Shari’ah Law: What it is and what it is not

Far from a medieval code of capital punishments, the Shari’ah is a dynamic ethico-legal system designed to safeguard and advance core human values. In fact, just as the US Constitution references the basic human values of unity, justice, tranquility, welfare, and liberty, so too each of these is also a fundamental value of the Shari’ah. The two, however, diverge at a fundamental point – their source. Whereas the US Constitution was written […]

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