and unchanging law, or Way of truth and justice. Sharia is the ideal law as it ought to be in the Divine realm, and as such it is by definition unknown to. Muslims believe Sharia is God's law, but they differ as to what exactly it entails. ( Sharia law regulates public life, namely interactions between individuals. ..

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    Here is an in-depth but easy-to-understand explanation of Islam's Sharia law, including a list of its key rules. As you can see, the most controversial elements. Whilst the LCJ said: There is no reason why principles of sharia law, or any other 3 4 ciepredengunsee.gaunal. circumstance helps to explain why so much of sharia (Islamic law) is customary (' urf). Only about 80 Quranic verses are concrete legal pronouncements.

    Skip to main content. Log In Sign Up. Islamic Law and Human Rights. A case in point is that in February , a Maldivian Sharia- Common Law Court sentenced a fifteen year old girl to lashes and house arrest for 8 months for engaging in premarital sex. Considering this case and more like it, the question on the mind of human rights scholars then is whether or not the judicial injunctions of the Islamic sharia law are compatible with the Human Rights Act. It is the opinion of many, especially human rights activists and groups that the Sharia law is an affront to the Human Right Act. They substantiate their claims using this kind of case and others in which the Sharia stipulations has gone against the rights of women1. The task of this paper is to discuss critically the Islamic concept of law and justice the Sharia and its relationship to the Universal Human Rights Act. First is a presentation of the case study of this paper which will be aimed at introducing the issue to be discussed in this paper. Secondly, the paper will go into the argument by making a brief presentation of understanding of the Islamic concept of law and justice focusing on the Sharia and making a parallel presentation of Universal Declaration of Human Rights UDHR. The paper will then further focus on presenting the relationship between Sharia and the Human Rights Act. The most important question to answer in this paper is whether Sharia law is compatible with the Human Rights Act or not. A critical observation is offered later in this paper towards finding a way forward. CASE STUDY On the paradise island of Maldives, where tourists delight in beaches, sex, and rose petal bungalow beds with breathtaking views, a 15 year-old girl was arrested after years of sexual abuse. Police discovered a dead newborn buried in an outdoor shower.

    Works related by less reliable narrators, which are called al-nawadir. The whir al-riwaya works were further collated and edited by Muhammad b. Ahmad Mirwazi, also known as 'the martyred judge' d.

    This was annotated by Sarkhasi in the fifth century AH in a book entitled Al-Mabsat, 'the comprehensive', which included the foundation of all cases, their evidence and analogy.

    In parts, it records some disagreement 16 Islamic law between scholars of the other competing schools such as Shafiti and Malik. Malik b. Anas is the eponym of the Maliki school. The exact date of his birth is uncertain, but the hypotheses vary between the dates of AH 90 and Shihab alZuhri d.

    Farrah, also nicknamed Rabi'a 'the viewpoint' d. Miftdij al-Sa'ada has recorded an incident when Malik refused to leave the Prophet's mosque on being asked by caliph Harun al-Rashid to attend the court to teach his two sons. This request came during the period of hajj, when Malik had come to Medina from Baghdad, and his reply reflects his view that knowledge should be sought with the teacher in the mosque rather than the teacher taking the knowledge to the pupils.

    You make it dignified if you wish and you may humiliate it if you wish Malik's scholastic aptitude can be best assessed by examining the content of the Muwatta, in which he reflects on 'the pre-emption of the legal life by religious and moral ideas'. Marwan, who asked him to compose a simplified text that would be accessible to the less specialised student. When he wrote the book, Malik named it the Muwatta the simplified to reflect this objective.

    The value of the Muwatta was not only established by being easy reading but also was achieved by being a critical work of scholarship.

    Schacht states that 'the high estimation held by Malik in all sources is justified by his strict criticism of algiclith'. The strict textual methodology that Malik employed is evidently influenced by the rich prophetic models available in Medina. Unlike Abu Hanifa, Malik never After the orthodox caliphs 17 felt the need to devise cases and endeavour to answer them in a hypothetical way, due to the huge volume of cases that he encountered with large numbers of pilgrims who came to his town every year from all over the world.

