Department of Common and Islamic Law

 

Sodiq Sunkanmi Mustapha

Head, Department of Islamic Law

Welcome to the Department of Islamic Law

As-salam alaykum warahmatullahi wabarakatuhu.

Welcome to our revered department. At the heart of our academic endeavours lies a deep commitment to the pursuit of knowledge in Islamic jurisprudence and legal studies.

Guided by the principles of justice, equity, and compassion inherent in Islamic law, our department strives to provide students with a comprehensive understanding of the rich tradition of Islamic legal thought. Through rigorous academic inquiry, practical engagement, and ethical reflection, we aim to empower our students with the skills and knowledge necessary to navigate the complexities of the contemporary legal journey while upholding the values of Islam.

 

With a dedicated team of experienced faculty members who are passionate about their fields of expertise, we offer a dynamic learning environment where students are encouraged to critically engage with Islamic legal texts, traditions, and contemporary legal issues. Our curriculum is designed to foster intellectual curiosity, ethical reasoning, and professional competence, preparing our graduates to excel as ethical legal practitioners, scholars, and leaders in their communities and beyond.

Whether you are a prospective student, current student, alumni, or visitor, we invite you to explore our website to learn more about our academic programs, faculty research, student activities, and the vibrant intellectual community that defines our department.  Thank you for your interest in the Department of Islamic Law at the College of Law, Fountain University Osogbo. We look forward to welcoming you to our community and embarking on a journey of intellectual discovery, personal growth, and professional development together. Barakallahu fiikum (May Allah bless you all).

About the Department

Our History

The Department of Islamic Law at the College of Law, Fountain University Osogbo, was established in 2020 to oversee the training of students in Common and Islamic Law programs. The journey towards assured success began under the guidance of the vibrant young Scholar, Idris Ibrahim Alao, who served as the Coordinator from 2020 to 2022. Since then, the baton has been passed to a like-minded seasoned academic, Sodiq Sunkanmi Mustapha, who has continued to lead the department since 2022. Since its inception, the Department has been dedicated to training students who are passionate about studying Islamic jurisprudence and legal studies. Through our rigorous programs, students gain a deep understanding of both traditional Islamic legal principles and contemporary legal issues

Philosophy

The Common and Islamic Law programme is designed to ensure that the graduate of Law will have good general knowledge of Law, including a clear understanding of the place and importance of Law in society. All human activities social, economic, and political take place within the legal framework. It is therefore necessary that the student of Law should also have a broad general knowledge and exposure to other disciplines in the process of acquiring legal education. The programme should introduce students to the general knowledge of Law, acquaint them with principles of the judicial process and legal development, and equip them with the basic tools of legal analysis and methods. Legal education should act first, as a stimulus to stir the student into critical analysis and examination of the prevailing social, economic and political systems of his community and, secondly, as an intellectual exercise aimed at studying and assessing the operation, efficacy and relevance of various rules of Law in the society. The curriculum must also ensure that Law is taught as it exists at any given moment, and that every Law student will be comparative in his approach to legal studies bearing in mind that there are many systems of Law (Statutory Law, Common law, Customary Law and Islamic Law) currently in operation

Mission

The mission of the Department is in tandem with that of the University which is to produce competent and resourceful graduates with high moral standards irrespective of race, tribe, religion or political inclinations. These would be achieved through effective programmes and services based on the provision of adequate facilities as well as professionally qualified and competent staff.

Vision

The Department is envisaged to be a leading centre for Islamic legal scholarship, dedicated to fostering a deep understanding of Islamic law and its application in the contemporary world. We aspire to cultivate a dynamic learning environment that fosters intellectual curiosity, ethical reasoning, and professional competence, empowering our students to contribute positively to society while upholding the values and principles of Islam.

Student Population

The Department of Islamic Law proudly boasts a diverse and vibrant student population. Our students come from various backgrounds and cultures, united by their shared passion for Islamic jurisprudence and legal studies. Our commitment to providing a supportive and inclusive learning environment where all students can thrive academically, intellectually, and personally has increased the student population by above 200% over the last admission exercise

Our Programmes | Admission
Requirements

  1. Common and Islamic Law (LL.B. Degree)

  2. Professional Certificate in Islamic Law of Inheritance (Starting Soon)

  3. Advanced Diploma in Islamic Dispute Management (Starting Soon)

  4. Advanced Diploma in Ethical Finance (Starting Soon)

 
 
 
 
 

The minimum academic requirement is credit level passes in five (5) subjects at O’ Level in the nationally recognized examination, including English Language Literature in English and Islamic Studies obtained at not more than two sittings; such a candidate must, in addition, have an acceptable pass in the UTME and the University Post-UTME.

  1. A two– or three–year Diploma certificate plus credit passes in five (5) papers, including English Language, Literature in English and Islamic Studies at the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination or General Certificate of Education ‘Ordinary’ Level or their equivalent; or 
  2. Three (3) papers at the Principal or Advanced Level in Higher School Certificate or GCE together with credit in English Language, English Literature and Islamic Studies in the S.S.S. Certificate Examination or GCE ‘O’ Level or their equivalent, or 
  3. Two (2) papers at Principal or Advanced Level in HSC or GCE plus credit in three (3) other papers (including English Language, English Literature and Islamic Studies) in S.S.S. Certificate examination or GCE ‘O’ Level or their equivalent. 
  4. A good honours degree.

 

Our Staff

Sodiq Sunkanmi Mustapha

Head of Department

Mohd Jamiu Ayinla-Edun

Lecturer

Contact Info

Call Us

+234(0) 8101151709

Email Us

colaw@fuo.edu.ng

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