Role and sources of Sharia

Learning objectives

The main objectives this lesson is to:

-Debate the sources of Sharia, and

-Explain the authorities able to interpret the Quran and the Sunnah and their role

What are the sources of Sharia?

There are 2 primary sources of Sharia: the Quran and the Sunnah, and

3 secondary sources: Ijma’ (consensus), Qiyas (analogy) and Ijtihad (interpretation)