Sharia is Islam’s legal system based on the Quran, the Sunnah and Hadith (words and text records of Prophet Muhammad, Qiyas (reasonable interpretation of Sunnah and Hadith) and Ijma (consensus of jurists). It acts as the code of living for Muslims. In Arabic, its literal meaning is “the way” or “the law”
The Taliban had recently announced that it will use Sharia law to govern Afghanistan. The militant group has taken control of the war-hit nation following the departure of the US and its allies. It is known for its strict interpretation and implementation of the Islamic law, including the public execution of murderers and adulterers.


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