In the name of the merciful
and compassionate Lord.
0 thou who art
night except a little the half, or
deduct there from a
little, and chant the sacred text.
Verily, we will cast on thee a heavy
Verily, the early part of the
night is stronger in
impressions and more upright in
Verily, thou hast by day a
long employment; but mention the name of thy Lord,
thoroughly to Him; there is no God but He; then take Him for a
And endure patiently what
they say, and flee from them with a decorous flight.
And leave those
who say it is a lie, who are possessed of comfort; and let them bide for a
Those who bear the throne and those around it
celebrate the praise of their Lord,
Believe in Him, and ask pardon for those who believe.
thou dost embrace all things in
mercy and knowledge,
then pardon those who turn repentant and follow thy
way, and guard them from the torment of hell!'
'Our Lord make them enter
into gardens of Paradise which thou hast
promised to them, and to those who do well of
their fathers, and their wives, and their seed; verily, thou art the mighty,
the wise. Guard them from evil
deeds, for he whom thou shalt guard from evil deeds on that
day, thou wilt have had mercy on, and
that is mighty bliss!
IN the name of the merciful and
By the night
when it veils!
And the day when it is
And by what created male
Verily, your efforts are
As for him who gives resources and stands in
awe of God,
And believes in the
We will send him easily to ease!
As for him who is closefisted,
And longs for wealth,
And calls the good a lie,
We will send him
easily to difficulty!
And his wealth shall not avail him!
Verily, in the creation of the
heavens and the
Earth, and in the succession of
day, are signs to those possessed of
minds; who remember God standing and sitting or lying on their sides, and
reflect on the creation of
the heavens and the Earth.
Thou hast not created it all in vain.
Sharia, Shari-'ah, Shari'a, Shariah,
Islamic law or the Law of
Shariah controls, rules and
regulates all public and private behavior.
Shariah has regulations for personal hygiene, diet,
sexual conduct, and elements of child
Mainstream Islam distinguishes between fiqh, which means '
understanding of details' and refers to the inferences drawn by scholars, and
sharia, which refers to the principles that lie behind the fiqh.
Scholars hope that fiqh and sharia are in
harmony in any given case, but
they cannot be sure.
Sharia has certain laws which are regarded as
divinely ordained, concrete and timeless
for all relevant situations (for example, the ban against drinking liquor as an
Sharia also has certain laws which are extracted based on
principles established by Islamic lawyers and judges (Mujtahidun).
sharia as interpreted by Islamic
lawmakers is believed by Muslims to be merely a human approximation of the true
Sharia, which is understood as the divine and
eternal correct path.
deriving Sharia law, Islamic lawmakers are not, therefore, actually creating
divinely correct or incorrect
actions beyond question, but rather attempting to interpret divine principles.
Sharia in general is considered divine, but a lawyer's or judge's
extraction or opinion on a given matter is not.
Again the process and
intention of refering to the Law
of Allah is divinely sanctioned.
An Islamic lawyer or judge's
attempts to rule according to Sharia, can be described as 'ruling by Sharia',
but this ruling is not beyond question.
For Sunni Muslims, the primary
sources of Islamic law are the Qur'an, the Hadith or directions of the Islamic
prophet Muhammad ibn 'Abdullāh,
the unanimity of Muhammad's disciples on a
certain issue (ijma), and Qiyas (drawing
analogy from the
essence of divine principles).
- various forms of reasoning, including by
analogy - are used by
the law scholars (Mujtahidun) to deal with situations where the sources
provided no concrete rules.
The consensus of the community,
public interest, and others
were also accepted as secondary sources where the first four primary sources
In Imami-Shi'i law, the sources of law (usul al-fiqh) are the
Qur'an, anecdotes of Muhammad's practices and those of the 12 Imams, and
the intellect (aql).
practices called Sharia today, however, also have roots in local customs
Islamic jurisprudence is called fiqh and is
divided into two parts: the study of the sources and methodology (usul al-fiqh
- roots of the law) and the practical rules (furu' al-fiqh - branches of the
The authority of Sharia is drawn from two primary sources, as
well as two secondary sources.
The first major source is the specific
guidance in the Qur'an, and the second source is the Sunnah,
literally the 'Way', i.e. the way that
'Abdullāh lived his life.
compilation of all that
'Abdullāh said, did or approved of is called the Hadith.)
lesser sources of authority is Qiyas, which is the extension by
existing Sharia law to new
Finally, Sharia law can be based on ijma, or consensus.
Justification for this final approach is drawn from the Hadith where
Muhammad states; "My nation cannot agree on an error."
The role of ulema, i.e. scholars,
is critical, since they are the ones who study the Islamic law and therefore
have authority to represent it.
