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Hausaland’s Islamic Modernity

Sarah Eltantawi

in Shari'ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria's Islamic Revolution

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293779
eISBN:
9780520967144
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293779.003.0002
Subject:
Religion, Islam

This chapter provides a history of the rise of Islam in west Africa, in particular to Hausaland, which is today’s Northern Nigeria. The chapter then concentrates on the Sokoto Jihad and subsequent ... More


Shari'ah on Trial: Northern Nigeria's Islamic Revolution

Sarah Eltantawi

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780520293779
eISBN:
9780520967144
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520293779.001.0001
Subject:
Religion, Islam

In November, 1999, hundreds of thousands of Northern Nigerians took to the streets of Zamfara state to demand the (re)implementation of full shar’iah penal law. Insisting on the laws of God where the ... More


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