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Unformatted text preview: Intro to Islam 27/09/2007 08:00:00 ← Law • “Shariah” = “A Way” o An Islamic way of life o Fiqh = Law o ← Sources for Law • Quran • Sunna o Custom of Muhammad as known from Hadith • Qiyas o An Analogy Can extend legal rulings It says in the Quran that Wine is prohibited • Jurist then analogize that other intoxicating beverages are prohibited o I.e. Vodka, Marijuana etc. ← Legal Maxim • “The Prohibited is delineated; the permissible is general” • “not so much regulating personally belief but preserving a stable society.” Sunnis use Ijma/Consensus o When majority of scholars come to consensus, they can make a new law o Ra’y = Opinion of a scholar ← Why do Muslims need Islamic Law? • There is no such thing as a separation between Church and State in Islamic states Five Values • Life • Religion o How religion should be practiced?How religion should be practiced?...
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This note was uploaded on 04/07/2008 for the course RST 100 taught by Professor Khalek during the Fall '08 term at F & M.
- Fall '08