A History of the Application of Islamic Law in Nigeria - Sodiq, Yushau
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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
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Produktbeschreibung
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.

Autorenporträt
Dr. Yushau Sodiq is an Associate Professor at Texas Christian University and specializes on Islamic Studies, Islamic Law, African religions and Islam in America.
Inhaltsangabe
1. Nigeria: The Giant of Africa2. A History of Islamic Law in Nigeria3. Islamic Law after the Independence4. The Structure of the Islamic Courts in Northern Nigeria5. Christian Response to the Application of Islamic Law in Nigeria6. Is the Application of Islamic Law in Zamfara State a Success or a Failure?