By Yushau Sodiq

ISBN-10: 3319505998

ISBN-13: 9783319505992

ISBN-10: 3319506005

ISBN-13: 9783319506005

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

Dr. Yushau Sodiq analyzes revolutionary parts in Islamic legislation over the last centuries. He is going directly to speak about many objections raised by way of the Nigerian Christians opposed to the appliance of Islamic legislation, in addition to how Muslims reply to such feedback. In an international that's frequently saturated with Islamophobia and ignorant misconceptions approximately Islam, this e-book goals to elucidate and reply to many very important techniques and ideas inside Islamic spiritual culture.

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1007/978-3-319-50600-5_2 27 28 Y. ”2 Indirect rule entailed that the native people who were in power before the conquest would remain in their posts, and the emirs who were exercising power previously would be responsible for the administration of their people, while the Britons would supervise their activities and provide administrative advice where needed. Further, most of the country was already under the control of the Fulani emirates. Sir Fredrick Lugard was impressed by the quality of their administrative machinery and ability.

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).

After the Jihad, A HISTORY OF ISLAMIC LAW IN NIGERIA 39 he established Islamic law, which his followers adhered to. He reformed the existing courts, while his son Muhammad Bello built new courts and supplied them with scholars who were knowledgeable in Islamic jurisprudence. There were three types of court at that time: the alkali court, the emir court and the appeal court. 72 The procedures and duties of these courts were explained in the works of Shaykh Uthman, Muhammad Bello and Shaykh Abdullah ibn Fodio.

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