Oman's legal system is based on the Ibadi
the sharia (Islamic law), which is similar to that of the
orthodox schools of Sunni Islam
(see Sunni Islam
, ch. 1).
Jurisprudence is administered regionally by the
conjunction with the qadi, a judge who has attained that
either by graduating from an Islamic law college or by
advanced study with local religious experts. Although
guided by the sharia, the system aims at arriving at a
decision or compromise acceptable to all parties.
tribal law has become mixed with religious law. Modern
law, borrowed from other parts of the Middle East and
also operates in the business sphere.
Data as of January 1993