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Is Shari’ah the Most Barbaric Form of Law? | Animation

Often, the only things the West associates with Islam are stoning and handchopping. This illustrates how our society has profoundly misunderstood Islam and Shari’ah.

For more on this topic, read “Stoning and Hand Cutting—Understanding the Hudud and the Shariah in Islam” by Dr. Jonathan Brown.


Dr. Jonathan Brown

Director of Research | Dr. Jonathan A. C. Brown is a Director of Research at Yaqeen Institute, and an Associate Professor and Chair of Islamic Civilization at Georgetown University. He is the editor in chief of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Islam and the Law, and the author of several books including Misquoting Muhammad: The Challenges and Choices of Interpreting the Prophet's Legacy.