Islam vs Xeer - What's the difference?

islam | xeer |


As nouns the difference between islam and xeer

is that islam is islam while xeer is the traditional legal system of somalia, believed to predate islam, in which elders serve as mediators and people are responsible for the actions of their families.

islam

English

Alternative forms

* Islaam,

Noun

(-) (wikipedia Islam)
  • A monotheistic Abrahamic religion followed by Muslims that is based on the teachings of Muhammad and the Qur'an .
  • # (specifically) The Muslim way of life; the collective body or culture of Muslim believers and traditions
  • Synonyms

    * Mohammedanism *

    Hypernyms

    * religion, monotheism, Abrahamism

    Coordinate terms

    *

    See also

    * Allah * Hajj * Qur'an * mosque * sharia law * hadith

    Anagrams

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    xeer

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia xeer)
  • The traditional legal system of Somalia, believed to predate Islam, in which elders serve as mediators and people are responsible for the actions of their families.
  • * 1977 , David D Laitin, Politics, language, and thought: the Somali experience?
  • It arranges for settlement of collective debts, discusses xeer dealings with central authorities, maintains the group wells, and protects grazing areas.
  • * 2005 , Walter Dostal, Wolfgang Kraus, Shattering tradition: custom, law and the individual in the Muslim Mediterranean
  • In rural areas, there is still confusion between xeer and shari'a.
  • * 2007 , Lars Buur, Helene Maria Kyed, State recognition and democratization in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • The key feature of the xeer is its common law character...