A Crash Course In Sharia Law

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Islamic jurist professor Khaled Abou El Fadl, one of the world's preeminent Islamic scholars, holds a copy of the Qur'an in 2005 at his library in Los Angeles. (Damian Dovarganes/AP)

As Donald Trump speaks about his plans to combat terrorism, we wanted to take a look at two words you’ll probably hear: Sharia law. It’s become so scary to many Americans that lawmakers in some states have tried to pass laws banning it.

Here & Now’s Jeremy Hobson gets a crash course in sharia law from Khaled Abou El Fadl, a law professor at UCLA.


Khaled Abou El Fadl, a professor at the UCLA School of Law and the author of 14 books, including “Reasoning with God: Reclaiming Shari’ah in the Modern Age.” He tweets @Kh_fadl.

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