A Crash Course In Sharia Law

Email a Friend
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)
From

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.

Guest

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.

Copyright 2016 NPR. To see more, visit http://www.npr.org/.