad) based on Quran and Sunnah.
The Shari'ah includes the Islamic beliefs and concepts and their implications concerning the attributes of God, the nature of life, what is apparent and what is hidden in it, the nature of man, and the interrelationships among these.
Shari’ah, or Islamic law, is the "centerpiece and backbone of the religion of Islam." It is based on the Qur’an, which Muslims believe is the revealed book of God given to Muhammad over 23 years, ending in 632 CE, and the Sunnah, or example of the Prophet Muhammad, whom Muslims believe was divinely guided.
www.globalwebpost.com /farooqm/study_res/islam/fiqh/farooq_shariah.html   (2038 words)

  SHARIAH: THE WAY OF JUSTICE   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
What I therefore wish to attempt is to discuss the place of justice in the Shari’ah and the basis and nature of the provisions regarding women and criminal punishment in a way that may at lest generate understanding and tolerance, if not agreement.
The Shari’ah itself is therefore the ultimate criterion of justice and mercy, and cannot and ought not to be measured against changing human standards.
The overall scheme of the Shari’ah and its various specific provisions are largely determined by the way Islam resolves the perennial question of tension between the individual and society and the fundamental and crucial role it assigns to the family.
www.youngmuslims.ca /online_library/books/shariah_the_way_to_justice   (5332 words)

 Shariah Capital | About
Shariah Capital looks for opportunities, usually with joint venture partners, to establish new companies or to restructure existing companies or investment partnerships to comply with Shariah, particularly in industries whose underlying businesses, by definition, largely are Shariah compliant: healthcare, technology, energy, telecommunications, consumer and basic industries (construction, manufacturing, mining, etc.).
Shariah Capital management has learned that Shariah scholars, working together with Western legal and finance professionals, should be involved early in the development process of a Shariah compliant product—both for their guidance as Islamic jurists as well as for their commitment to serious scholarship.
Shariah Capital has always enjoyed close working relationships with some of the most reputable scholars in Islamic finance, the result of Eric Meyer’s early and full-time commitment since 2000 to learn directly from, and to work individually and collectively with, prominent Shariah scholars.
www.shariahfunds.com /about/about.php   (1338 words)

 Companies in Islamic (Sharia) Law
Shariah mainly is based on the versus of the Holy Quran and the teachings and practices of the Prophet Mohammed (the Sunna).
Shariah rules of inheritance are applied in the countries in the Area.
Shariah inheritance rules regulate wills by providing that a will can only be applied and valid to a certain portion of the total estate and to specific persons.
www.gulf-law.com /islamic_law.html   (443 words)

 Mail & Guardian Online:
The establishment of "shariah states" (by the governors of 12 states with Muslim majorities) in Nigeria, a country just emerging from nearly two decades of military rule, has come to define shariah since late 1999, but the proclamation of a "shariah state" in Sudan in 1983 had already drawn attention to this phenomenon in Africa.
Astonished observers found that the call to "full shariah" by the governor of Zamfara state in late 1999 was hugely popular with the masses; he had little option but to concede to mass demands, he claimed.
Since shariah is not a Western import it can be appropriated as a "traditional" and legitimate weapon for people who have suffered from colonial modernity and post-colonial development.
www.mg.co.za /Content/l3.jsp?a=60&o=9732   (1262 words)

 Shariah and Tariqah
Shariah means the path and the Shariat-e-Muhammadia means the path followed by the Holy Prophet sall Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, and it is absolutely popular and universal and is not limited to few commands relating to physical existence of body.
It should be borne in mind that the disrespect or contempt of Shariah tantamount to infidelity.
Shariah are the heirs of the Last of the Holy Prophet sall Allahu `alayhi wa sallam, and that they are the flag bearers of the troops of religion and are guardians and custodians of the Science of Shariah.
www.sunnah.org /tasawwuf/shariah_tariqah.htm   (1191 words)

 Shariah Rulings in Islamic banking and insurance
Q - What is the Shari'ah viewpoint concerning the purchase of tickets for travel and their resale, on a murabahah basis, to clients, by means of a special arrangement between the bank and the national (or any other) airline?
Moreover, what may not lawfully be possessed may not lawfully be bought or sold, like a mosque, or land bequeathed as a religious endowment, or a similarly bequeathed well, or anything else that may not be bought or sold.
All the conditions in the transaction that were required to protect our rights were fulfilled.But the one difficulty that remained in the process was that the factory was being held as security for a debt, and that it would remain as such until the bank took possession of it.
www.islamic-banking.com /shariah/sr_murabaha.php   (3434 words)

