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Islamic law

broadly, legal systems that try to effect Allah's will for the Muslim. Law is here very closely related to religion. The Quran, or Koran, is at its heart. Traditionally, the law is fixed, and it is not intended that it should shift and change according to the wishes of the citizen - in this respect not unlike Western law in times when the Churches were very closely entwined with the state. (England still has a legally established Church with its bishops sitting in the legislature.) Nonetheless, its history shows all the signs of great intellectual effort, with the existence of different schools and interpretative techniques not that removed from features observable in the history and development of Roman law. Today, many aspects of the Sharia, the body of its doctrines, in many states have been overwhelmed by Westernization, sometimes by what traditionalists might see as illegitimate interpretative techniques but yet in others there has been fundamental reinstatement.
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This is more like a supervisory role over the traditional waiting period under Islamic law after the talaq has been pronounced.
(5) Indeed, ijtihad was the tool of Islamic jurisprudence (fiqh) to shed light on new issues in Islamic law and to meet the changing needs of Islamic society after the Prophet's death.
Taher Hmila, from the Congress for the Republic, a member of the troika in power, welcomed the decision, saying: "Al Nahda has clearly chosen to remain committed to avoiding the controversy over making Islamic laws as the only source [of legislation] and to putting an end to a sterile dialogue," he said.
"The people want an Islamic state", "the people want sharia (Islamic law),"chanted the protesters, whose number was estimated by a police officer on siteat between 8,000 and 10,000.
"These laws should be rescinded because they contradict the Sharia (Islamic law)," he said.
In Islamic law we have certain sources, except this time the legislation in divine -- it's God's law -- so it's a little bit different, but the basic concepts are very similar.
"It is dangerous when the term mixing is being connected with the science of Islamic law this affects the heritage of islamic law negatively because have given a fake idea merit," which al-Ghamdi said leads to chaos.
In February, the government of the North-West Frontier Province reached a peace deal with local Taliban militants, who had been fighting for 18 months to impose Islamic law. The new regulation brings six districts under the Pakistani Taliban's strict interpretation of Shariah, or Islamic law.
Maulana Sufi Mohammad, leader of Tehrik-e-Nifaz Shariat (movement for the enforcement of Islamic laws), told a press conference in Swat that his organization was winding up the peace camps set up in the area to protest against the delaying tactics of the federal government.
The Swat Taliban's version of Islamic law is especially harsh.
Shortly after Munajid issued his fatwa against cartoon rodents, another Saudi cleric, Sheik Saleh al-Lihedan, was taking questions about Islamic law on a state-run radio station when a listener asked about owners of satellite TV channels that show "bad programs" such as Sex and the City and risque music videos during Ramadan.
Feldman makes clear, however, that contemporary Islamists have no intention of restoring the constitutional status quo ante in which the jurists enjoyed a privileged constitutional position; instead, they desire a democratically accountable state that is subject, one way or another, to the rules of Islamic law. Feldman argues that this democratized version of Islamic law presents its own set of thorny doctrinal problems from the perspective of Islamic jurisprudence that Islamists have not adequately addressed.

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