Islamic Fiqh (Jurisprudence) and Public Life: A Conundrum

10 Pages Posted: 11 Dec 2019 Last revised: 12 Dec 2019

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Aina-Obe Shamsuddin Bolatito

Sudan University of Science and Technology, Department of Public Administration

Date Written: December 11, 2019


Globalization is today projecting the way and system of life in the contemporary world and a natural interaction among religious people, culture and in the public life. Appears as a secular system; where political or social philosophy rejects all forms of religious faith and worship in matters of civil policy. A philosophy that reject any element of religious jurisprudence at the public life.

As in the Western world, Muslim dominated countries are feeling the heat and impact of globalizations and its utmost influence at the public spheres. Among the Middle-East gulf countries, this influence is obviously visible as the Western countries culture, norms and ways of life has infiltrated their Islamic birth-right.

Islamic jurisprudence is no longer the system of public life but Western doctrine and system has taken over and profited at the expense of Islamic values, culture and norms. Despite this, there are shadows of Islamic oriented systems such as Islamic Financial systems and many others, alas, globalization has imposed identical rules of procedures and a common standard of all structures of public life. Islamic Jurisprudence is now a subject of personal life, academic studies and topics to be researched by whoever cares to know.

Finally, this paper tends to explains through descriptive analysis and explorative context, the challenges before adoption of Islamic jurisprudence as panacea to socio-economic problems.

Keywords: Globalization, Islamic Jurisprudence, Public life, Culture, Systems

JEL Classification: Z12

Suggested Citation

Bolatito, Aina-Obe Shamsuddin, Islamic Fiqh (Jurisprudence) and Public Life: A Conundrum (December 11, 2019). Available at SSRN: or

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