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Title:Sharia in Africa today: reactions and responses
Editors:Chesworth, JohnISNI
Kogelmann, FranzISNI
Year:2014
ISSN:1570-3754
Issue:15
Pages:281
Language:English
Series:Islam in Africa
City:Leiden
Publisher:Brill
ISBN:9789004250543; 9789004262126
Geographic terms:Subsaharan Africa
Kenya
Nigeria
Sudan
Tanzania
Subjects:Islamic law
interreligious relations
women
Islamic movements
women's education
courts
Abstract:This book explores how Islamic law (sharia) has influenced relations between Muslims and Christians, through a series of case studies by young African scholars working in four African countries: in Sudan where total sharia was applied until recently; in Nigeria where the Northern states reintroduced sharia courts; in Kenya where the place of Islamic courts has been contested in constitutional debates; in Tanzania where Muslims are calling for the re-introduction of Islamic courts. Topics include: relations between Muslims and Christians; how Islamic law has an impact on women; new Islamic movements and the State. Contributors: Osman Mohamed Osman Ali, Salma Mohamed Abdalla, Abdul-Fatah Kola Makinde, Chikas Danfulani, Ramzi Ben Amara, Halkano Abdi Wario, Esha Faki Mwinyihaji, Rebecca Osiro, William Andrew Kopwe, Bernardin Mfumbusa. [ASC Leiden abstract]
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