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Controversy surrounding the grand qadi of the Sudan, 1899 - 1956: a historical analysis

Abdul Hamid, Besah and Ahmed Ibrahim, Hassan (2006) Controversy surrounding the grand qadi of the Sudan, 1899 - 1956: a historical analysis. Intellectual Discourse, 14 (1). pp. 1-18. ISSN 0128-4878

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The establishment of a nominally Anglo-Egyptian partnership, but practically a defacto British rule in the Sudan, led the British to appoint Egyptians in religious posts, including the position of the Grand Qāḍī. But the British drive to de-Egyptianise the Sudan administration, and the steady rise of Sudanese nationalism led the British government, after a long acrimonious debate, to appoint a Sudanese to be the Grand Qāḍī. This move, the historical survey shows, was well received by the Sudanese ‘ulamā and the Muftī apparently went to the extent of “fabricating” religious evidence in its favour.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 2002 / 2219
Uncontrolled Keywords: Grand Qadi, Islamic legal hierarchy
Subjects: D History General and Old World > DT Africa
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of History & Civilization
Depositing User: Prof. Dr. Hassan Ahmed Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 17 Nov 2011 14:46
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2011 14:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/2219

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