What Is Sharia Law?

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Much criticism lately has been given towards Islamic Law, otherwise known as “Sharia Law.” The criticism stems from the harsh penalties for acts that in many other legal systems around the world, like common law, would not be crimes. Sharia is especially harsh on women, people of other faiths, and homosexuals.

Substantive Common, Civil and Criminal Law
Most developed countries have some sort of Common Law, which governs criminal law, and civil law. Many counties ' legal systems are based upon Common Law, including the United States. It encompasses contract law, tort law, wills, real property, and criminal law. It is the rules that govern rights and obligations of individuals and collective bodies. In contrast, Procedural law govern
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Other than that, Sharia according to those who support secular laws and punishments, is nothing more than a barbaric, misogynous, homophobic body of rules accumulated in response to the military aspirations of the supposed “prophet” Mohammad, as he traveled throughout the Middle East driven by lust of power and military prowess. Sharia merely bound and oppressed, and still does, the common Muslim, so that those in power in Islam can enjoy complete power and dominance. In other words, Sharia is used to control the people, and to force them to submit to the Islamic clerics …show more content…
The reason for this is because these crimes are considered to be crimes against God, Allah, and against the rights of God. The punishment is the most severe for these crimes, and is fixed in the Quran. (Hadd, 2015)

There are six such crimes, with the punishments established in the Quran accordingly: Theft/amputation of the hand; illicit sexual relations like fornication or adultery or homosexuality/death by stoning or 100 lashes; accusing others of illicit sex with no actual proof (which modernly, American 's would say no probable cause) punished by eighty lashes; drinking alcohol, eighty lashes; falling away from the faith, death or banishment from the community; and robbery on a highway, which results in the harshest of punishments-death. (Hadd,

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