The development Research and Projects Centre was commissioned by the Nigeria Stability and Reconciliation Programme (NSRP) to anchor the implementation of the study on the Implementation of Sharia Laws in Northern Nigeria since 1999. The research, conducted by a team of researchers led by Late Prof. AbdulRaufu Mustapha of the University of Oxford and Prof. Philip Ostien of the University of Wisconsin-Madison explored the trajectories and consequences of Sharia implementation in northern Nigeria between 2000 and 2015.
The research focused on six key areas: the consequences for gender relations; the courts; the hisbah ‘enforcement’ police; the institutions of zakat and waqf (loosely, alms and endowments); the impact on the ulama (Muslim clerics); and wider public perceptions of Sharia implementation.

The research findings were condescended into policy briefs:

Policy Brief No 1 – The Sharia Courts – Download (PDF Format)

Policy Brief No 2 – The Case of Hisbah – Download (PDF Format)

Policy Brief No 3 – Zakat & Waqf Institutions – Download (PDF Format)

Policy Brief No 4 – Impact on Women – Download (PDF Format)

Policy Brief No 5 – The Roles of Ulama – Download (PDF Format)

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