The Role of Parliament in the Implementation of Shariah in Western Europe (Belgium, France, and Germany)


This article aims to describe the condition of Muslims who live and integrate in Germany, Belgium, the Netherlands, and other European Regions, who should find religious foundations and interpretations that do not deviate from the boundaries imposed by a secular legal state. By calling for incorporating some Islamic law principles into British law, the Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams, has sparked interest and sharp criticism in Britain. In Germany, some journalists warned against “the Western world taking another step in the path of submission to the wishes of the minority Muslim immigrants who do not want to integrate.” Are these concerns well-founded? After conducting a literature review, we employed a qualitative approach using data from mass media, books, and journal articles to analyze the trend of a small proportion of European society, supported by scholars and clergy, who advocate for the application of Islamic law based on the principles of democracy and secularism. We studied how this phenomenon relates to freedom of opinion and the direction of community policy.

Keywords: implementation, parliament, Shariah, Europe

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