Sharia Law Countries 2020

Sharia law is the laws that are used to govern the lives of Muslims. These laws have been derived from multiple sources, including the Muslim holy book known as the Qur’an and the sayings of the prophet Muhammad from the Hadith.

Under Sharia law, all human actions are regulated. All actions are categorized as obligatory, recommended, permitted, disliked, or permitted. Obligatory actions are mandatory. Forbidden actions, on the other hand, should not be performed. Recommended actions are actions that should be performed but aren’t necessarily required. Disliked actions are looked down upon but aren’t expressly forbidden. Most actions are categorized as permitted, which means that they are not encouraged or discouraged. Sharia law applies to all aspects of life, including public behavior, private behavior, and even personal beliefs.

Most nations that follow Sharia law have their own interpretations. This means that no two nations are exactly alike in what is allowed, what is forbidden, and the consequences for engaging in forbidden actions. However, Sharia law has come under scrutiny in recent years due to what many believe is hard, intrusive, and restrictive laws, particularly against females. Some examples include amputation of the hands as a punishment for theft, the punishment of death for denying the Quran, and laws surrounding the rape of women.

There are a number of countries that use Sharia law in full or in part. Those nations are:

Country Population 2019
Afghanistan38,041,754
Egypt100,388,073
Indonesia270,625,568
Iran82,913,906
Iraq39,309,783
Malaysia31,949,777
Maldives530,953
Mauritania4,525,696
Nigeria200,963,599
Pakistan216,565,318
Qatar2,832,067
Saudi Arabia34,268,528
Sudan42,813,238
United Arab Emirates9,770,529
Yemen29,161,922