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Comparative Perspectives on Shari'ah in Nigeria

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Comparative Perspectives on Shari'ah in Nigeria.
ed.: Kogelmann, Franz ; Ostien, Philip ; Nasir, Jamila
Ibadan : Spectrum Books Limited , 2005
ISBN 978-029-547-x

Abstract in another language

A timely publication when the need for greater understanding between Islamic and Western cultures is sharper than ever, the papers in this book are the result of an international conference entitled "the Shari'ah debate and the shaping of Muslim and Christian identities in Northern Nigeria". The conference was convened by the University of Jos in northern Nigeria in the wake of the religious/civil strife in the area in 2001 and 2002. The conference, which brought together scholars from Nigeria and overseas considered recent developments in law and religion, and shari'ah from local and global perspectives. The publication is intended to serve as an example of constructive dialogue in an academic setting between Muslims, Christians and those of neither religion, and as a permanent contribution to the literature on law and religion in Nigeria. Contents: women's rights in Shari'ah; Christian perspectives on Shari'ah in Nigeria; the role of religion in the public sphere, and local and global perspectives;freedom of religion and its limitations; the West and the rest: reflections on intercultural dialogues about Shari'a; and the future of Shari'ah and the debate in northern Nigeria. Philip Ostien is a Reader in Law at the University of Jos, Nigeria. Formerly he taught at the University of Iowa, and coordinated the project that led to this publication. Jamila M. Nasir is Dean of the Law Faculty at the University of Jos. She has lectured and written extensively on intellectual property law, human rights and the rights of women under Shari'ah. Franz Kogelmann is a Research Fellow at the German Institute for Middle East Studies in Hamburg and affiliated to the University of Bayreuth in Germany. He has published on the modern Islamic movements in the Middle East.

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Item Type: Book / Monograph
Keywords: Nigeria; Scharia; Islam; Christen; Muslime; Islamisches Recht
Institutions of the University: Research Institutions > Research Centres > Institute of African Studies - IAS
Research Institutions
Research Institutions > Research Centres
Result of work at the UBT: Yes
DDC Subjects: 200 Religion > 290 Other religions
900 History and geography > 960 History of Africa
Date Deposited: 15 Sep 2015 08:08
Last Modified: 15 Sep 2015 08:08