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10 Demand for the Re-Introduction of Kadhi’s Courts on the Tanzanian Mainland: A Religious, Social and Political Analysis

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The demand for sharīʿa implementation on the Tanzanian mainland is a social reality. This chapter is part of ongoing doctoral research on sharīʿa implementation in the country. Sharīʿa debates in the country revolve around the issue of Kadhi's courts. Currently, Islamic personal law is in operation in the country, dispensed by the Magistrates' courts. However, for several reasons, Muslims in general are not satisfied with the current practice of the administration of Islamic law by secular courts. Hence, Muslims are demanding a separate system of Kadhi's courts, as was the case during colonial times when the courts were not only recognized, but also funded by the Government. Meanwhile, Christians feel that re-introducing Kadhi's courts as a Government institution would introduce sharīʿa into the domain of the overall administration of justice. This would infringe the constitution and obliterate the state's secularity.

Keywords: Islamic personal law; Kadhi's courts; Magistrates' courts; sharīʿa; Tanzanian mainland



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