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Sharia vs Maldivian Law

Reader comment on item: [Paul H. Robinson:] U Penn Prof for Shari'a

Submitted by Terry Walls (United States), Jul 26, 2004 at 14:59

It sounds like Maldivian Law has, through the years, diverged from Sharia Law quite a bit. The Professor may build a criminal code based on Maldivia's Laws but then to compare it to Sharia will be quite a different task.

Most Islamic countries that have implemented Sharia Law have their own religious scholars that work on the interpretations of Sharia and will probably not accept a secular western interpretation of what is fair and just.
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