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Title:Muslim family law in Sub-Saharan Africa: colonial legacies and post-colonial challenges
Editors:Jeppie, ShamilISNI
Moosa, EbrahimISNI
Roberts, Richard L.
Series:ISIM series on contemporary muslim societies
City of publisher:Amsterdam
Publisher:Amsterdam University Press
ISBN:9048511321; 9789048511327
Geographic term:Subsaharan Africa
Subjects:Islamic law
family law
External link:https://www.asclibrary.nl/docs/328520144.pdf
Abstract:This volume brings together twelve essays that explore the histories of Islamic law in Africa. They share a concern with the encounter between Islamic law and the colonial or postcolonial State. Contributions: Introduction: Muslim family law in sub-Saharan Africa: colonial legacies and post-colonial challenges (Shamil Jeppie, Ebrahim Moosa, and Richard Roberts); A legal and historical excursus of Muslim personal law in the colonial Cape, South Africa, eighteenth to twentieth century (Shouket Allie); Custom and Muslim family law in the native courts of the French Soudan, 1905-1912 (Richard Roberts); Conflicts and tensions in the appointment of chief kadhi in colonial Kenya 1898-1960s (Hassan Mwakimako); Obtaining freedom at the Muslims' Tribunal: colonial kadijustiz and women's divorce litigation in Ndar (Senegal) (Ghislaine Lydon); The making and unmaking of colonial shari'a in the Sudan (Shamil Jeppie); Injudicious intrusions: chiefly authority and Islamic judicial practice in Maradi, Niger (Barbara M. Cooper); Coping with conflicts: colonial policy towards Muslim personal law in Kenya and post-colonial court practice (Abdulkadir Hashim); Persistence and transformation in the politics of shari'a, Nigeria, 1947-2003: in search of an explanatory framework (Allan Christelow); The secular State and the state of Islamic law in Tanzania (Robert V. Makaramba); State intervention in Muslim family law in Kenya and Tanzania: applications of the gender concept (Susan F. Hirsch); Muslim family law in South Africa: paradoxes and ironies (Ebrahim Moosa). [ASC Leiden abstract]