Shari ah on Trial

Author: Sarah Eltantawi
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520293789
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In November of 1999, Nigerians took to the streets demanding the re-implementation of shari'ah law in their country. Two years later, many Nigerians supported the death sentence by stoning of a peasant woman for alleged sexual misconduct. Public outcry in the West was met with assurances to the Western public: stoning is not a part of Islam; stoning happens "only in Africa"; reports of stoning are exaggerated by Western sensationalism. However, none of these statements are true. Shari'ah on Trial goes beyond journalistic headlines and liberal pieties to give a powerful account of how Northern Nigerians reached a point of such desperation that they demanded the return of the strictest possible shari'ah law. Sarah Eltantawi analyzes changing conceptions of Islamic theology and practice as well as Muslim and British interactions dating back to the colonial period to explain the resurgence of shari'ah, with implications for Muslim-majority countries around the world.

Sharia Dynamics

Author: Timothy P. Daniels
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 331945692X
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This multidisciplinary volume explores the role of Islamic law within the dynamic processes of postcolonial transformation, nation building, and social reform. Here, eleven international scholars examine Islamic law in several contemporary sociopolitical contexts, focusing specifically on Malaysia, Indonesia, Pakistan, China, Tunisia, Nigeria, the United States, and the International Islamic Fiqh Academy (IIFA) of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). The contributors also address the entanglement of Islamic law and ethics with the history of Muslim religious discourses, shifts toward modernity, gender relations, and efforts to construct exclusive or plural national communities. Sharia Dynamics, at once enchanting and enlightening, is a must-read for scholars of contemporary Islam.

Sharia or Shura

Author: Sakah Saidu Mahmud
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 0739175653
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Although Muslims in northern Nigeria and Senegal share a common Islamic background in the Sufi tradition, the societies differ in their attitudes and approaches to public affairs. This book provides explanations for the divergence using factors such as the pre-colonial and colonial experiences; socio-political structures of the nation-states; and the structures and forms of Muslim brotherhoods and organizations.

Shar a in Africa Today

Author: John A. Chesworth
Publisher: BRILL
ISBN: 9004262121
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Sharīʿa in Africa Today. Reactions and Responses explores how Islamic law has influenced relations between Muslims and Christians, through a series of case studies by young African scholars working in Sudan, Nigeria, Kenya and Tanzania

Der Kadi und seine Zeugen

Author: Christian Müller
Publisher: Otto Harrassowitz
ISBN: 9783447068987
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English summary: Only a case of terminal colitis saved the Qadi saraf al-Din from removal from office and the Sultan's punishment in 1397. Today, the judge's records form the core of the 900 Haram documents found in Jerusalem forty years ago. In his study, Christian Muller analyzes this unique collection from a diplomatic, legal and socio-historical perspective. For the first time, it is possible to meticulously reconstruct the operations of a Qadi court based on original documents, ranging from revisions of written witness reports and the individual steps of a case to the process of reaching a verdict and the use of authenticated documents in courts in other cities. Individual records and related files provide surprising insights into legal relationships and the lives of the urban and rural population, tradesmen, scholars and emirs at that time. German description: Nur eine todliche Darmkolitis bewahrte den Kadi saraf al-Din im Jahre 1397 vor Bestrafung und Amtsenthebung durch den Sultan. Heute bilden die Akten dieses Richters den Grossteil der vor vierzig Jahren in Jerusalem entdeckten 900 Haram-Urkunden. Christian Mullers Studie untersucht diesen aussergewohnlichen Korpus unter diplomatischen, rechtspraktischen und sozialhistorischen Gesichtspunkten. Erstmals lasst sich die Arbeitsweise eines Kadigerichts anhand von Originalurkunden detailliert rekonstruieren: von der Redaktion schriftlicher Zeugenurkunden uber die mundlichen Verfahrensschritte bis zur Urteilsfindung und der Verwendung beglaubigter Urkunden vor Gerichten anderer Stadte. Einzelne Urkunden und inhaltlich verbundene Aktengruppen bieten ungeahnte Einblicke in die Rechtsverhaltnisse und Lebenswelten der damaligen Stadt- und Landbewohner, Gelehrte, Handler oder Emire.