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Title:Islamic legal system and the westernization process in the Nigerian emirates
Author:Ubah, C.N.ISNI
Year:1982
Periodical:Journal of Legal Pluralism and Unofficial Law
Issue:20
Pages:69-93
Language:English
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Northern Nigeria
Great Britain
Subjects:colonialism
Islamic law
law
Shari'a
Abstract:Sufficient attention has not been paid in current research to the impact of colonial rule on Islamic societies, especially as it affected Sub-Saharan Africa. This study attempts to fill part of the existing gap by focusing attention specifically on the judicial sector of the encounter between Western notions and Islamic culture. Starting point is 1900 when a protectorate was proclaimed over Northern Nigeria, and a convenient stopping-point is 1930 when the major implications of colonial rule had become clear. Although illustrations are taken from the emirate of Kano they represent the general trend in all the emirates of Nigeria. Notes.
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