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Nigerian Universities Should Teach Shari’a Law In Arabic Not English – CJN

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Ibrahim Muhammad, the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), has urged Nigerian universities to teach Shari’a Law in Arabic, rather than in English language.

He said this at Ahmadu Bello University (ABU), Zaria, Kaduna State, during the 20th annual judges conference.

The event was organised by the Centre for Islamic Legal Studies (CILS) of the university, in collaboration with National Judicial Institute (NJI), Abuja.

Muhammad was represented at the occasion by Muhammad Danjuma, grand khadi of Niger State, who spoke on the theme: “Documentation of Contracts in Islamic Law: Procedure, Sample Precedents and Practice”.

The CJN advocated for the amendment of the constitution, for the “accommodation of peculiarities” of Shari’a law.

He stated that the inclusion of more sharia law components will cater for concerns of Muslims in the country.

Muhammad said more sections of the constitution that allow implementation of sharia law will enable lawyers who specialise in that area of law to do better.

“As we all know, there are sections of the constitution that allow the implementation of Shari’a personal law and apart from that, we cannot do more”, he said.

“However, we have the number to amend the constitution to suit our own position as Muslims”.

“The Shari’a law should be taught in Arabic not English. There is no university in Nigeria that runs Shari’a in Arabic; they all teach Shari’a in English. So, academicians let’s also look into this issue.”

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