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Dr. U.S Muhammad

Senior Lecturer

Historical Background

Dr. Umar Salihu Muhammad is native of Mangu Local Government in Plateau State. He was born into a Muslim family background on 28th January, 1956. Like most children born in Northern Nigeria, he was enroled in an Islamic School to study the Quran and other Islamic Books. Upon graduation from Islamic School, he was later registered into elementary western school. He spent most of his life in between Plateau, Bauchi and Kaduna State. He studied assiduously through elementary, secondary and University education, to the point of bagging Ph.D. in Law. He is equally a Barrister at Law. He is happily married with Children.

Educational History

Dr. Umar Salihu Muhammad attended the School of Arabic Studies in Kano for his secondary school education from 1978 to 1982. He gained admission into Institute of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University in the year 1983 to study Diploma in Shari’a and Civil Law. He graduated in 1986 with Merit, and proceeded for his LL.B. degree in Ahmadu Bello University. In 1990, he obtained his LL.B (Shari’a), and thereafter obtained his LL.M and Ph.D. both in Shari’a Law from the same University, between 1991 and 2012 respectively. He was also call to the Nigerian in 1993. He has over 30 years’ cognate experience as a lecturer in Shari’a Law in Ahmadu Bello University, before his secondment to other sister Universities. He is presently the Head of Department, Islamic Law, Al-Hikmah University.

Qualifications

PhD

Research Interest

Islamic Law of Transactions

Publications

1. MUHAMMAD, U. S (2007), “The Offence of Theft (Sariqah) and Its Punishment” Department of Islamic Law, Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.
2.MUHAMMAD, U. S (2007), “An Analysis of the Concept of Ijbar (power to compel a daughter in marriage) under Islamic Law”. Department of Islamic Law, Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.
3.MUHAMMAD, U. S (2011), “Al-Qarina (Circumstatial Evidence) as a means of Proof in Islamic Law.” A Ph.D. Seminar Paper presented at Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.
4.MUHAMMAD, U. S (2011), “Al-Qasamah (Oath related to Homicide Cases) as a means of Proof in Islamic Law” Department of Islamic Law, Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.
5.MUHAMMAD, U. S (2012), “Procedure for Oath related Qisas (Punishment)” Department of Islamic Law, Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.
6.MUHAMMAD, U. S (2013), “The State and the Economic Oranization under the Sharia”. Department of Islamic Law, Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.
7.MUHAMMAD, U. S (2014), “The Defence of Mistake and Compulsion in Islamic Criminal Justice System”. Department of Islamic Law, Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State.
8.MUHAMMAD, U. S (2011), “Al-Qasamah (Oath related to Homicide Cases) as a means of Proof in Islamic Law” Journal of Islamic Law, Faculty of Law, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria
9.MUHAMMAD, U. S (2012), “Islamic Concept of the International Law” Ahmadu Bello University Law Journal, Vol. 27-28, Pp. 48-73.
10.MUHAMMAD, U. S (2013), “An Analysis of the Burden of Proof under Islamic Law.” Journal of Private and Business Law, Usman Danfodio University, Sokoto. Vol. 1, No. 3, 2013, Pp.169-187.

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