by Ben Kew10 Jun 20170 Sharia is the law of Islam, which governs how Muslims pray, eat, establish families, and all aspects of a Muslim’s life.
The rules of sharia come from Quranic commandments and the hadiths, a collection of sayings of Muhammad.
Sharia significantly restricts the freedom of women and allows for extreme punishments for violations such as adultery, blasphemy, and apostasy.
Sharia is the basis of laws in Islamic countries, both Sunni and Shia.
Our nation is built on the freedom of religion – a pillar of our democracy – which we must always respect, protect, and honor.