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n. - The code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed.

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  • If adopted, the referendum would force state courts to make religious rulings on what is and isn't shariah, which is unconstitutional.
  • Unlike the UK's civil court system, the so-called shariah courts derive their power from the consent of those who voluntarily seek their judgement or arbitration.
  • The decision by the North West Frontier Province to enact Islamic law, known as shariah, in the Malakand region means yielding to a major demand of the Taliban fighting...
  • The country is littered with their shariah courts. for more
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