Sharia (popularly known as Islamic law) is based on the revelation of Koran and the traditions of Muhammad (sunna and hadith), but has been complemented by the work of Muslim scholars during the first four centuries of Islam. Sharia prescribes the religious and non-religious duties of Muslims. It also stipulates specific penalties for crimes such as robbery, adultery, incest/pedophilia, fornication, and rape.
|Keywords||Islamic law, Sharia|
|Note||To be published in: J.G. Golson & O. Patterson (Eds.), Cultural sociology of the Middle East, Asia and Africa. London: SAGE, ISBN 978-1-412-98176-7|
Shehada, N.Y.. (2011). The Sharia. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/1765/32932