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The History of Islamic Law Courts in Tanzania, 1920s-2010s

Muslim activists in contemporary Tanzania claim that the country had a functioning system of Islamic courts, destroyed by the nationalist government following independence (1961). This PhD project examines the actual practice of the application of Islamic law in colonial Tanzania, the changes following independence, and their effects on Muslim communities, which were more gradual and ambiguous than activistsU+2019 narratives allow.

Date:1 Oct 2022 →  Today
Keywords:postcolonial history, Kadhi courts, Muslim Activism, Tanzania, religious conflict
Disciplines:African history