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A History of the Application of Islamic Law in Nigeria

Authors: Sodiq, Yushau

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  • The first short in-depth history of the application of Islamic law in NigeriaOffers an analysis of the complexity and resilience of  Islamic Court Systems in Northern Nigeria
  • Presents an account containing numerous illustrations and case studies demonstrating how and why  Islamic law has been applied in different areas of life in Nigeria 
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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. 

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Dr. Yushau Sodiq is an Associate Professor at Texas Christian University and specializes on Islamic Studies, Islamic Law, African religions and Islam in America. 

Table of contents (6 chapters)

Table of contents (6 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
A History of the Application of Islamic Law in Nigeria
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-50600-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-50600-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-50599-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-84438-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 168
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