Sharia (Arabic: sharīʿah) law is a body of religious law that forms a part of the Islamic tradition. It is based on the holy scriptures of Islam, particularly the Quran and the Hadith. Sharia is a code of living that all Muslims should adhere to, which includes daily prayers, fasting during Ramadan and donations to the poor. It aims to help Muslims understand how they should lead every aspect of their lives according to God’s wishes.

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