In a recent CNN interview on Nov 18th, 2016 Kayleigh McEnany, Trump surrogate and political commentator, quoted Andrew Mccarthy (a National Review columnist) as an “Academic” source for her statement “…that 90% of the Quran is a legal document and is Shariah…”
1st: Andy McCarthy is former prosecutor and has no academic study of Islam under his belt.
2nd: The numbers dont lie. Look at these two slides from a recent lecture I gave on Case studies in Islamic law. Out of the 6236 verses of the Quran, less than 9% are about law or legal issues.
When analysing a typical work of Islamic “law”, we can see that 65% of it is not even “law,” instead it is personal custom and devotion.
If we took the 35% of Islamic legal compendiums dealing with contracts, family law, and state power as a derived from the Quran, that would be only 2.45% of the Quran.
Only 5% of those works deals with issues of state power, which if one claimed was being drawn from the Quran directly would account for only 0.35% of the verses of the Quran.
So no, 90% of the Quran is not about law.
Dont fall for the propaganda.
Source: Joe Bradford