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The Resource Shari'ah on trial : Northern Nigeria's Islamic revolution, Sarah Eltantawi

Shari'ah on trial : Northern Nigeria's Islamic revolution, Sarah Eltantawi

Label
Shari'ah on trial : Northern Nigeria's Islamic revolution
Title
Shari'ah on trial
Title remainder
Northern Nigeria's Islamic revolution
Statement of responsibility
Sarah Eltantawi
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In November of 1999, Nigerians took to the streets demanding the re-implementation of Shari'ah law in their country. Two years later, many Nigerians supported the death sentence by stoning of a peasant woman for alleged sexual misconduct. Public outcry in the West was met with assurances to the Western public: stoning is not a part of Islam; stoning happens "only in Africa"; reports of stoning are exaggerated by Western sensationalism. However, none of these statements are true. Shari'ah on Trial goes beyond journalistic headlines and liberal pieties to give a powerful account of how Northern Nigerians reached a point of such desperation that they demanded the return of the strictest possible Shari'ah law. Sarah Eltantawi analyzes changing conceptions of Islamic theology and practice as well as Muslim and British interactions dating back to the colonial period to explain the resurgence of Shari'ah, with implications for Muslim-majority countries around the world
Cataloging source
CU-S/DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1976-
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Eltantawi, Sarah
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Islamic law
  • Islamic courts
  • Islam and politics
  • Islam and state
  • Islam and politics
  • Islam and state
  • Islamic courts
  • Islamic law
  • Nigeria, Northern
Label
Shari'ah on trial : Northern Nigeria's Islamic revolution, Sarah Eltantawi
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780520293786
Lccn
2016042864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)959200525
Label
Shari'ah on trial : Northern Nigeria's Islamic revolution, Sarah Eltantawi
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xv, 253 pages
Isbn
9780520293786
Lccn
2016042864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Note
GOBI Library Solutions from EBSCO
System control number
(OCoLC)959200525

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