English edit

Noun edit

sharia law (countable and uncountable, plural sharia laws)

  1. A pleonastic but common variant of shari'a.
    Synonym: shari'a
  2. (countable, Islam) Any of the laws in this system.

Usage notes edit

  • The use of "sharia law" rather than "sharia" or "shari'a" is common but is avoided by careful speakers and writers.