Sharia is an Arabic word commonly translated as Islamic law. It is a dynamic body of guidelines for Muslims on issues as diverse as food and diet to business transactions and marriage. Sharia is the Muslim universe of ideals.
Sharia is not a word Muslims use on a daily basis in their lives. Actually, until the recent Sharia debate, most Muslim Americans may not have used this term more than a couple of times in their lives.
It is likely that the current debate about Sharia will continue for a while. For that reason we suggest that your Masjid develop a one-year plan to address the issue in a multi-dimensional way. Here are a couple of suggestions.
Everyone else is talking about Sharia. It’s about time we did! Thar is why we introduced Shariah 101, a project to articulate Muslim American perspectives on Sharia. It will raise awareness about Sharia or Islamic law, in the American context.
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