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Title:Comparative perspectives on Shari'ah in Nigeria
Editors:Ostien, PhilipISNI
Nasir, Jamila M.
Kogelmann, FranzISNI
City of publisher:Ibadan
Publisher:Spectrum Books
ISBN:978029547X; 9789780295479
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Northern Nigeria
Islamic law
conference papers (form)
Abstract:The papers collected in this volume were first presented at a conference on 'Comparative perspectives on shari'ah in Nigeria', held at the University of Jos, Nigeria, in January 2004. An introduction by the editors is followed by the texts of two keynote addresses: Women's rights in shari'ah: a case for codification of Islamic personal law in Nigeria (Saudatu Shehu Mahdi); Which road leads beyond the shari'ah controversy? A Christian perspective on shari'ah in Nigeria (Danny McCain). These are followed by papers and commentaries on the demand for shari'ah in African democratization processes (Abdulkader Tayob), the role of religion in the public sphere (Rosalind I.J. Hackett), shari'ah in the present world of Islam (Ruud Peters), Nigeria's 'State religion' question in comparative perspective (W. Cole Durham, Jr.), freedom of religion and its limitations: judicial standards for deciding particular cases to maintain the State's secular role in protecting society's religious commitments (John C. Reitz), the West and the rest: reflections on the intercultural dialogue about shari'ah (Sanusi Lamido Sanusi), religion: source of conflict or resource for peace? (Gerrie ter Haar), and the future of shari'ah and the debate in Northern Nigeria (Abdullahi Ahmed An-Na'im). [ASC Leiden abstract]