Fiqh and Shariah are often used interchangeably. Does Shariah mean Islamic law? Is Islamic law divine? Can it be changed? Islam and Shariah are often criticised on the grounds that they promote archaic laws that are not suitable for modern society. How true is this statement and can Islam be compatible with societies beyond seventh century Arabia? This video explores the difference between fiqh and Shariah and how that difference illustrates the inherent flexibility within Islamic legal thought.