5 Recommended books on Sharia Law and practice in Nigeria

Sharp law also know as islamic law is a religious law forming part of the Islamic tradition. It is derived from the religious precepts of Islam, particularly the Holy Quran and the hadith Sharia law in Nigeria.
According to wikipeadia, Sharia has been instituted in Nigeria as a main body of civil and criminal law in nine Muslim-majority states, and in some parts of three Muslim-plurality states since 1999, when then-Zamfara State governor Ahmad Sani Yerima began the push for the institution of Sharia at the state level of government.
Sharia used to be categorized as a customary law in Nigeria. This position has changed given the judicial pronouncement in the case of Alkamawa V Bello(1998) LPELR- (Wikipedia)
From the Islamic perspective, many Muslims see sharia law as an entire system of guidelines and rules which encompass criminal law, personal status law, and many other aspects of religious, cultural, and social life.
There are several different schools of thought and within each of these, different interpretations of the provisions of Shari’a. However, are of the believe that because northern Nigeria wanted to “return to the glory of former times” there had been calls to reintroduce Sharia law since the country’s independence in 1960.
Traditional Islamic jurisprudence divides crimes into offenses against God and those against man. The former are seen to violate God and they are associated with punishments specified in the Quran and in some cases inferred from hadith. Offenses are know as zina (unlawful sexual intercourse such as fornication), unfounded accusations of zina, drinking alcohol, highway robbery, and some forms of theft.
The Islamic punishments range from public lashing to publicly stoning to death, amputation of hands and crucifixion. These crimes cannot be pardoned by the victim or by the state, and the punishments must be carried out in public, because the punishments were meant to deter and to convey the gravity of offenses against God.
According to the official information, Islamic sharia law in Nigeria is enforced in the following states:
Zamfara State
Kano State
Sokoto State
Katsina State
Bauchi State
Borno State
Jigawa State
Kebbi State
Yobe State
Kaduna State
Niger State
Gombe State
From what we know in Nigeria, today there are federal courts of appeals, which rule and administer different cases in agreement with Sharia law. Unfortunately, some say that the system there is biased and controversial. However, Nigerian authorities also demand that they use the general laws, which are applied elsewhere in the country.Thus, instead of using just the one system, they are to use two. This causes lots of controversies and conflicts of interests. (legit.ng)
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Although some argue that as implemented in the north, Sharia violates the Constitution of Nigeria
The recent constitutional amendment proposed by Abdullahi Salame, representing Gwadabawa/Illela federal constituency of Sokoto state in the House of Representatives, seeking more powers for sharia courts, has resulted in mixed reactions from  Nigerian Christians who are now questioning the legitimacy of the inclusion of religious laws in a secular constitution and the Nigerian Government being accused of “favoring one religion over the other”.
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To some, Sharia law and State politics create a cast on the Western style of democracy. In a democratic society, One wonders whether similar would be given for  other religious sects as well.  And as such with political activities in any nation. Sharia law should not be imposed on all the inhabitants of Nigeria, otherwise, democracy would recess, and anarchy and chaos would rule the Nigerian society. Sharia Law in Nigeria
Sharia Law in Nigeria
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1. How do Muslims perceive Sharia law?
2. Into how many offense is traditional Islamic Jurisprudence divided into?
3. List four types of Islamic punishment under Sharia law in Nigeria
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