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transition?
10-15-2008, 08:33 PM
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I was recently reading the distinction of an Islamic country and a Muslim country.

Islamic country is one that adheres to only Sharia Law
while a
Muslim country is one that has a majority of Muslims, but does not strictly adhere to Islamic law and is most likely to have a mix of different law, incorporating some Islamic law.


One person made a point that there are no Islamic countries anymore, only Muslim countries.

I was wondering about Saudi Arabia. Is it not an Islamic country?
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BlissfullyJaded
10-15-2008, 11:19 PM
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No, it is a Muslim country. It does not strictly adhere to Shariah 100%. One very obvious point is that they are a monarchy, and monarchy is not part of Shariah. But they are the strictest of all Muslim countries I think.
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The Khan
10-15-2008, 11:25 PM
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I consider Iran as having the best form of Sharia. I consider it to be a true Islamic state.

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transition?
10-16-2008, 01:17 AM
Originally Posted by Jawharah
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No, it is a Muslim country. It does not strictly adhere to Shariah 100%. One very obvious point is that they are a monarchy, and monarchy is not part of Shariah. But they are the strictest of all Muslim countries I think.
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Someone said that not allowing women to drive was a more cultural thing, is that true? ^o)
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The Khan
10-16-2008, 01:19 AM
Yes, it is 100% cultural.

Saudi is planning to remove that law, with a few restrictions.

These cultural aspects have been intergrated with Salafi doctrine. The Salafis and the monarchy have a mutual agreement with each other. Without the dominance of Salafi influenced Sharia, the monarchy will collapse, for the majority of the population follows Salafi thought.
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transition?
10-16-2008, 01:21 AM
Originally Posted by The Khan
Yes, it is 100% cultural.

Saudi is planning to remove that law, with a few restrictions.
Do they have any information online anywhere about it?

I'm gonna search these forums.

Thanks brother.
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The Khan
10-16-2008, 01:44 AM
You're welcome Okhee. ^^

Search on Google News, it did make international headlines a few months back.
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BlissfullyJaded
10-16-2008, 01:56 AM
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Yeah, Saudi women are expected be able to drive sometime this year or early next year. I haven't heard any reports of the King actually lifting the ban, there were just stating back then they are seriously considering it.

I disagree that Iran is an Islamic country, they're also just a Muslim country.
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The Khan
10-16-2008, 07:13 PM
Maybe so, Okhee. Do you think there are any true Islamic states?

Quite a few countries call themselves "Islamic republic of..."
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