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:

Sharia Law Countries 2020

Country Population 2020
Indonesia273,523,615
Pakistan220,892,340
Nigeria206,139,589
Egypt102,334,404
Iran83,992,949
Sudan43,849,260
Iraq40,222,493
Afghanistan38,928,346
Saudi Arabia34,813,871
Malaysia32,365,999
Yemen29,825,964
United Arab Emirates9,890,402
Mauritania4,649,658
Qatar2,881,053
Maldives540,544