New PDF release: A History of the Application of Islamic Law in Nigeria

By Yushau Sodiq

ISBN-10: 3319505998

ISBN-13: 9783319505992

ISBN-10: 3319506005

ISBN-13: 9783319506005

This paintings analyzes the historical past of the appliance of Islamic legislation (Shari`ah) in Nigeria. It analyzes how Islamic legislation emerged in Nigeria towards the start of the nineteenth century and remained acceptable until eventually the arriving of the British Colonial regime in Northern Nigeria in 1903. It sheds mild on how the legislation survived colonial rule and maintains until eventually today.

Dr. Yushau Sodiq analyzes innovative parts in Islamic legislations over the last centuries. He is going directly to talk about many objections raised by means of the Nigerian Christians opposed to the appliance of Islamic legislations, in addition to how Muslims reply to such feedback. In an international that's frequently saturated with Islamophobia and ignorant misconceptions approximately Islam, this ebook goals to explain and reply to many vital thoughts and concepts inside of Islamic spiritual culture.

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24 Although Islam found a good foothold in Hausa land, and many Hausa rulers from the fifteenth to the eighteenth centuries were Muslims and appointed Muslim scholars as judges, native laws were often resorted to. A HISTORY OF ISLAMIC LAW IN NIGERIA 31 Islamic Law Before the Sokoto Caliphate The above discussion dealt with the coming of Islam to Hausa land before Shaykh Uthman Dan Fodio came on the scene. Development of the implementation of Islamic law had not really begun prior to the reforms introduced by Shaykh Uthman Dan Fodio.

Another person came and asked whether he should write down a contract if he borrowed from another. The answer came that he should write any contract down, as stated in ch 2:282. Whenever Muslim scholars label anything as the rights of God (huquq Allah), they are referring to the public rights. 12. Anwar A. Qadri, Islamic Jurisprudence in the Modern World (Pakistan, Lahore: Sh.  43–49. 13. “The woman and the man guilty of adultery or fornication, flog each of them with a hundred stripes. Let not compassion moves you in their case, in a matter prescribed by God, if you believe in God and the last day; and let a party of the believers witness their punishment” (Qur’an 24:2).

Where there were existing Islamic laws, such as in Northern Nigeria and Senegal, the colonial rulers replaced them with European laws or modified them to the extent that they no longer reflected Islamic law. The only area which the colonial rulers did not tamper with completely was “personal laws,” known as al-ahwal al-shakhsiyyah. These covered only family law. Nevertheless, they continuously criticizing the remaining family law until many Muslim countries modified it to resemble European law, as evidenced in North Africa: Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco.

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