What is Shari’ah?

The term Shari’ah encompasses the entirety of the Islamic faith, which Allah has selected for His servants to guide them from ignorance into enlightenment. It comprises the rules and guidelines He has ordained for them, encompassing both commands and prohibitions, what is lawful (halal), and what is forbidden (haram).

Success awaits those who adhere to Allah’s Shari’ah, recognizing what He permits as permissible and what He forbids as prohibited.

Anyone who opposes Allah’s Shari’ah subjects themselves to His displeasure, wrath, and the prospect of His punishment.

Allah says in the Al-Quran:

ثُمَّ جَعَلۡنَٰكَ عَلَىٰ شَرِيعَةٖ مِّنَ ٱلۡأَمۡرِ فَٱتَّبِعۡهَا وَلَا تَتَّبِعۡ أَهۡوَآءَ ٱلَّذِينَ لَا يَعۡلَمُونَ

Now We have set you ˹O Prophet˺ on the ˹clear˺ Way of faith. So follow it, and do not follow the desires of those who do not know ˹the truth˺.

Al-Jaathiya: Ayah 18