“…governed by seventh century rules…”
“…stuck in the seventh century…”
etc etc etc
Usually said or written in a derogatory manner towards those seeking to live their lives by sharia, or when some group of muzzies somewhere attempts to enforce their vision of sharia (usually in a barbaric manner that in all actuallity has no basis in sharia).
Why is this a pet peeve? Because it shows a complete lack of understanding as to how sharia was formed and how it developed, nay, dare I stay, is developing. Heck, one doesn’t even need to get all in depth with it. A quick glance at good ol Wikipedia will show that sharia developed over several centuries. Even if the gates of ijtihad were closed (which is debatable), they were closed in or around the 10th century, which is certainly not the 7th century.