 RESTORATION OF SHARIAH IN NIGERIA: CHALLENGES AND BENEFITS   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Certain aspects of the social dimension of the Shariah, which have long been abandoned or neglected such as state participation in the collection and distribution of Zakat or regulating commercial practices to conform to the ideals of the Shariah, are revived or reinvigorated.
A more sinister political challenge which Muslims had to contend with for championing the adoption of Shariah to regulate their entire life were incessant acts of harassment and threats of one form of reprisal and political intimidation or another from their brethren in the south.
To prove their thesis that the Shariah is discriminatory against women and non-Muslims, a consortium of NGOs undertook a fact-finding mission, in February 2000 or thereabout, to Gusau, Zamfara State in the heat of the debate about that State’s adoption of the Shariah.
www.shariah2001.nmnonline.net /yadudu_paper.htm   (5983 words)

 CBC News Indepth: Islam
The word Shariah means "the path to a watering hole." It denotes an Islamic way of life — not just a system of criminal justice.
One of the major concerns of people critical of Shariah law is that it is subject to interpretation and evolution.
Most of the concerns about the creation of "Shariah" tribunals have focused on the fear that Muslim women may feel they are being forced into taking part in a process of binding arbitration according to Muslim family law instead of resolving their disputes through the court system.
www.cbc.ca /news/background/islam/shariah-law.html   (929 words)

 CBC News: Quebec gives thumbs down to Shariah law
Houda-Pépin says she is concerned Ontario legislators may decide to allow Shariah courts to operate in that province.
It can be important for a Muslim to be granted a divorce under Muslim law, especially if he or she intends to move to a Muslim country in the future and remarry.
One of the major concerns of people critical of Shariah law is that it is subject to interpretation and evolution.
cbc.ca /story/canada/national/2005/05/26/shariah-quebec050526.html?...   (358 words)

 CNN.com - Woman sentenced to stoning freed - Feb. 23, 2004
The Shariah Court of Appeal ruled on Thursday that Amina Lawal's conviction was invalid because she was already pregnant when harsh Islamic Shariah law was implemented in her home province.
Shariah law, based on the teachings in the Quran, Islam's holy book, is practiced in 12 of Nigeria's 36 states.
Under the strict Shariah law, pregnancy outside marriage constitutes sufficient evidence for a woman to be convicted of adultery.
www.cnn.com /2003/WORLD/africa/09/25/nigeria.stoning   (657 words)

 CNN.com - Shariah battle decided out of court - August 7, 2002
While some conservative Muslims believe Shariah law could eradicate corruption, drug use and family breakdowns, there is still only minimal support for it, even in a country in which some 85 percent of the 210 million people are Muslim.
In Nigeria, the introduction of Shariah law in the Muslim-dominated northern states led to thousands being killed in subsequent ethnic violence between Muslims and the Christian majority in the south.
In Malaysia, women's groups have opposed Shariah law on the grounds they are treated as inferior to men in the eyes of the law.
archives.cnn.com /2002/WORLD/asiapcf/southeast/08/06/seasia.shariah/index.html   (1026 words)

 RELIGION-KENYA: Christians Fear Shariah Will Undermine Tolerance
The demand for shariah heightened during the National Constitutional Conference, which adjourned in Nairobi on Jun. 6.
Christians fear that shariah would split Kenya, which for a long time has been regarded as an oasis of tranquillity in the troubled region, along religious lines.
Shariah is also threatening to tear Nigeria - Africa's most populous nation - apart.
www.ipsnews.net /interna.asp?idnews=18853   (865 words)

 OpinionJournal - Featured Article
The injustices these women are exposed to in the name of Islam vary from extreme cruelty (forced marriages; imprisonment or death after rape) to grossly unfair treatment in matters of marriage, divorce and inheritance.
Under Shariah, a girl becomes eligible for marriage from the moment she starts to menstruate.
Inheritance based on the Shariah means that wives will get only a small portion of the property of their husbands and a sister will get half what her brother gets.
www.opinionjournal.com /editorial/feature.html?id=110007112   (1212 words)

So, let me first briefly tell you, why Shariah law cannot be exercised or imposed on a people, who practically, as far their normal way of life is concerned, are the not ideal Muslims, much to the contrary.
If the Shariah interpretation of one sect is imposed, then it will not just be the non‑Muslims who will be dispossessed of the fundamental right of participation in the country's legislation, but within Islam also there would be many sects who would be deprived of this right.
Hardly any case was tried by the Muslim Shariah Court because police had raised the price of bribery and they threatened everyone that if they did not pay double the price of ordinary bribe, they would channel their case through the Shariah Court.
www.alislam.org /books/shariah   (5895 words)

