This Dark Age

A manual for life in the modern world.

By Daniel Schwindt

Shariah Law

In the most exoteric dimension, we come to Islamic Law, or the Shariah, as a unifying factor for Muslims. Shariah is subject to differences in interpretation, which will be mentioned below, but it must be emphasized that the basic elements it contains are universal and accepted everywhere, not only on the purely social level but especially on the religious level. For example, although not every Muslim community interprets the prescribed dress for women in the same way (a social rule), the religious rule of five daily prayers is considered to be normative everywhere, as are the remaining four ‘pillars’ of Islamic religious life.

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