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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 Ray = 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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