|Bill Warner: Sharia Law for Non-Muslims, 2015|
Islamic law, called Sharia, regulates the complete spectrum of life, including penal code, politics, and economics, as well as personal matters such as marriage, sexual conduct, or dress. This law is a combination of the Koran and the Sunna (the perfect words and actions of Mohammed). Therefore, Sharia is considered to be sacred, as opposed to manmade law. Sharia has minor variations based on the interpretation of the scriptures, but the societal implementation is very similar. However, Muslims do not agree about how much of Sharia law should be applied in their society. Here are some examples in how Sharia is applied to different areas of life, and how the Muslim’s view of Sharia differs at various times and in diverse places.