Islamic Sharia Law (English Translation)
Hadith is the collection of the Prophet Muhammad’s statements and actions coupled with the statements and actions of his companions. Hadith is believed to have been collected beginning 150 years after Muhammad’s death in 632 C.E. and it is the basis of jurisprudence for Islamic law, or Sharia law. To begin to understand Islam, one must understand what parts make up hadith, how hadith is classified, and how hadith is legitimized to mold Sharia.