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Zia H Shah

He is a physician practicing in Upstate New York. He is the Chief Editor of the Muslim Times, which has more than 43,000 followers in Twitter. He is also Chair of Religion and Science for the Muslim Sunrise, the oldest Muslim publication in North America. He has authored more than 400 articles on Islam, Christianity, Secularism and Religion & Science. Follow in Twitter: @The_MuslimTimes

What is sharia law? And how is the Taliban using it in Afghanistan?

Marina Pitofsky; USA TODAY Sharia “is defined very clearly by the Quran,” but interpretations have drastically differed. The Islamic religious law can apply to the criminal laws of a country, laws on marriage and more. “Sharia means literally ‘the path.’” Days after taking over Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul, […]