What Is Sharia Law?

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Sharia law is practiced in many Muslim countries, but it's extremist groups like ISIS and the Taliban that enforce it the harshest. What is Sharia Law? Are there different forms of it in Islam?

Learn More:
Islam: Governing Under Sharia
http://www.cfr.org/religion/islam-governing-under-sharia/p8034
“Sharia, or Islamic law, influences the legal code in most Muslim countries. A movement to allow sharia to govern personal status law, a set of regulations that pertain to marriage, divorce, inheritance, and custody, is even expanding into the West.”

5 Myths the Media Needs to Stop Spreading About Sharia Law
http://mic.com/articles/91083/5-myths-the-media-needs-to-stop-spreading-about-sharia-law
“One of the defining characteristics of the post-9/11 world has been a ubiquitous fear, in Euro-American countries, of the creepy imperial prowess of Islamic law — a prowess that never seems to exist outside the imaginations of overzealous protesters.”

Sharia Incorporated: A Comparative Overview of the Legal Systems of Twelve Muslim Countries in Past and Present
http://dare.uva.nl/document/221087

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