Shari’ah is the code of law for the Islamic way of life which Allah the Almighty has revealed for mankind and commanded us to follow.
Shari’ah prescribes a complete set of laws for the guidance of mankind so that Good (Ma’ruf) may triumph and Evil (Munkar) disappears from society. It provides a clear and straight path which leads to progress and fulfillment in life and the attainment of Allah’s pleasure.
Shari’ah has two other sources: Ijma’ (consensus) and Qiyas (analogy or reasoning on the basis of similar circumstances). These sources must still be based on the Qur’an and the Prophetic teachings