Sharia has largely been codified by the
schools (madhhabs) of Islamic Jurisprudence (Fiqh).
nature of Sharia law is due to the belief that the law must provide all that is
necessary for individual spiritual and physical well-being.
possible actions of a Muslim are divided (in
principle) into five categories:
obligatory, meritorious, permissible, reprehensible, and forbidden.
Fundamental to the
obligations of every
Muslim are the Five Pillars of Islam.
Sharia is the social equal to
English common law, European civil law, Socialist law, Hindu law and the
law of Moses.
most striking difference between Sharia law and English common law or European
civil law is that in both English common law and European civil law lawfully
executed and valid contracts can not be revised.
Under Sharia law if
one party to a contract feels the contract is unjust he may ask the Sharia law
authority to change the terms, modify or invalidate the contract on the grounds
that fairness and justice under Sharia law requires the equal enrichment of
both participants to the contractual obligation .
Crime and Islam Sharia requires a very high level of proof for the most serious
crimes and punishments.
If proof is not as specified then the crime must be considered a lesser
A major myth is that judges in Islamic nations have fixed
punishments for all crimes.
The judge under Sharia is not bound by precedents, rules, or prior
decisions as in English common law.
Hadd crimes, the most serious crimes
in Sharia law, are murder, apostasy, making
war upon Allah
and His messengers, theft, adultery,
defamation, false accusation of adultery or fornication, robbery and
consumption of intoxicants.
These are considered crimes against
Tazir crimes are acts which are
punished because the offender disobeys the word and
Law of Allah.
crimes are crimes against
A Qesas crime is one of retaliation.
If you commit
a Qesas crime, the victim has a right to
seek retribution and retaliation.
The concept of retribution was
found in the first statutory "Code of
Hammurabi" and in the Law of Moses in the
form of "an eye for an eye."
Muslims add to that saying "but it is
better to forgive."
Contemporary common law is filled
with the assumptions of retribution.
The American justice system
has adopted a retribution model which sets fixed
punishments for each crime.
The American federal code contains "mandatory minimum" sentences for
Many states have fixed
drug, violence and the use of particular
Qesas crime is simple retribution: if one commits a crime he
knows what the punishment
Diya has its roots in Islamic law and dates to the time of the
prophet Mohammad when there were many local families, tribes and clans.
The prophet Mohammad was able to convince several tribes to take a
monetary payment in retribution for damage to the clan or tribe.
paid by the offender to the victim if he is alive.
If the victim is dead, the
money is paid to the victim's family or to
the victim's clan or tribe.
The assumption is that victims will
be compensated for their loss.
Under English common law, the victim
or family must sue the offender in a civil
tort action for damages.
Qesas law combines the process of criminal and
civil hearings into one, just as the "civil law" is applied in many nations on
Qesas crimes are compensated as restitution under common law and
Qesas crimes require compensation for each crime committed.
Apostasy in Islam
In some interpretations
of an Islamic state, conversion by Muslims to other
religions is forbidden and is termed apostasy.
theology, apostasy resembles the crime of
treason, the betrayal of one's own country.
Penalties may include
ostracism or even execution if they live or have lived in an "Islamic State"
and are deemed enemies of the state.
analogy, in the age of
nation states, an individual who commits treason (turning state's secrets to a
foreign power, or spies for a foreign power, etc) is subject to severe penalty
- historically, death.
A well known example of a Muslim "apostate"
undergoing persecution is that of Salman Rushdie, whose
novel The Satanic Verses
prompted Khomeini to issue a fatwa (religious
opinion) for his execution.
though some suspect that Khomeini issued this fatwa more because of the
lampooning of Khomeini himself it could be argued that Khomeini's
motivation for issuing the fatwa
is irrelevant as Rushdie's apostasy was the formal ground for the imposition of
the death sentence.
"Some of us are
righteous, and some are less
than righteous; we follow
We knew full
well that we can never run away from God on Earth; we can never run away and
When we heard the guidance, we believed therein.
who believes in God will never fear any injustice,
nor any affliction.
Among us are the submitters, and among us are
As for those who submitted, they are on
the right path.
As for the
compromisers, they will be fuel for Gehenna.
If they remain on the right path,
we will bless them with abundant water.
We will surely test them all.
As for him who disregards the message of God, God will direct him to
ever increasing retribution. "
Qur'an Jinn 72:11-17
"Mathematics is the bedrock upon which
the entire edifice of science
rests. To this day, every field of thought that presumes to the status of a
science turns to mathematics for validation, either directly or by implying
through hypertrophied technical jargon an exactitude of meaning that admits to
the methods of deductive reasoning." -
mathematics depended upon the
Arabic numeral system created or improved by Muslims.
Algebra was first
fully developed by Al Khwarism, the "father of algebra".
Al-Tusi is the
"father of trigonometry".
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