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99% of people in Afghanistan support Islamic Sharia law in the country: Pew survey

The Pew Research Center released the results of a survey on April 2010, which found that 99% of Afghans accept it as the country’s official law. Islamic Sharia law At that time, the US military presence in Afghanistan was strong. Made by Pew Survey Title It was “The World’s Muslims: Religion, Politics and Society”, under which questions were asked about Islamic Sharia law in 223 countries. The survey was conducted before the Taliban regime in Afghanistan.

Sharia as official law

In this survey, %% of Muslims in Afghanistan were in favor of making Sharia the official law of the country. Apart from this, 84% of Pakistanis have also shown their acceptance in favor of Sharia. The survey found that a significant number of people in most South Asian countries support Sharia.

The survey also revealed an interesting fact that Muslims who pray or pray a few times a day show their support for the Shariah more than those who pray less.

99% of people in Afghanistan support Islamic Sharia law in the country: Pew survey
Source: Pew Research Center

According to the survey, at least 1 in 1 Muslims out of 223 countries believe that Shariah is Allah and not created by man. According to the survey, about 11% of Muslims in Pakistan considered Sharia to be Allah, while% of Muslims in Afghanistan supported it.

99% of people in Afghanistan support Islamic Sharia law in the country: Pew survey99% of people in Afghanistan support Islamic Sharia law in the country: Pew survey
Source: Pew Research Center

Sharia law on non-Muslims

When the question was asked whether Sharia only applies to Muslims or also to non-Muslims? Afghans 1% of Afghans surveyed said that Sharia also applies to non-Muslims. However, in Pakistan the number was low and only 34% of people spoke of imposing Sharia on non-Muslims.

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99% of people in Afghanistan support Islamic Sharia law in the country: Pew survey99% of people in Afghanistan support Islamic Sharia law in the country: Pew survey
Source: Pew Research Center

Sharia also applies to domestic and personal matters?

Marriage, divorce and inheritance are some of the domestic and personal matters covered by Islamic law. The majority of Muslims who are in favor of making Sharia an official law of the state, agree that Sharia should be applied in these matters as well.

99% of people in Afghanistan support Islamic Sharia law in the country: Pew survey99% of people in Afghanistan support Islamic Sharia law in the country: Pew survey
Source: Pew Research Center

There are large numbers of people in Southeast Asia, South Asia, the Middle East and North Africa who support Sharia law to resolve family problems. %% in Pakistan and %% in Afghanistan accept Sharia court intervention in property and family disputes.

Opinions of Muslims about the punishment of Hudud

According to the survey, at least half of the people in 20 countries support the Hudud punishment. Under this, there is a provision to cut off the hands of thieves and robbers. 88% in Pakistan and about 81% in Afghanistan support such punishment. Hudud, considered sacred in Islam, is mentioned in the Qur’an.

99% of people in Afghanistan support Islamic Sharia law in the country: Pew survey99% of people in Afghanistan support Islamic Sharia law in the country: Pew survey
Source: Pew Research Center

Also, 89% of Muslims in Pakistan and 855% of Muslims in Afghanistan continue to throw stones as punishment for crimes like adultery. Also, in this survey conducted in 2013-2013, left% Afghan Muslims and %% Pakistani Muslims supported the death penalty for apostates.

Ever since the Taliban established their rule in Afghanistan, there have been reports that Islamic groups are seeking to impose Sharia law on the country. However, a survey conducted by Pew in 2013 claimed that most Afghans supported Sharia law when the country was not under Taliban rule.

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