The Sharia Law

by macknall7
Last updated 7 years ago

Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
History
Grade:
8

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The Sharia Law

-The Koran sets down basic standards of human conduct, but does not provide a detailed law code. Only a few verses deal with legal matters. During his lifetime, Muhammad helped clear up the law by interpreting provisions in the Koran and acting as a judge in legal cases. This way, Islamic law, the Sharia, became an integral part of the Muslim religion. -Following Muhammad's death in A.D. 632, companions of Muhammad ruled Arabia for about 30 years. These political-religious rulers, called caliphs, continued to develop Islamic law with their own statements and decisions. The first caliphs also won (by force) areas of land outside Arabia including Iraq, Syria, Palestine, Persia, and Egypt. As a result, elements of Jewish, Greek, Roman, Persian, and Christian church law also influenced the development of the Sharia.

The Modern Sharia Law

Sharia Law-The code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and examples of Mohammad.

In the 19th century, many Muslim countries came under the control or influence of Western colonial powers. As a result, Western-style laws, courts, and punishments began to appear within the Sharia. Some countries like Turkey abandoned the Sharia and adopted new law codes based on European systems. Most Muslim countries put the government in charge of prosecuting and punishing criminal acts. In the area of family law, many countries prohibited (having more than one husband or wife) and divorce by the husband's rejection of his wife. Since 1980, some countries with (must strictly follow religious laws) Islamic governments in power like Iran have tried to reverse the trend of westernization and return to the classic Sharia. But most Muslim legal educated people today believe that the Sharia can be changed a little and got better to modern conditions without leaving alone (and forgetting) the spirit of Islamic law or its religious foundations. Even in countries like Iran and Saudi Arabia, the Sharia is creatively changed a little and got better to new facts or conditions (that surround someone).

Our Opinion

Taylor- I think it is a pointless law because all it does is make men have higher rights than women .Mack- I think its a brutal law that has savage and unfair effects on the women and suspects of minor crimes.

Bibliography-http://www.crf-usa.org/america-responds-to-terrorism/the-origins-of-islamic-law.html-

The Sharia Law

History of the Sharia Law

What is the Sharia Law?

Advantages and Disadvantages

Advantages- There will be less crimes, such as doing drugs, rape, etc. But only Muslim men have a benefit from the law.Disadvantages- Muslim Women are not treated equally and do not have rights like the men do such as freedom of speech,not being able to drive, and they have to conceal their body and face or they will be beaten or lashed.


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