What is sharia?

THE TALIBAN plan to rule Afghanistan in accordance with sharia. During its previous stint in power, the militant group was known for its strict interpretation of Islamic jurisprudence, banning music and forcing women to wear a full burqa in public. But many countries besides Afghanistan—among them Saudi Arabia, Iran and parts of Indonesia and Nigeria—also use sharia without such strictures. So what is sharia, and how is it applied?

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https://www.economist.com/the-economist-explains/2021/09/08/what-is-sharia-law

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