 Mr. Dowling's Shariah Page
Shariah law tells many devout Muslims what to eat, how to pray, and how to behave in public.
Under Shariah law, people may not consume alcohol, borrow money at interest, or allow women in their family to go out in public without a veil.
Shariah law allows a man to take as many as four wives, provided his first wife agrees and he is able to support all of his wives and children.
www.mrdowling.com /608-shariah.html   (291 words)

 Acton Lecture 2002: Islam in Pluralist Indonesia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
The first Shariah regulation that was introduced was a prohibition on women and young girls going out in the evening.
While in itself this common good is a huge mandate and burden on the Muslim community, there is still another huge burden and mandate, especially for the Muslim community in Indonesia and at the very least according to what our organisation has understood in the past 20 years.
Shariah was to preserve the dignity of mankind.
www.cis.org.au /Events/acton/acton02.htm   (4175 words)

 Shariah Islamic Law - The Sharia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Islamic law or the Shariah is the rules set forth in the Muslim’s holy book the Quran and the teachings of prohpet Muhammad Peace be upon him and all the prophets of God.
The word Sharia, Shariah, Sharee’ah, Shari’ah in arabic means ‘the source’ or sometimes linguistically it was refered to a source of water or an oasis.
Shariah law covers everything in one’s daily life from eating and sleeping to politics and government.
www.shariah.net   (1497 words)

 Islamic Law, known as "Shariah": primary source of persecution of Christians.
Shariah is the primary source of persecution for Christians in Muslim dominated states.
Shariah is the system of civil law that is based upon the Qur’an and the Ahadith and the work of Muslim scholars in the first two centuries of Islam.
Shariah is primarily meant for all Muslims, but applies to a certain extent also for people living inside a Muslim society.
www.bible.ca /islam/islam-kills-islamic-law-shariah.htm   (1428 words)

 ► » Islam: Learn Arabic & Islam Online, Arabic Language Courses
Traditional courses of instruction in Classical Arabic and the Shariah sciences aimed at English speakers.
Thus the emphasis in the initial 5 months is on mastering the fundamentals of Arabic grammar, Arabic morphology and Arabic vocabulary that is needed to understand the texts.
As you will read in the testimonials section from students who pursued traditional Islamic education in Yemen and Syria and who have enrolled in this program, this is an opportunity to seize as they themselves can't believe what they had traveled all over the world to learn is being offered right here in Toronto...
www.shariahprogram.ca   (726 words)

 MENAFN - Middle East North Africa . Financial Network News: BAHRAIN, 25 March 2005 — A new Shariah compliant ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
BAHRAIN, 25 March 2005 — A new Shariah compliant investment fund, which offers an opportunity to invest in the telecommunication sector of countries in the Middle East and Africa, was launched on Wednesday night.
The fund is open-ended with a target capital of $500 million and will invest in listed and unlisted Shariah compliant equity and equity-related securities of telecommunications and related infrastructure companies established or operating in the region.
The new fund is also aimed to broaden Al-Tawfeek's range of investment funds and provide investors with an opportunity to invest in a recently liberalized industry, where cellular telecommunications is in the early stage of the industry lifecycle and the successful experience of developed markets is being replicated in the region.
www.menafn.com /qn_news_story_s.asp?storyid=85234   (531 words)

 Seven Oaks Magazine.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
“Shariah” is a term encompassing a broad collection of laws and over a thousand years worth of jurisprudential study based on the Qu’ran and the Sunnah or Hadith (guidelines based on lessons from the life examples and specific instructions of the Prophet Muhammad).
Within that framework, the worst elements of such disparate phenomena as racism, pluralism and multiculturalism are rendering toxic a discourse that either hides a regressive, thin-edge-of-the-wedge establishment of ghettoized religious courts behind a wall of banal pleasantries about diversity, or else appeals to the basest Islamophobia and prejudice in opposition to it.
Shariah courts mark the ‘opportunity’ for some layers of the Muslim community in the face of the ‘crises’ of a general democratic breakdown and campaign of scapegoating.
www.sevenoaksmag.com /commentary/30_comm1.html   (509 words)

 Islamic Law - Shariah   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-13)
Shariah is the system of civil law that is based upon the Qur’an and the Ahadith and the work of Muslim scholars in the first two centuries of Islam.
Shariah is the totality of religious, political, social, domestic and private life.
Shariah is primarily meant for all Muslims, but applies to a certain extent also for people living inside a Muslim society.
www.mylinuxisp.com /~jrlaw/islam/islamic_law-shariah.htm   (1378 words)

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