What is Sharia Law?

  • post Type / Young Humanists International
  • Date / 19 October 2010

What is Sharia Law ?

We hear Sharia Law frequently in major media almost everyday. Most of us know this is an Islamic law, but what exactly Sharia Law is? must be wondering on our mind. So, let’s understand nuts and bolts of Sharia Law:

The  Sharia Law is for the Muslim or Islamic. Sharia means a path to a watering hole. The Sharia Law has a lot to do with the Muslim’s and Islamic’s way of life.

The Sharia Law is when people base their laws on the Koran and the religions of Islam. In Muslim states, religions writings are the law, not just a theology.

Under Sharia Law, the woman represents temptation, to such an extent that it is considered her doing when a rapist attacks her. Men are occasionally punished for adultery, but only women are punished for adultery by death. To be free from blame a rape victim needs to have several male witnesses (yeah, right!). Otherwise she is held accountable and under Shariah Law she should be executed. You might have heard frequent news about violation of women rights in Islamic country. That is happening due to the sinful assumption of Koran.

Within Sharia Law, there is a specific set of offences known as the Hadd offences. These are crimes punished by specific penalties, such as stoning, lashes or the severing of a hand. The penalties for Hadd offences are not universally adopted as law in Islamic countries.

Sharia Law emerged around 1400 years ago by Mohammed. It is a Divine teaching of prophet Mohammed. It is considered as a non changeable saying of Mohammed. It is actually from the Hadd of Mohammedos life and those were written some 200+ years after his death. Mohammed did not read or write. Now we can rationally justify using our own experience, how reliable Sharia Law is? Sharia Law was a word of mouth by Mohammed some 1400 years back and it came to written forums after 200 years. It must have been exploited during 200 years gap. 

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