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11/02/2010

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anon

An important theme of the Quran is the struggle against oppression (the Quran says oppression is worse than slaughter)---and from this follows the idea of religious freedom---that is, if a religion is imposed on another---it is oppression. However, in Islam---religious "Law" (Sharia) is divided into two areas---one is "Fiqh" or Jurisprudence and this is arrived at throught the values of the Quran, the Sunna and other tools such as ijma, shura, itjihad....etc. The primary purpose of fiqh is justice between Man and Man. The other part of religious law is the obligations of man towards God---such as prayers, rituals, duties etc. These cannot be enforced or judged because that responsibility belongs to God alone---not man.

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