Sharia Law

  • by iMinds
  • Narrated by David Whiteley
  • 0 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Learn about the intricacies of Shari’a Law with iMinds insightful audio knowledge series.
Shari’a Law is the law of the religion of Islam. The ‘Shari’a’ means the ‘path’ Muslims should follow if they are to lead good lives. Shari’a Law regulates not only human relationships between individuals, like other legal systems. It also regulates human relationships with God. Therefore, the Shari’a is much more than a law as Westerners know it. It is an entire way of life for Muslims.
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Audible Editor Reviews

This iMinds case study not only examines Sharia law as a system of jurisprudence, but also, by extension, its place in Islamic daily life - its role in regulating Muslims relationships with both one another and Allah. Listeners will understand Sharia's core tenets - including its categories of human behavior and the Five Pillars of Islam - and how they impact contemporary Muslims' daily life. BBC documentarian David Whiteley traces Sharia's bases to the Quran and the teachings of Muhammad. Continuing through history, Whiteley examines the forms of leadership recognized by Sunnis and Shiites, and the eventual establishment of different schools of jurisprudence within Sharia law. In his soft-spoken baritone, Whitely strikes a leisurely pace, while nevertheless wasting no words as he imparts a wealth of information.

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What the Critics Say

"I'm learning all sorts of stuff about stuff I didn't even know I didn't know. And it sticks. In a nutshell: wonderful." (Jonathon Margolis, Financial Times)

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What is shariah law?

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. A basic introduction to shariah is informative and useful.


What was one of the most memorable moments of Sharia Law?

A brief description of the five pillars.


What about David Whiteley’s performance did you like?

Unhurried,clear, attractive speech profile.


Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

No. Question not applicable.


Any additional comments?

Nothing deep here but dos give useful, barest of foundations for understanding diversity among Muslim factions.

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- William R. Toddmancillas

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-19-2009
  • Publisher: iMinds