In recent years in our country, we have all become familiar with the Sharia. I suspect however that far too many people know exactly what the Sharia is. In order to fully comprehend the theme of this lecture, it is necessary to start by defining what the Sharia is in simple terms. The Sharia is the body of Divine Law in the Religion of Islam that governs the religions and secular life of Muslims. It is inscribed in the Holy Koran and is regarded as the commands of the Almighty Allah. In short the Sharia constitutes enforceable rules of law binding on all believers in the Religion of Islam. It is acknowledged that these rules are not binding on non-Moslems including Christians.