"Islam and gender: The Nigerian case"

This chapter is divided into two main sections. The first focuses on some theological and other variables associated with islam in Nigeria and briefly examines the historical context of Islamisation with Nigerian society. The second section discusses specific social and economic dimensions of Islam with respect to gender relations, and the manner in which traditional norms and Islamic injunctions have accommodated one another. This accommodation between religious belief and social reality has become particularly evident with the introduction of wide ranging economic reforms as part of the implementation of the structural adujustment programmes. This chapter also addresses the issue of inheritance.
Thomas-Emengwali, G.
Source publication: 
Camillia Fawzi el-Solh and Judy Mabro (ed.), Muslim women's choices: Religious belief and social reality, Providence & Oxford, Berg, pp. 73-84