I’ve read many posts about Islam, Islamophobia and Shariah. There seem to be a wide spread fear, especially of Shariah. Many posts reveal that there’s a lack of knowledge about Shariah. And no wonder, Shariah is difficult. There are scholars dedicating their whole life to understand Shariah and how it’s working. And I don’t claim to be an expert.
Shariah literally means “A path to life giving water.”
Shariah is the combination of two components. First the Koran. Islams main source and holy book. Second, the fatwa – a ruling on a point of Islamic law given by a recognized authority.
This tells us that Shariah isn’t a bunch of existing laws that can be applied in a democracy. To implement Shariah you need a religious leadership.Someone that weighs on the question vs. the Koran. The ruling is the fatwa.
The polity would be theocracy.
The pic. shows the components of Shariah. The greatest part is about worship and family. That’s the two parts that is similar to when Jews or Christians ask their rabbi or pastor for advice.
Personally I don’t mind the 95% that’s about family and worshiping. The last five percent is a bit harder on a modern westerner. I’m not likely to thrive under such harsh circumstances. It’s hard to understand why one would submit to methods from 1400 years ago.