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No Such Book

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Submitted by Roger M. (United Arab Emirates), Apr 3, 2011 at 03:47

Just like Common Law in English speaking countries, there is no specific codified book of Sharia. Sharia Begins with pronouncements in the Quran, then takes examples of the way the prophet lived his life and from there, sharia courts and various legal scholars from different schools of thought deal with specific questions of law by use of reason or analogy. This is very similar to the way courts in the UK, USA and other Common Law countries deal with new questions presented to them as they arise. You will find many books discussing \sharia law, just like Common Law, but no definitive book.

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