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Dar al-Islam

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Dar al-Islam, or House of Islam, is a general term for states where Islam is dominant and government is based on Sharia law. There is controversy among Islamists, however, about the particular set of laws and customs to be followed, such as strict Salafism endorsed by Abu Muhammad al-Maqdisi, or a more flexible system, still clearly in charge, as described by Hassan al-Turabi

In some variants, non-Muslims, called dhimmis, who accept the primacy of Islam, may be part of the society. In other variants, anyone not following strict law is to be ousted or eradicated under the takfir doctrines.