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Countries using strict forms of Sharia Law include:

Death for Blasphemy:

1. Afghanistan

2. Bahrain

3. Iran

4. Mauritania

5. Oman

6. Pakistan

7. Yemen

8. Saudi Arabia

9. Gaza

Imprisonment for Blasphemy:

1. Algeria

2. Bangladesh

3. Egypt

4. Iraq

5. Kuwait

6. Libya

7. Malaysia

8. Maldives

9. Morocco

10. Somalia

11. Tunisia

12. United Arab Emirates

Nations that include some level of Sharia (lenient sentences for honor killings, ban on new churches, floggings, etc):

1. Indonesia (Flogging, caning; Sharia applied strictly in Aceh province)

2. Turkey (Restrictions on alcohol)

3. Brunei (Caning; alcohol is illegal)

4. Jordan (2 years or less for honor killings)

5. Eritrea (Girls as young as 8 can be married; spousal rape is not recognized)

6. Syria (1 year or less for honor killings)

7. Djibouti (Sharia law regarding divorce)

8. Chechnya (Modest dress enforced; alcohol and gambling suppressed by local authorities)

9. Niger (girls can be married off before they reach puberty)

10. Nigeria (Sharia is enforced in the northern states)

11. Kenya (Ad hoc Sharia enforced in the east near the border with Somalia)

12. Gambia (Sharia courts decide all family matters, including for non-Muslims)

13. Qatar (public consumption is illegal during Ramadan; alcohol heavily restricted; blood money acceptable punishment for murder; "kafala" law, which is also shared by all Gulf states but Bahrain, is technically slavery)

14. Uganda (Kadhi Courts overseeing family and civil matters)

Most "Western" nations also have parallel Sharia legal systems (for example, in Canada polygamy is widely practiced and authorities look the other way; Imams refusing to condemn or work to stop it). Sharia finance is also practiced in many nations around the world. Many other Islamic nations that do not apply Sharia (such as Azerbaijan, Albania, Bosnia, Uzbekistan, and Tajikstan) have large portions of their population who do want it applied or who actively seek to abide by it extra-legally.

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What countries do not follow sharia law?

Countries which are majority non-Muslim do not practice sharia law. Many majority-Muslim countries incorporate Sharia into their legal systems in some fashion and to varying degrees. Other Muslim countries which do not generally use Sharia in their legal systems include former Soviet Republics.


When can Sharia not be applied?

A:Sharia can not be applied in countries that do not recognise sharia law. In dual-law nations, it can only be applied where the secular courts accept its precedence.


What countries use the law of sharia?

All Muslim countries. In addition, these laws exist in Muslim communities elsewhere, This law is codes of conduct.


Which countries have Sharia law?

In the Islamic World, there are number of different degrees of Sharia Law implementation. There are countries where (1) the only law applied is Sharia Law (like Saudi Arabia and Iran), (2) where the prevailing law is Sharia, but there are other kinds of law (common law, continental law, etc.) that have a minority function (like in Iraq), (3) where Sharia is strictly applied in family law and similar personal areas (like Jordan and Morocco), and (4) countries that have disparate implementation of Sharia Law by region (like Indonesia or Nigeria).To see a list of which countries follow which of these paradigms, please see this article on the matter: Wikipedia: Application of Islamic Law by Country.


How do Islamic countries use sharia law?

by designing the government form and country laws and economy and every thing based sharia laws that are derived from Koran and Islam


What non Islamic countries practice sharia law?

None


Which Middle Eastern Country practices strict Sharia Law?

Sharia law is practiced in Many Islamic countries. It is most stricly practiced in Saudi Arabia.


How does sharia law relate with Islamic law?

Sharia law is Islamic law.


What is the advantage and disadvantage of Sharia law?

An advantage of Sharia law is that it covers a wider range of categories of law that arent implimented in certain countries. A disadvantage is that the punishments are so harsh and severe and not fully justified


What countries follow sharia law?

There aren't any countries on the planet that fully implement sharia. Some extremist countries like Iran will implement the penalties but leave out the bits about womens rights, justice, etc.


What religion uses the sharia law?

Sharia law is used by the religion of Islam.


What is al-sharia?

Translated from Arabic, it means 'The Law'. It is used for the Islamic Law.


Do visitors from other countries have to follow Sharia law?

If Shari'a Law is the law of the country you are visiting, then yes. Extraterritoriality does not exist in this day and age.


What is Sharia Law as it pertains to Islam?

Sharia Law is an Islamic moral and religious code. In Islam, Sharia Law is considered to be the law of God and covers topics both found and not found in government law.


What is Ansar al-Sharia?

Ansar al-Sharia is any of a range of radical Islamist groups which advocate Sharia law.


Does Lebanon practice sharia law?

Lebanon incorporates sharia law for Muslims in family matters only.


Which groups are most at risk because of sharia law?

Sharia law is the law of Almighty God so no one is at risk ANSWER 2: Sharia law is not in the Qur'an and is, therefore, manmade law. It is also known to differ somewhat according to the country in which a Muslim lives. The group most at risk under sharia law would be homosexuals.


Does Albania have sharia law?

no


Does Australia follow sharia law?

Sharia law is not followed in Australia, and is viewed as barbaric and highly frowned upon.


Is Islamic law Nigerian law?

nope, its Sharia law ^^


What is the meaning of sharia?

Sharia, or al sharia, is Arabic for "the law." The word is generally used to refer to the Islamic law derived from the Koran and from the writings and reported actions of the Prophet Mohammad.


Why did Michele not accompany President to Saudi Arabia?

Obama is a Muslim, and by Muslim law, he would not be allowed to bring his wife into the countries that accept Sharia Law


What countries do not follow sharia law strictly?

The problem with this question is that there is not one unified consensus among Muslims as to what the proper or strict application of Sharia law is. That being said, there are some Muslim-majority countries that enforce far fewer of the religious requirements on their populaces than other Muslim-majority countries such as: Turkey, Tunisia, Indonesia, and Morocco.


Is sharia law the law of the Muslim religion?

yes


What is the name of the Islamic legal code?

Sharia is the define code in the islamic law