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Islamic Law in Africa by J. D. Anderson

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ISLAMIC LAW IN AFRICA

(Being a Survey of the application of Islamic law in the British Colonial Territories in Africa and in the Colony and Protectorate of Aden)

 

 

 

INTRODUCTION

THIS Survey covers the work of six months in Africa, three of them spent on a rapid tour of Tanganyika, Nyasaland, Zanzibar, Kenya, Uganda, British Somali-land and the Colony and Protectorate of Aden, and the other three on similar visits to Nigeria, the Gold Coast, the Gambia and Sierra Leone. The time spent in each of these territories differed considerably, but was always extremely brief, and the number of centres visited varied accordingly. A primary emphasis was placed on conversations with Qāḍīs, Liwalis, Alkalai and other local authorities on both the substance ...

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