    Malik himself did not clearly state the basis of his methodology as one uniform methodological approach towards legal knowledge; however, we can observe some references to his approach in the Muwatta, where he resorted to the practices, 'amal, of the people of Medina rather than to their individual narrations, khabar al-w4id.

    Malik perceived that the practices of the people were inherited from the preceding generations and were therefore somehow similar to sequential tradition, Surma mutawatira.

    This tendency was rejected by both Shah' i and Abu Hanifa's disciple Muhammad b. The social practice of early Medina society reflected such a relationship and provided a paradigm for the following understanding of Islamic law, particularly within the Maliki school.

    According to Qarafi d. Book, the Sunna, the consensus of the people of Medina, analogy, the statements of the Prophet's companions, ma. Malik himself often founded his reason on mmlaija, sometimes referring to this and analogy in preference to the traditions and individual narration, khabar One particular case of Malik resorting to the principle of public interest is inherent in his rejection of the hadith regarding the tying of the udders of camels and sheep, in order to convey a false impression to a prospective downloadr of the likely output of milk.

    Once the downloader had discovered the deception, his only recourse was to return the animal and receive only dates as recompense, or to keep it and persevere with a poor milker.

    Malik's view was that this state of affairs violated public interest and that any faulty goods should be replaced with commodities similar to those required by the consumer. He also disputed a narrative in which the Prophet ordered the disposal of the contents of all cooking pots which contained meat from war booty. Malik maintained that in certain circumstances, for example starvation of the people, this hadith did not serve the public interest.

    Abd al-Rahman b. Qasim d. AH accompanied Malik for nearly twenty years; he 18 Islamic law documented his school and narrated the Muwatta. Maliki thought also spread to Spain via Abu al-Hasan al-Qurtubi d. Schacht viewed this as important only as evidence 'of the law in the time of Malik' and not of Malik's individual activity. His work may also be valued as an important record for individual opinions on cases. Malik's legal activity in the Muwatta may be observed in his careful selection of the narrations of the people of Hijaz, combined with the statements of the Prophet's companions and the legal dicta of the third generation of the teibiein.

    Schacht criticises Malik's order for the Muwatta in the following terms: as he was only concerned with the documentation of the Sunna and not with criticism of its form, he is exceedingly careless as far as order is concerned in his treatment of traditions?

    Hajar's comments in discussing 'Umar b. Abd al-Aziz's decree for the scholars to initiate the canonical documentation of Sunna. The other Maliki treatise, which is circuitously associated with Malik, is more of a legal work than a mere collection of prophetic hadiths as its title may allude to.

    The Mudawwana was probably initated by Asad b. He was undoubtedly influenced by these scholars and learnt the Hanafi madhab from them. Asad wished to discover Malik's opinions on the new legal cases he had learnt. Unfortun- After the orthodox caliphs 19 ately, Malik died after Asad b. Wahb hesitated, then refused his request; but Ibn al-Qasim accepted the challenge, and, as a result, Asad b. Then came Salinun, a later student of Abd Allah b. Wahb and Ibn al-Qasim, who showed a particular interest in perfecting what Asad had started.

    In the time of Sahntin, many of the Qayrawani masters, including Asad himself, were ultimately influenced by the Hanafi school of thought' and intended to bridge the gap between the textual traditional trend and the analytical stream of thought. Satmun's edition for the Asadiyya subsequently returned him to his master, Ibn al-Qasim: They worked on it together, producing the Mudawwana, which is considered to be one of the most important references compiled by Malik's students on the subject of Maliki law in comparison with klanafi It would be fair to state that Malik's impact on his students and indeed on Islamic law stems from the fact that he represents a transitional phase in the human formation of the law.

    This is unlike the founder of the Shafi'i school, who could be described as a scholar who changed the shape of Islamic law. Shafi'i died in Egypt in AH He was brought up in Mecca, studying under the famous scholar Muslim b. Khalid al-Zinji,41 and he continued learning with him until he had licence to give fatawa at the age of fifteen. Shafi'i went to Medina, met Malik and studied the Muwatta with him.

