The Sharia

Law and Order in Islam

What is Sharia law? Centuries ago the West might have been indifferent to the question of how the Islamic legal system operates. But in our time of globalization we can no longer afford to ignore the legal approach that is perceived as valid in Muslim majority countries and is important to as many as one billion Muslims. The Sharia encompasses comprehensive legal guidelines for all areas of life that are justified by Islam. This means the entirety of the commands of Allah, as they were laid down in the Koran and Islamic tradition and then interpreted by leading theologians. “The Sharia – Law and Order in Islam” also explains the practical consequences for the life of minorities, converts, and women.


  • Christine Schirrmacher. The Sharia – Law and Order in Islam. The WEA Global Issues Series. Vol. 10. Culture and Science Publishing: Bonn, 2013. 74 pp. ISBN 978-3-86269-042-8.