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Shari'a (Islamic Law)

  • By: Abdullah Saeed
  • In: Encyclopedia of Global Studies
  • Edited by: Helmut K. Anheier & Mark Juergensmeyer
  • Subject:Globalization, Social Policy (general), Cultural Geography

Shari'a is the common standard for moral and spiritual behavior that is observed by Muslims around the world. The Arabic term Shari'a can be interpreted in a number of different ways: It can mean “the path” or “the way,” but it is generally used to describe ...

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