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Sharia Law Countries

Name the eleven countries that use Islamic law at a national level for both criminal proceedings and family law.
According to Wikipedia
Many other countries use it for family law only, or have specific localities that use it
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Country
Afghanistan
Brunei
Iran
Iraq
Maldives
Mauritania
Country
Pakistan
Qatar
Saudi Arabia
Sudan
Yemen
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level 71
Nov 14, 2016
Did not expect Maldives to be on this list.
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level 62
Nov 14, 2016
They've been heavily influenced by Saudi Arabia. According to the government it's 100% Muslim.
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level 53
Nov 14, 2016
I believe Brunei should be included for 11 total
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level 67
Dec 28, 2016
Yeah, i did wonder why it wasn't on the list. Quiz probably just needs updated.
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level ∞
Apr 4, 2019
Now updated
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level 72
Nov 14, 2016
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level 62
Nov 14, 2016
The quiz says the countries use Islamic law for judicial and personal issues. Nigeria is like a mixture and not all of the country uses Sharia Law the same way.
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level ∞
Nov 15, 2016
Yep
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level 51
May 25, 2019
It's not universal law, it's only legal in Muslim-majority areas, unlike the rest of these. Gamer1162 is right in saying the country is like a mixture in terms of legal codes.
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level 69
Nov 15, 2016
Aren't there a few provinces of Malaysia and Indonesia that use Shariah law too?
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level 62
Nov 15, 2016
Read my above comment. It applies to Indonesia as well
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level 73
Dec 28, 2016
Always remember that Aceh has a lot of particularities. Indonesia had to make concessions on a lot of issues regarding the region, just to squelch the lingering unrest and not let it escalate into a full-fledged civil war like in East Timor. This way, they were able to retain Aceh into their realm and did not end up with a fouth island shared with another country.
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level 63
Nov 15, 2016
A new quiz gets taken so many times, but there is no rating of the quiz by any. Something wrong with my settings?
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level ∞
Nov 15, 2016
A minimum number of votes is required before a rating is assigned.
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level 25
Nov 24, 2016
what about uae and kuwait
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level 53
Dec 28, 2016
Kuwait uses Sharia for personal issues only. UAE varies by region.
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level 19
Dec 28, 2016
That list was weird. Had no idea Maldives would be on there.
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level 40
Dec 30, 2016
Hey, I live in Pakistan. But the Sharia Law is not applied here to deal with the criminals nor for personal issues. Although the Sharia was applied during Gen. Zia's regime about 30 years ago. It was abrogated afterwards.
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level 64
May 25, 2019
Then why was Asia Bibi on death row all those years for blasphemy?
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level 28
Jan 4, 2017
According to the map in the link you provided, Brunei also uses Sharia law for judicial and personal issues. So it should be added.
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level ∞
Jan 5, 2017
It looks like the Wikipedia article has changed. Brunei will be added next time I update the quiz.
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level 53
Nov 24, 2018
Brunei?
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level 53
Feb 28, 2019
Brunei?
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level 70
Apr 4, 2019
Still needs an update to add Brunei
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level ∞
Apr 4, 2019
Okay, done.
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level 60
Apr 4, 2019
Got Maldives literally at the last second
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level 45
Apr 5, 2019
what about kuwait, syria, uae, bahrain,
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level 55
Apr 5, 2019
what about Somalia??
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level 56
May 25, 2019
I refuse to answer this quiz
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level 45
May 26, 2019
Why did you waste time clicking on it, and then typing this comment then?
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level 62
May 25, 2019
What about Vatican City???????? It should be on here for sure.....
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level 59
May 25, 2019
Yeah and what about Iceland!!!
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level 76
May 25, 2019
I was thinking, "Name every country close to Saudi Arabia." Then I forgot to include Saudi Arabia. Sigh.
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level 61
May 25, 2019
Surely it is idiocy to use religious law in a secular context, but some of these countries are curious. Do Qatar and Maldives really apply Sharia law in these situations, or is it a kind of "on the books, but not in practice" thing, like the speed limit in the United States?
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level 38
May 26, 2019
7/11.
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level 65
Jun 19, 2019
AKA: the REAL countries that should be sanctioned and boycotted