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Islam and the Secular State by
Publication Date: 2009-06-30
What should be the place of Shari'a - Islamic religious law - in predominantly Muslim societies of the world? In this book, a Muslim scholar and human rights activist envisions a positive and sustainable role for Shari'a, based on a profound rethinking of the relationship between religion and the secular state in all societies.
Sharia & women's human rights in Nigeria : strategies for action by
Publication Date: 2003
Part I: Paper presentation -- 1. Women's human rights in secular and religious legal system / Jemila Nasir -- 2. Women's rights and access to justice under the Sharia in Northern Nigeria / Mohammed Tawfiq Ladan -- 3. Women's human rights in Muslim societies in Africa / Codou Bop.
Part II: Reactions & comments -- 4. Women's human rights under Islam / Balarabe A. Haruna -- 5. Islamic legal system, women's rights and development in Northern Nigeria / Hauwa Mustapha -- 6. On the issue of secularism / Jumai Audi -- 7. Development in Northern Nigeria and Islam / Amina Adamu Aliyu.
Part III: Strategies & action plan -- 8. Strategies & action plan.
Publication Date: 2009-04-16
In recent years, Islamic law, or Shari'a, has been appropriated as a tool of modernity in the Muslim world and in the West and has become highly politicised in consequence. Wael Hallaq's magisterial overview of Shari'a sets the record straight by examining the doctrines and practices of Islamic law within the context of its history, and by showing how it functioned within pre-modern Islamic societies as a moral imperative. In so doing, Hallaq takes the reader on an epic journey tracing the history of Islamic law from its beginnings in seventh-century Arabia, through its development and transformation under the Ottomans, and across lands as diverse as India, Africa and South-East Asia, to the present. In a remarkably fluent narrative, the author unravels the complexities of his subject to reveal a love and deep knowledge of the law which will inform, engage and challenge the reader.