Author: by Abdur Rashid Siddiqui (Author)
Publisher: Islamic Foundation
Pages: 160 Binding: Paperback
Description from the publisher:
The Shariah is one of the most misunderstood and maligned Islamic terms in the West. The word conjures up images of uncivilised Muslims whipping criminals; stoning adulterers and confining women within their homes in the minds of many people.
Yet; Shariah literally means a way or a path and; more specifically; the way to a watering place. Far from being a strict penal code it is a humane; compassionate and benevolent system of laws that guides Muslims; based on the Qur'an; the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad; and the interpretation of religious scholars.
This book is a simple and concise guide to the Shariah (Islamic law) to explain its meaning; scope and operation in practical life; as well as helping readers understand and appreciate its value and necessity in the believer's life.