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 Dictionary entry overview: What does shariah mean? 

SHARIAH (noun)
  The noun SHARIAH has 1 sense:

1. the code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed

  Familiarity information: SHARIAH used as a noun is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 

SHARIAH (noun)

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The code of law derived from the Koran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects


Islamic law; sharia; sharia law; shariah; shariah law

Context examples:

sharia is only applicable to Muslims / under Islamic law there is no separation of church and state

Hypernyms ("shariah" is a kind of...):

jurisprudence; law (the collection of rules imposed by authority)

Domain member category:

fatwa (a ruling on a point of Islamic law that is given by a recognized authority)

halal (proper or legitimate)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "shariah"):

hudood; hudud (Islamic laws stating the limits ordained by Allah and including the deterrent punishments for serious crimes)

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