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Imam WDM - What is Sharia?
Q: What is Sharia?
A: Sharia is the interpretation of the law from Qur'anic scriptures and the Hadith, the sayings of Prophet Muhammad. Peace and blessings of Allah be upon him. The law is extracted or to be applied to situations and problems.
The law, the Sharia, differs from geographic regions, from time to time, because of the different kinds of situations and problems that develop in different regions at different times. So, I would say "Sharia" is an extraction of principles and laws, etc., to be applied to problems that will arise in the life of the people. It requires a person with a good understanding of the word of God, Qur'an and the Sunnah, the life and Hadith, the teachings and sayings of Prophet Muhammad. I would advise against just taking the Sharia that have been formed by the (schools of thought) without any reservation. I would be strongly against that.
I hope that in time, a school of thought in sharia will develop here, in the west, in America.