In Islam, sharia is religious law that's based on the Quran. Observant Muslims turn to sharia to help them live morally good lives.

The Arabic root of sharia is shari'ah, "revealed law," or more poetically, "the clear, well-trodden path to water." These rules are understood to be revelations from God, and observant Muslims use them as instructions for things like prayer and fasting, but also in areas such as business and legal decisions. In majority-Muslim countries, there are entire sharia legal systems, complete with Islamic jurists who interpret texts and issue guidance and punishment.

Definitions of sharia
  1. noun
    the code of law derived from the Quran and from the teachings and example of Mohammed
    sharia is only applicable to Muslims”
    synonyms: Islamic law, sharia law, shariah, shariah law
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    hudood, hudud
    Islamic laws stating the limits ordained by Allah and including the deterrent punishments for serious crimes
    type of:
    jurisprudence, law
    the collection of rules imposed by authority
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