New Poll Finds Huge Majorities In Muslim World Want Sharia As Law Of The Land In Their Countries…
Large majorities in the Muslim world want the Islamic legal and moral code of sharia as the official law in their countries, but they disagree on what it includes and who should be subject to it, an extensive new survey says.
Over three-quarters of Muslims in the Middle East and North Africa, South Asia and Southeast Asia want sharia courts to decide family law issues such as divorce and property disputes, the Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life said on Tuesday.
Views on punishments such as chopping off thieves’ hands or decreeing death for apostates is more evenly divided in much of the Islamic world, although more than three-quarters of Muslims in South Asia say they are justified.
Those punishments have helped make sharia controversial in some non-Islamic countries, where some critics say radical Muslims want to impose it on western societies, but the survey shows views in Muslim countries are far from monolithic.
“Muslims are not equally comfortable with all aspects of sharia,” said the study by the Washington-based Pew Forum. “Most do not believe it should be applied to non-Muslims.”
Unlike codified Western law, sharia is a loosely defined set of moral and legal guidelines based on the Koran, the sayings of Prophet Mohammad (hadith) and Muslim traditions. Its rules and advice cover everything from prayers to personal hygiene.
So many “Muslims are not equally comfortable with all aspects of sharia”? So what does that make them in the eyes of Islam?
Sharia is based on the Qur’an (the Qur’an is supposedly the complete code for the Muslims to live a good, chaste, abundant and rewarding life in obedience to the commandments of Allah, in this life and to gain salvation in the next. It is the “chart of life” for every Muslim, and it is the “constitution” of the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth and holds all the revelations that Mohammad received from Allah over a period of 23 years), the teachings of Mohammad, (which he supposedly received directly from Allah and, as such, are directions from God himself), and through traditions.
Taking that into consideration, if Muslims are uncomfortable following every aspect of Sharia, then they would be disobeying the word of Allah and betraying His Prophet and committing blasphemy and apostasy against the religion.
Or, like the article says, are the teachings of Mohammad and the instructions found in the Qu’ran (which is supposed to be the word of Allah) nothing more than “guidelines” to be used or ignored as they suit a person’s purpose or to justify the slaughter of non-believers?
….Which would be Muslims who do not follow every aspect of Sharia to the letter.