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[This chapter provides a short introduction to the history of Nigeria and its culture. It defines what Islamic law is, why it has different shades of meaning and how it developed from its origin in the 1800s until today. It concludes by pointing out that the application of Islamic law is not new...
[This chapter addresses the history of Islam, how Islamic law was introduced into Nigeria and how the Sokoto Caliphate (1808–1903) became the champion of the establishment of Islamic law in Northern Nigeria in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The northerners have never ceased...
[This chapter examines the structure of Islamic law during colonial rule and the impact that British rule had on its application. It looks into the solid structure and changes that the British laid down for the application of Islamic law in the north.]
[This chapter gives examples of how Islamic law is practiced in the Shari’ah courts. Three cases are thoroughly analyzed. It explains how judges are appointed and how they make their judgments. It concludes by emphasizing that the decision of the Islamic law courts can be appealed in the federal...
[This chapter explains how Nigerian Christians respond to the application of Islamic law. It discusses how the application of the Shari’ah affects the lives of Christians in the North and how they feel about it. In addition, it elaborates how the Christian Association of Nigeria raises many...
[This chapter evaluates how Zamfara State operates Islamic law and critically analyzes its successes and failures. The conclusion summarizes the main themes of the book and provides final thoughts by the author.]
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