• Department of Islamic Law @Faculty of   Law

Postgraduate Programmes

Posgraduate Islamic Law programmes are available at PhD, LLM Islamic Law, M.A Islamic Law and PGDIL levels. Please check application forms for PG programmes at the School of Postgraduate Studies (SPGS) application forms portal:


UG Programme

Although the department does not have undergraduate students, however, Lecturers and undergraduate courses are domiciled in the department. All undergraduate courses with code LWIS are domiciled in the department of Islamic Law.


Contact Us

We would love to hear from you concerning any complaints or suggestions you might have to enable the Department serve you better. Please send an email to the contact below:

E-Mail: islamiclaw@abu.edu.ng


Dr Dalhat A Idris

HOD, Department of Islamic Law

Welcome Message

You are welcome to the Department of Islamic Law, Faculty of Law situated at the Institute of Administration, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria, Kongo Campus. This Department has 11 Academic staff, with seven Professors, two Readers, one Senior Lecturer, two Lecturer II and two Assistant Lecturers. The Deparment also has three non-academic staff. !

The Academics

Mission, Vision and Philosophy


To advance the frontiers of learning and break new grounds through teaching, research and the dissemination of knowledge of the highest quality; to establish and foster national and international integration, development and promotion of African traditions and cultures; to produce high-level human power and enhance capacity building through retraining, in order to meet the needs and challenges of the catchment area, Nigeria and the rest of world.


Ahmadu Bello University shall be a world-class University comparable to any other, engaged in imparting contemporary knowledge, using high quality facilities and multi-disciplinary approaches, to men and women of all races as well as generating new ideas and intellectual practices relevant to the needs of its immediate community, Nigeria and the World at large.


The philosophy of the LL.B (Civil Law) and LL.B (WSIL) programmes offered by the Faculty is to impart knowledge and learning of international standard in Civil and Sharia Laws to men and women of all races without any distinction on grounds of race, religion or political beliefs that would meet the diverse manpower needs of the nation in both private and public sectors.

Google Scholar

Featured Staff on Research Visibility

Google Scholar

Mohammed Auwal Ibrahim

We are proud to feature another distinguished scholar of ABU named Mohammed Auwal Ibrahim, Department of Biochemistry, Ahmadu Bello University Zaria who, as at the last check, had not less than 2,504 citations with (h-Index score of 30 and i10-Index score of 68) credited to his research works as documented on Google Scholar.

The featured scholar’s areas of interest/specialization include Drug Design and Discovery, Molecular Biology, Biotherapeutics, Trypanosomiasis, Malaria and Type 2 Diabetes

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