    He then travelled to Yemen in order to learn the fiqh of the great scholar Al-Awza'i from his students. He also studied the fiqh of Layth b. Sa'd the top scholar of Egypt from his student Yaliya b. In the year AH , Shafi'i was brought to Baghdad accused of plotting against the 'Abassis, an accusation from which he was later absolved. However, he decided to stay in Baghdad to learn from Muhammad b. He then travelled to Mecca, having learned Iraqi knowledge of law, returning in AH and staying for a further two years.

    His final journey was to Egypt c. AH , where he resided until his death. Shafi'i can be seen as a distinctive scholar compared with other founder eponyms of Islamic law. His ability to structure the foundation and interior of law on the bases of prevalent theories and concepts apparently impressed Schacht, who named him 'the architect' of Islamic law, although this attribute has been questioned by Wael Hallaq.

    This, coupled with an 20 Islamic law extremely sharp mind, enabled him to establish a strong bond between the prophetic ahadith and the law within a systematic methodology. He was able to produce a clear and independent Islamic methodology in understanding the law, an outstanding feat in view of the fact that the prevailing vision of law at that time was established on philosophy. His previously mentioned book AlRisala, 'Message', embodies the most important principles of Islamic law.

    His ability to learn and digest the fiqh of Mecca, and of Medina and Abu Hanifa, equipped him with a new legal mentality; and, when he returned to Iraq for the second time in AH , Shaffi was clearly an individual with unique and flexible modes of thought. This flexibility may be best illustrated by his book F. Shaffi was thus an adaptable scholar with two distinctive legal theories, the application of which was dependent upon environment and circumstance.

    Consequently, all schools of Islamic law were heavily influenced by his intricate structure of the law. The foundation on which Shafi'i established his ideas was the linking of the law with the traditions of the Prophet.

    This principle was subject to criticism from Goldziher, who contested the sequential relationship between fiqh and the prophetic traditions, ahadith, although Goldziher had no knowledge of the Risala according to Chaumont 43 Schacht has proposed that ahadith were fabricated at a later date to suit the demands of scholars, thus rendering them untraceable to the Prophet.

    Schacht justifies his theory by suggesting that early narrations were dispersed geographically in the form of 'living traditions' that had emerged within differing Islamic cities and, as such, may not be genuine. Several scholars such as M. Using the text on which Schacht based his argument, 'Azmi presented different translations from those of Schacht and concluded that the term 'Surma' should be defined as referring to the Prophetic tradition and not the prevalent tradition. He based his argument on examples of early judicial texts including the Maliki, as represented by the Mudawwana of Sabnan and the Muwatta of Malik!

    This is exemplified by statements such as the one made about a passage that the author did not include in the original translation he made, but to which he nonetheless referred later by stating: 'this fragment exists now incongruously, in the midst of authority statements. It was probably intended at one time to continue a dialogue section that deals with scepticality of water to animal purity. The application of istihsan here is evident, since Malik does not apply the direct analyses, qiycis jali, of chicken and geese to other domestic animals, which do not render water contaminated if they drink from it.

    Sources of sharia. Main articles: Maqasid and Maslaha. Shahada Salat Raka'ah Qibla Turbah. Sunnah salat Tahajjud Tarawih. Marriage Contract Mahr. Riba Murabaha Takaful Sukuk. Dhabihah Alcohol Pork. Jihad Hudna Istijarah asylum Prisoners of war.

    Topics of sharia law. Mufti and Madrasa.

    Qadi , Mazalim , Shurta , and Muhtasib. Key texts. Reconstruction of Religious Thought in Islam Iqbal s. Principles of State and Government Asad Ma'alim fi al-Tariq "Milestones" Qutb Islamic Government: Governance of the Jurist "Velayat-e faqih" Khomeini Heads of state.

    Key ideologues. Criticism of Islamism. Application of sharia law by country. Sharia plays no role in the judicial system. Sharia influences personal status family laws.

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