The Practice of Muslim Family Law in Nigeria: by M A Ambali
Product Code: 1270900995
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Number of Pages: 352
Binding: Paper Back
Publisher: Tamaza Publishing Company Ltd
Edition: 2nd Edition
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Summary: The Practice of Muslim Family Law in Nigeria, the Honourable Justice Ambali brings to bear, his vast experiences as teacher, scholar, public servant and as jurist and Kadi on the bench, to produce a work of rare value - a book that challenges us all to a better understanding of Islamic law, which some of us fear out of ignorance or misunderstanding.
The Practice of Muslim Family Law in Nigeria, is, no doubt, one of the most comprehensive books on muslim personal law which specifically addresses its practice in Nigeria. In addition to the 16 topics in the first edition, the second edition includes two new chapters: Circumstantial Evidence and Procedural Law for Absent Parties. The book does not shy away from grossly misunderstood issues in Islam such as women in leadership positions in Islamic societies or the disqualifi¬cation of illegitimate children from inheritance. Rather, it confronts these issues squarely and provides convincing arguement for the position of Islam on them. The book should be a standard material for teachers and students of Islamic Law in schools, especially in tertiary institutions and for all members of the Nigerian bar towards their understanding of Shari a judges and the practice and procedure in their courts, especially in the light of the 1999 Constitution, Section 33 (13) which granted legal practitioners the right to appear before any court or tribunal. Finally, it is recommended to all Nigerians literate in English who are curious about this most fascinating branch of Islamic law. ABOUT THE AUTHOR Born in 1943 at Ilorin, Capital of Kwara State of Nigeria: the Honourable Grand Kadi, Justice MA Ambali, attended Ansarul Islam Primary School, Ilorin, and Teachers' College, Bida. In 1971, he graduated from the University of Ibadan and later attended Ahmadu Bello University for postgraduate studies. The Honourable Grand Kadi has had a wide and varied working experience. He has always enjoyed teaching and has taught in various primary, secondary and tertiary institutions. Through this book, he is carrying his mission of teaching further afield, beyond the conventional classroom, to a much broader audience. He has had a wide experience as a civil servant having served as an Administrative Officer in Kwara State Civil Service, Secretary of the State's Tenders Board and as the State's Liaison Officer with Ajaokuta Steel Company. Since then, he has been with Kwara State Shariah Court of Appeal, first as its pioneer Chief Registrar, then as a Kadi, rising to the rank of the Grand Kadi, from 29 July 2001 to date. Justice Ambali, is a fine scholar who has presented several papers in national and inter'national conferences, some of which have been published. Examples. include "Business Transactions According to Islamic Injuctions", "The Nigerian Adolescent: A Consideration of the Role of Religion in Counselling" and "Islamic Law Procedure: Balance of Justice, Faith and Compassionate Magnanimity". His other publications include The Place of Women in Islamic Scheme of Things (1993), Islamic Law Provisions for Non-Muslims (2001), Guidelines' to the: Desired Uniformity of the Beginning and the Ending of Ramadan Fasting in Nigeria (2002) and Shirk ¬Meaning and Consequences (2003).