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Shariah is an integral part of Islam. It is often defined as ‘Islamic law,’ causing one to assume that it consists mostly of criminal rulings and penalties. However, Shariah encompasses much more than the conventional understanding of law. While Shariah provides the legal framework for the foundation and functioning of a society, it also details moral, ethical, social and political codes of conduct for Muslims at an individual and collective level.

Key Note Session — Islamic Sharia: A Divine Legal Framework for a Prosperous Society at the ICNA 2011 Convention – Islamic Sharia Law: An Opportunity or Threat to America? by Imam Siraj Wahhaj