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The Islamic law known as Shariah Law is a comprehensive system covering the human being’s relationship with his Creator(Allah), his fellow human beings, his society, and nation. Because it is the law of the Creator(Allah), the All-Knowing. It is a comprehensive law covering the benefits of this worldly life and the hereafter.  It is the law of mercy,

steadfastness, flexibility, idealism, and realism. Therefore, it is the only law that is good for judgment between human beings, and to take them towards goodness and success in this world and the Hereafter.

In the following paragraphs, we shall be discussing some points self-reasons for the adjudication and glorification of Shari’ah law;

Sharia law is a global law:

Shari’ah with its Book, the Holy Qur'an, its prophet Muhammad(peace and blessings be upon him) and with his Sunnah is legislated for all people, and all creations, even for all the worlds. Allah says in the Qur’an:

{وَأُوحِيَ إِلَيَّ هَذَا الْقُرْآنُ لِأُنذِرَكُم بِهِ وَمَن بَلَغَ}.

{…And this Quran has been revealed to me that with it I may warn you and whomsoever it reaches…} (Qur'an 6:19).

He, the Exalted also says:

{ وَمَا هُوَ إِلَّا ذِكْرٌ لِّلْعَالَمِين}.

{And it is not but a reminder to the worlds}. (Qur'an 68:52).

And He also said:

{وَمَا أَرْسَلْنَاكَ إِلَّا كَافَّةً لِّلنَّاسِ بَشِيرًا وَنَذِيرًا وَلَكِنَّ أَكْثَرَ النَّاسِ لَا يَعْلَمُونَ}.

{And We have not sent you but to all the people as a bearer of good news and as a

 warner, but most people do not know.} (Qur'an 28: 334).

The Prophet(peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

[كان النبي يبعث إلى قومه خاصة، وبعثت إلى الناس عامة].

{Every Prophet was sent specifically to his own people, whereas I have been sent to all the people in general} (Recorded by Al-Bukhari 1/74 and Ahmad 22/165). He also said in another Hadith:

[بعثت إلى الأحمر والأسواد]

{I have been sent to the red and black.} (Recorded by Ahmad 22/165).

Shari’ah Law is a comprehensive and deep law:

Shari’ah guidance encompasses all that the people need in this life and the hereafter in general with details. Allah has said in the Qur’an:

{أَفَغَيْرَ اللَّهِ أَبْتَغِي حَكَمًا وَهُوَ الَّذِي أَنزَلَ إِلَيْكُمُ الْكِتَابَ مُفَصَّلًا وَالَّذِينَ آتَيْنَاهُمُ الْكِتَابَ يَعْلَمُونَ أَنَّهُ مُنَزَّلٌ مِّن رَّبِّكَ بِالْحَقِّ فَلَا تَكُونَنَّ مِنَ الْمُمْتَرِينَ}

{Shall I then seek a judge other than Allah? while He is the One Who has revealed to you the Book which is made plain; and those whom We have given the Book know that it is revealed from your Lord with truth, therefore, do not be of the disputers.} (Qur'an 6:114).

And the Prophet(peace and blessings of Allah be upon him) said:

[أَيُّهَا النَّاسُ, إِنَّهُ لَيْسَ مِنْ شَيْءٍ يُقَرِّبُكُمْ مِنَ الْجَنَّةِ وَيُبْعِدُكُمْ مِنَ النَّارِ إِلَّا قَدْ أَمَرْتُكُمْ بِهِ, وَلَيْسَ شَيْءٌ يُقَرِّبُكُمْ مِنَ النَّارِ وَيُبْعِدُكُمْ مِنَ الْجَنَّةِ إِلَّا قَدْ نَهَيْتُكُمْ عَنْهُ].

{O people, There is nothing which will get you closer to paradise and keep you away from hell unless that I have enjoined it upon you, and there is nothing which will get you closer to hell and keep you away from paradise  unless that I have warned you from it} (Recorded by Ibn Abi Shaybah 7/79).

Finally, Shariah law comprises of a comprehensive outlook on life. As one looks from a satellite at this planet, the Shari’ah conceives of the earth as a single ‘city’ with diverse inhabitants, in modern terms, a ‘global village’. Islam looks at the benefits of the society as a whole from a general perspective and presents a theoretical model that if followed provides safety and protections for the people in the society.

May Allah guide and help us know the truth and follow it, and may He guide and help us know the false and keep away from it.  



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