Research Papers/Topics in Islamic/Sharia Law

Misconceptions of Women's Rights in Islam and Its Refutations: A Conceptual Study Based on Sources of Islamic Law

AbstractThe status of women in Islam is clear and very unambiguous. Concerns are often raised about the status of women in Islamic law. Frequently, misunderstandings and misinterpretations about how women are handled by Islam are used to encourage. the notion that Islam is misogynistic in the western world. Consequently, the objectives of this study to identify the misinterpretation, misconceptions of woman's rights in Islamic and to provide appropriate refutations for the misc...

A Female Quazi Appointed in the Judicial Position: Islamic Law and Public Opinion in Sri Lankan Context

Abstract: A Woman’s Competent to Be Appointed as a Judge in Quazi Courts. In Muslim Societies Has Been a Debated Issue For Decades. Although Some Muslim Majority Countries, Including Indonesia, Malaysia And Arab Countries, Have Allowed Women Judges (Qudath) In Shariah Courts, The Muslim Religious Leadership In Sri Lanka, Namely All Ceylon Jamiyathul Ulama (ACJU) As Opposed To Such Appointment To Administrate The Muslim Marriage And Divorce Act Of 1951 (MMDA) Which Is Adm...

DISSOLUTION OF MARRIAGE ON THE GROUND OF LACK OF MAINTENANCE UNDER ISLAM

Background of the StudyThe growth and development of contemporary society in Nigeria and present social, political and economic pains being have had grave or adverse effect on the life span and sustenance of marriages in general. The consequential hardship and challenges existing in many marriages today violently push the edges of the enclosing envelope of survival of most marriages, leading to greater number of cases of separations or outright divorce. Invariably, issues relating to the diss...

The Rights of Women to Inheritance under the islamic law

 This work gives an overview of the system of Islamic law and of course the place of women. It then provides a detailed description of the ways in which the law govern the rights of wives, mothers, daughters, and other female relatives to inherit property without living behind the examination of the historical, legal and philosophical foundations of the practices of women’s rights to property in this jurisdiction.Keywords: Islamic law of inheritance, women’s rights, property.

The Right of Girl Child to Education in Islam

The work gives highlight of the rights of girl child in islam.SCOPE OF THE STUDYAs the title of the essay implies, the work will only be limited as to the right to education of the female child in Islam. While doing this, the researcher  would briefly look into the history of the girl child before the advent of Islam. The work will also discuss the girl child in Islam and what Islam says about them. Moreover,the  research   would   equally   discuss   the   right   to   educat...

Effects and position of intoxication in Islam

ABSTRACT:This research consists: abstract, introduction, intoxication, conclusion, and references. And also tries  to  define the intoxication, elaborates the types of intoxication substances, psychological effects, social effects, the three stages for prohibition  of intoxication, liquid and drug intoxicants, punishment  for   taking   intoxicants,   conditions   for   punishment,   and recommendation. INTRO...

THE CONCEPT OF ARTIFICIAL LEGAL ENTITY AND LIMITED LIABILITY IN ISLAMIC LAW

AbstractMany orientalists, among others Joseph Schacht  , are of the view that Islamic Legal System does not recognize the concept of “Juristic Person” i.e. Corporations, Universities and Organizations. This is our point of departure and we attempt to highlight in this paper that Islamic Law recognizes “Juristic Person”. Admittedly though the term “Juristic Person” is not being mentioned specifically by the classical texts of Islamic Jurisprudence, it ...

DOUBLE DECKER MARRIAGE IN NIGERIA (ISSUES, PROBLEMS AND SOLUTIONS)

ABSTRACTIt has become a common practice in Nigeria for parties who intend to contract a statutory marriage to marry first under customary law before the solemnization of the statutory marriage. This practice may be explained by the fact that though Western civilization and culture have permeated Nigerian society, most people, even the most sophisticated understandably regard themselves as bound by the customary law of their place of origin. The Nigerian Marriage Act has given validity to this...

OWNERSHIP AND CONTROL OF MINERAL RESOURCES UNDER THE SHARIAH AND NIGERIAN STATUTE. A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS

ABSTRACTMost countries have conferred the power/ownership of their resources on their government, not allowing individuals to lay claim to them. This has been beneficial for international business purposes, especially in the petroleum sector and has ensured stable revenue which is then distributed amongst the individual states in the country; while some countries like the USA recognize both state and individual ownership. Associated with exploration and exploitation activities of most natural...

The Principle Of Inheritance Under The Customary And Islamic Law

ABSTRACTThe inevitability of death makes the law of inheritance so significant in the life of man. Thus, every society or nation has the rules and regulations guiding the sharing of estates left behind by the deceased. These rules and regulations, as a matter of long usage, become a binding law in a society and such law is referred to as customary law. However, the imperfection in man's thinking makes the customary law to be imperfect and inappropriate in sharing the estates left behind ...

CALL PEOPLE BY THEIR REAL FATHERS

INTRODUCTIONA lie is a lie even if the whole of mankind accept it as trivial, or of no effect.  We have lived in a society where falsehood is treated as a minor sin, but the Almighty Allah consider falsehood as one of the major sins.  We are not only liars but continue to teach it to our children from generation to generation and many die unconscious that they are liars.  Every time I ponder over the Qu’ran and observe the consequential effect of the lies, my h...

A COMPARATIVE ANALYSIS OF THE MEANS OF PROVING ADULTERY UNDER ISLAMIC LAW AND SELECTED NATIONAL PENAL LAWS

ABSTRACTWhether as a religious crime or as an offence in non-religious laws, the issue of adultery appears to be problematic. Islamic law as an example of religious law not only considers adultery as a sinful act but prescribes specific ways of proving it. In the same manner, some national penal laws criminalize adultery as an offence worthy of punishment. This work is a comparative investigation of the prescribed methodologies of proving adultery within a religious and non-religious legal co...

PROVOCATION AS A DEFENCE TO THE CRIME OF MURDER UNDER COMMON AND ISLAMIC LAW

ABSTRACT TABLE OF CONTENTS COVERPAGE…………………………………………………………………i ATTESTATION………………………………………………………………  ii CERTIFICATION PAGE……………………………………………………..iii ABSTRACT…………………………………...

THE EXECUTIVE UNDER ISLAMIC CONSTITUTIONAL SYSTEM AND NIGERIA 1999 CONSTITUTION: A COMPARISON.

ABSTRACTGovernment is a concept that is not alien to Islamic law. The Prophet was seen in his administrative activities, receives, execute and interpret laws divinely received from Allah. Thus, the executive arm under the Islamic governance is of utmost priority. The four rightly guided caliphs undertook this role and perform same with sincerity and dignity. Under the Nigerian Federalism, the executive arm of government plays enormous role in the administration of governmental activities in t...

THE DOCTRINE OF THE RULE OF LAW UNDER ISLAMIC LAW AND ITS JURISTIC APPROACH IN THE MUSLIM STATE

ABSTRACTThe doctrine of the Rule of Law is of no doubt a well established and rooted doctrine under Islamic legal system as well as the conventional legal system. From the time of the ruling of the Noble Prophet of Islam (PBUH) to the time of the four rightly guided Caliphs, this doctrine of rule of law is well followed and this can be seen in the various practices of the Noble Prophet and the rightly guided Caliphs. However, over time, due to the partial submission of some aspect of Islamic ...


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