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What is Sharia? Also meaning "path" in Arabic, sharia guides all aspects of Muslim life including daily routines, familial and religious obligations, and financial dealings. It is derived primarily from the Quran and the Sunna--the sayings, practices, and teachings of the Prophet Mohammed. Precedents and analogy applied by Muslim scholars are used to address new issues. The consensus of the Muslim community also plays a role in defining this theological manual.
8. Islamist Groups and Shari'a
Majorities say Islamist groups should be allowed to participate in the political process by
organizing political parties and running candidates in elections and reject the argument that
such groups should be excluded because they are not genuinely democratic. The Islamist goal
of giving Shari’a a larger role in Islamic society is viewed positively. Views are more mixed,
however, on whether people would like to see a greater role for Shari’a in their country, and
among those who do prefer a greater role views vary as to whether this greater role should
emphasize the enforcement traditions or social welfare.
I hate to say this but when I look at how sick our Western society is today in 2011; makes me think that perhaps some aspects of Sharia Law would'nt be a bad thing to have in our judicial system thats already broken down.
During that process of the splitting up of Islam, Islam was actually broken apart and became compartmentalized. Sufism is the inner realm of Islam which deals with the person having a personal relationship with God and yearning for him. When the system of worship was first revealed, this was just a normal part of it, but afterward, it was turned into a sect and the practitioners became "the sufi's". I've seen in the past couple of years more and more muslims begin to understand sufism for what it is and have started to implement it in their lives via meditations and such.
If we come from the same "family" of religions, then obviously it's the SAME GOD.