ISBN 9789780295479
Pages 448
Dimensions 203 x 127 mm
Published 2005
Publisher Spectrum Books, Nigeria
Format Paperback

Comparative Perspectives on Shari'ah in Nigeria

edited by Philip Ostien, Jamila M. Nasir

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.

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