A HISTORY OF THE APPLICATION OF ISLAMIC LAW IN NIGERIA

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A History Of The Application Of Islamic Law In Nigeria

Author : Yushau Sodiq
ISBN : 9783319506005
Genre : Religion
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This work analyzes the history of the application of Islamic law (Shari`ah) in Nigeria. It analyzes how Islamic law emerged in Nigeria toward the beginning of the 19th century and remained applicable until the arrival of the British Colonial regime in Northern Nigeria in 1903. It sheds light on how the law survived colonial rule and continues until today. Dr. Yushau Sodiq analyzes progressive elements in Islamic law over the past two centuries. He goes on to discuss many objections raised by the Nigerian Christians against the application of Islamic law, as well as how Muslims respond to such criticism. In a world that is often saturated with Islamophobia and ignorant misconceptions about Islam, this book aims to clarify and respond to many important concepts and ideas within Islamic religious tradition.
Category: Religion

Crime And Punishment In Islamic Law

Author : Rudolph Peters
ISBN : 9781139445344
Genre : History
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Rudolph Peters' book, first published in 2006, is about crimes and their punishments as laid down in Islamic law. In recent years some of the more fundamentalist regimes, such as those of Iran, Pakistan, Sudan and the northern states of Nigeria have reintroduced Islamic law in place of western criminal codes. Peters gives a detailed account of the classical doctrine and traces the enforcement of criminal law from the Ottoman period to the present day. The accounts of actual cases which range from theft, banditry, murder, fornication and apostasy shed light on the complexities of the law, and the sensitivity and perspicacity of the qadis who implemented it. This is the first single-authored account of both the theory and practice of Islamic criminal law. It will be invaluable for students, and scholars in the field, as well as for professionals looking for comprehensive coverage of the topic.
Category: History

Religion And The Making Of Nigeria

Author : Olufemi Vaughan
ISBN : 9780822373872
Genre : History
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In Religion and the Making of Nigeria, Olufemi Vaughan examines how Christian, Muslim, and indigenous religious structures have provided the essential social and ideological frameworks for the construction of contemporary Nigeria. Using a wealth of archival sources and extensive Africanist scholarship, Vaughan traces Nigeria’s social, religious, and political history from the early nineteenth century to the present. During the nineteenth century, the historic Sokoto Jihad in today’s northern Nigeria and the Christian missionary movement in what is now southwestern Nigeria provided the frameworks for ethno-religious divisions in colonial society. Following Nigeria’s independence from Britain in 1960, Christian-Muslim tensions became manifest in regional and religious conflicts over the expansion of sharia, in fierce competition among political elites for state power, and in the rise of Boko Haram. These tensions are not simply conflicts over religious beliefs, ethnicity, and regionalism; they represent structural imbalances founded on the religious divisions forged under colonial rule.
Category: History

Islamic Criminal Law In Northern Nigeria

Author : Gunnar J. Weimann
ISBN : 9789056296551
Genre : Law
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Annotation. In 2000 and 2001, twelve northern states of the Federal Republic of Nigeria introduced Islamic criminal law as one of a number of measures aiming at "reintroducing the shari'a." Immediately after its adoption, defendants were sentenced to death by stoning or to amputation of the hand. Apart from a few well publicised trials, however, the number and nature of cases tried under Islamic criminal law are little known. Based on a sample of trials, the present thesis discusses the introduction of Islamic criminal law and the evolution of judicial practice within the regions historical, cultural, political and religious context. The introduction of Islamic criminal law was initiated by politicians and supported by Muslim reform groups, but its potential effects were soon mitigated on higher judicial levels and aspects of the law were contained by local administrators. This title can be previewed in Google Books - http://books.google.com/books?vid=ISBN9789056296551.
Category: Law

Dispensing Justice In Islam

Author : Muḥammad K̲ālid Masud
ISBN : 9789004140677
Genre : Religion
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Dispensing Justice is designed to serve as a sourcebook of Islamic judicial practice and qadi judgments from the rise of Islam to modern times, drawing upon court records and qadi court records, in addition to literary sources. The volume fills a large gap in Islamic legal history. "Dispensing Justice" is designed to serve as a source book of Islamic judicial practice from the rise of Islam to modern times, drawing upon legal documents, qadi court records, archival marerials and literary souces. The volume fills a large ap in our understanding of Islamic legal history. (modified by Powers).
Category: Religion

Democratization And Islamic Law

Author : Johannes Harnischfeger
ISBN : 9783593382562
Genre : Political Science
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When democracy was introduced to Nigeria in 1999, one-third of its federal states declared that they would be governed by sharia, or Islamic law. This work argues that such a break with secular constitutional traditions in a multireligious country can have disastrous consequences
Category: Political Science

Sharia Implementation In Northern Nigeria 1999 2006 Historical Background

Author : Philip Ostien
ISBN : 9780298371
Genre : Islam and politics
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In addition to the complete text of the work as published by Spectrum, this Internet edition includes additional documentary materials too voluminous for inclusion in the printed text. For complete details see the tables of contents to the individual volumes.
Category: Islam and politics

Shari Ah And The Press In Nigeria

Author : Ibrahim Ado-Kurawa
ISBN : 9783091077
Genre : Christianity and other religions
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Category: Christianity and other religions

Islamic Law In Nigeria

Author : Syed Khalid Rashid
ISBN : STANFORD:36105044268493
Genre : Religion
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Category: Religion