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Title:The Evolution of the Islamic Judiciary in Sinnar
Author:Spaulding, Jay L.ISNI
Periodical:International Journal of African Historical Studies
Geographic term:Sudan
Funj polity
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
History and Exploration
External link:https://www.jstor.org/stable/216735
Abstract:The Funj kingdom of Sinnar dominated much of the northern Nilotic Sudan from about 1500 to 1820 and 1821. During the course of its history an increasingly sophisticated appreciation of the intellectual and institutional implications of its commitment to Islam gradually permeated the society. This study describes in outline the evolution of the Islamic judiciary (or qadirate). First it is concerned with some features of the legal system of Sinnar; secondly, it focuses on the Islamic aspects of this legal system; thirdly, it examines the judge, in Sinnar who bore the Arabic and Islamic title qadi; fourthly, it investigates the sanse in which the roster of qadis constituted a social instituation, a judiciary. Notes.