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Before 1979, under the Shah, to what extent, if any, did Sharia (Law) apply?

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Submitted by Robert (United States), Dec 16, 2022 at 18:52

Dear Dr. Daniel Pipes,

Besides being a Monarchy under the Shah of Iran, to what extent was Sharia a part of the law of the land in Iran?

And how that that determine if the Iranian people can institute a Secular Republic consistent with their history and culture?

Whether or not a leader will emerge, we can try to anticipate what sort of regime might be feasible for Iran, and when, if ever, will there be an effort to draft a Written Constitution to be submitted as a Referendum or Plebiscite?

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