Religious Law

Religious law refers to the concept of a religious system or document being used as a legal resource, refers to the concept that the word of God is law. The use of religion for public law has a static and permanent quality, preventing improvement during legislative acts of government or development due to the fact in most places such a system would exist the belief that god is above the state in all ways.

A Religious Legal System may use un-codified principles, ideas and beliefs or may use a religious text or texts as the source of their authority. Clergy would usually take up the reins of god and would interpret the words of the text to suit the case brought before him or her.