Islamic Life and Sharia Law: Faith & Culture - Quiz & Worksheet


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Followers of Islam are called _____.

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1. Which of the following statements about Sharia is FALSE?

2. The _____ and the _____ are considered sacred texts in Islam.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Sharia law regulates virtually every aspect of Muslim life from dress and personal hygiene to finances and family relationships. This quiz/worksheet combo will help you understand the origins of Sharia law and the reasons why orthodox Muslims embrace and follow it.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In these assessments, you'll be tested on:

  • The meaning of Sharia and the definition of Sharia law
  • Two Islamic sacred texts
  • The country in which Sharia law is the basis of criminal law
  • Followers of Sharia law

Skills Practiced

This quiz and worksheet lets students practice the following skills:

  • Knowledge application - use the knowledge you've gained on Sharia law to answer questions about its role in Muslim culture
  • Defining key concepts - ensure that you can define key terms, such as fundamentalist Muslims, Hadith and Sunnah
  • Making connections - use you understanding of Sharia law's place in Islamic faith to explain its importance to Muslims
  • Critical thinking - apply modern views on human rights to Sharia law to examine Islam's challenge to maintain its faith traditions in a new light

Additional Learning

To learn more, review the accompanying lesson on Islamic life and Sharia law. This lesson covers the following objectives:

  • Understand the sacred nature of Sharia law
  • Understand the broad scope of Sharia law
  • Know the consequences for violating Sharia law
  • Understand the challenges of incorporating Sharia law into a country's system of criminal law