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(Islam) Traditional Islamic religious law primarily based on the Quran; it covers the totality of religious, political, social and private life, making no distinction between religion and life – in other words between transgressions of moral rules (sin) and of social rules.
Arabic šarī‘a divinely ordained law from šara‘a to prescribe or ordain (of God) śrʕ in Semitic roots
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
From Arabic شَرِيعَة (šarīʿa(t), literally “path, way”).