"Shariah" is one of the most misunderstood and maligned Islamic terms in the West. In the minds of many people, the word conjures up images of uncivilized Muslims whipping criminals, stoning adulterers, and confining women within their homes.
Yet, Shariah literally means a way or a path and, more specifically, the way to a watering place. Far from being a strict penal code, it is a humane, compassionate, and benevolent system of laws that guides Muslims, based on the Quran, the Sunnah of the Prophet Muhammad, and the interpretation of religious scholars.
This book is a simple and concise guide to the Shariah (Islamic law) to explain its meaning, scope and operation in practical life, as well as helping readers understand and appreciate its value and necessity in the believer's life.