Sharīʿa in Greece :: Part 3 :: Substantive Issues in Sharīʿa Courts

By Konstantinos Tsitselikis This is part 3 of a four-part series of posts will examine thesharīʿa courts in Greece, starting with the establishment of the courts in the 1920s and concluding with suggested avenues for reform of the courts in Greece following the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)’s 2018 decision in the Molla Sali v. … Continue reading Sharīʿa in Greece :: Part 3 :: Substantive Issues in Sharīʿa Courts

Sharīʿa in Greece :: Part 2 :: Procedural Issues in Sharīʿa Courts

By Konstantinos Tsitselikis This is part 2 of a four-part series of posts will examine thesharīʿa courts in Greece, starting with the establishment of the courts in the 1920s and concluding with suggested avenues for reform of the courts in Greece following the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)’s 2018 decision in the Molla Sali v. … Continue reading Sharīʿa in Greece :: Part 2 :: Procedural Issues in Sharīʿa Courts

Sharīʿa in Greece :: Part 1 :: Between communal autonomy and individual human rights  

By Konstantinos Tsitselikis This is part 1 of a four-part series of posts will examine the sharīʿa courts in Greece, starting with the establishment of the courts in the 1920s and concluding with suggested avenues for reform of the courts in Greece following the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR)’s 2018 decision in the Molla Sali v. … Continue reading Sharīʿa in Greece :: Part 1 :: Between communal autonomy and individual human rights  

Recent Scholarship: Ostien on Nigeria’s Sharīʿa Courts

Philip Ostien is the editor of The Nigeria Papers, one of the Special Collections on SHARIAsource. The Nigeria Papers is a comprehensive collection of documentary materials and scholarly analysis on the programs of “sharīʿa implementation” (the application of Islamic law) undertaken by 12 northern Nigerian states beginning in 1999 and continuing today. A new paper … Continue reading Recent Scholarship: Ostien on Nigeria’s Sharīʿa Courts

Sharīʿa Implementation in Northern Nigeria :: Two Famous Cases

Early zeal for application of the reinstated Islamic criminal law resulted in two zināʾ cases which attracted worldwide attention in 2001-2003: the cases of Safiyatu Hussaini and Amina Lawal, litigated in the Sharia Courts of Sokoto and Katsina States, respectively. Vol. V makes available English translations of the records of proceedings and the judgments of … Continue reading Sharīʿa Implementation in Northern Nigeria :: Two Famous Cases

Sharīʿa Implementation in Northern Nigeria :: Zakāt and Endowments

These materials document, state by state, what each of the sharīʿa states is doing in respect of the collection and distribution of zakāt and the management of pious endowments (waqf, pl awqāf). The materials include early proposals by Sharia Implementation Committees or Councils of Ulama for official zakāt organizations, including the doctrinal background; all statutory materials … Continue reading Sharīʿa Implementation in Northern Nigeria :: Zakāt and Endowments

Sharīʿa Implementation in Northern Nigeria :: Women

These materials include the results relating to gender of a perceptions survey carried out in three sharīʿa states in early 2016, which included questions on hisbah and women, zakat and gender issues, practices harmful to women, and education of girls and women. Also included is documentation of a number of public enlightenment and sensitization programs … Continue reading Sharīʿa Implementation in Northern Nigeria :: Women

Sharīʿa Implementation in Northern Nigeria :: Hisbah Groups

The sharīʿa states vary widely as to hisbah organizations. Some have none at all, some have informal groups not sanctioned by the state, some have official groups organized under the governor’s office, a ministry, or the state Sharia Commission, and some have separate Hisbah Boards or Commissions operating under statutes of their own. These materials … Continue reading Sharīʿa Implementation in Northern Nigeria :: Hisbah Groups

Sharīʿa Implementation in Northern Nigeria :: “Sanitizing Society”

A principal aim of sharīʿa implementation was to address the many social ills besetting Nigeria, or, in this case, besetting the Muslim North. This volume documents changes in the law made variously in the sharīʿa states specifically to address corruption, alcoholic drinks, gambling, sexual immoralities, other matters related to women, unedifying media, and miscellaneous other … Continue reading Sharīʿa Implementation in Northern Nigeria :: “Sanitizing Society”

New Resource: Compendium on Islamic Criminal Laws of Northern Nigeria

According to the Penal Code of 1960, criminal laws purportedly based on sharīʿa ceased to exist in Northern Nigeria. In 2000, twelve states of Northern Nigeria sought to reintroduce Islamic criminal law, which had been partially in place prior to the 1960 law reforms. Besides the enactment of penal codes, these states enacted several laws designed to … Continue reading New Resource: Compendium on Islamic Criminal Laws of Northern Nigeria