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shariah  Term Image (sharī‘ah) Script Image
(Language:  Arabic)
Alternate Spellings:
Short Description: The sacred, revealed Law.
Long Description: Every divine Messenger (rasūl) brings a new sharī‘ah, according with the cyclic and human conditions. Sharī‘ah is opposed to Ḥaqīqah, i.e. the sacred Law to the divine Truth or Reality. The sacred Laws are different one from another, but their Divine Reality is always the same.
Source(s): Introduction to Sufi Doctrine (by Titus Burckhardt)
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Provided By: Dictionary of Spiritual Terms