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Sharia is the law that regulates the daily life of a Muslim and serves as a guide for living by Islamic principles. As Islam is not only a belief system but a complete way of life, the law covers all aspects of living including moral, spiritual, intellectual, physical, economical, political, etc. Sharia law is derived by scholars through interpretations of Islam's canonical texts, the Qur'an and Hadith (sayings and actions of Muhammad). As with any legal system the interpretations can range across the liberal-conservative spectrum, and opinions on the meanings and applications will often differ. Therefore sharia law is essentially an effort to comprehend God's instructions and apply them in daily life. Since the interpretations are made by humans, they are subject to error and even perversion. This occurs when unqualified, ignorant and/or corrupted individuals make the interpretation. For instance the KKK perverts Christian texts to conjure up false rulings. The same can be said for certain Muslim groups and so-called "Islamic states" regarding Islamic texts. While there is no Pope in Islam to serve as the authoritative interpreter, there are recognized institutions and scholars whom analyze, discuss, deliberate and arrive at reasonable rulings through a process known as "fiqh" (Islamic jurisprudence). This nuanced and sophisticated science operates on the premise that the Islamic texts are fluid and dynamic; that anything outside of the very basic tenets can, and should, be interpreted according to the particular time, place and culture. So if any version of sharia advocates brutality, injustice, extremism, terrorism, etc., the question must be asked: are such rulings endorsed by mainstream Islamic scholars, or are they being posited by those devoid of a true understanding of the religion, or the wisdom to apply it?

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  • VERY VAGUE ... I'DE LIKE TO SEE SOMEONE ANSWER QUESTIONS LIKE CONFIRMING OR DISPUTING CLAIMS BY Nonie Darwish (born a Muslim)  In the Muslim faith a Muslim man may marry a child as young as 1 year old and have sexual intimacy with this child. Consummating the marriage by 9   The dowry is given to the family in exchange for the woman (who becomes his slave) and for the purchase of the private parts of the woman, to use her as a toy.  Even though a woman is abused she cannot obtain a divorce To prove rape, the woman must have (4) male witnesses.   Often after a woman has been raped, she is returned to her family and the family must return the dowry.   The family has the right to execute her (an honor killing) to restore the honor of the family.   Husbands can beat their wives 'at will' and he does not have to say why he has beaten her.  The husband is permitted to have (4 wives) and a temporary wife for an hour (prostitute) at his discretion.  The Sharia Muslim law controls the private as well as the public life of the woman.   (In twenty years, (20), there will be enough Muslim voters in Canada, Australia, the U.S. And Britain To elect the heads of Government by themselves!   Rest assured they will do so... You can look at how they have almost taken over several towns in the USA.. Dearborn Mich. is one and there are others.. Britain has several cities now with Sharia Law controlled zones, totally controlled by Muslims)  I think everyone in Canada, Australia, the U.S And Great Britain should be required to read this, but with the ACLU, there is no way this will be widely publicized, unless each of us sends it on!    It is too bad that so many are disillusioned with life and Christianity to accept Muslims as peaceful.  Some may be but they have an army that is willing to shed blood in the name of Islam.   The peaceful support the warriors with their finances and own kind of patriotism to their religion.  They are taught to peacefully work alongside Christians & others to get into all positions for future takeover.  They will be nice to you until the day of Jihad, then you either convert or lose your head. They will no longer be your friend for they will have gotten from you what they need!    While Canada, Australia, the U.S.A. and Britain are getting rid of Christianity from all public sites and erasing God from the lives of children, the Muslims are planning a great jihad on North America, Australia and Britain.