AN ASSESSMENT OF THE ETHICAL VALUES OF AL-MUSTAFTI (THE CLIENT) AND ITS IMPLICATIONS TO ISLAMIC EDUCATION IN THE 21st CENTURY NIGERIA
Fatwa (legal opinion) is a solution proffer to a Mustafti (client). This is in order "to guide him/her in both his spiritual and mundane lives. The interactions between the Mufti (scholar - jurist) and the Mustafti which are either face to face or written require some ethical values to be comprehended and acquired by the Mustaftti. Many occasions especially in public lectures or enlightenment programmes organized in the mosques some audience ask meaningless questions or ask questions on ambiguous matters. Questions of these nature or their likes tend to brew mix- feelings among the audience, especially where their educational attainment Islamically is low. This paper is an elucidation of the ethical values expected of the client to adhere to in the process of his interaction with the Mufti, such as the solution to laxity in the method of approach to problems, etc. Similarly, the implications of such requirements to Nigerian society were discussed i.e. addressing the Mufti with soft tone and humility.
Copyright (c) 2012 Abubakar Aliyu Ladan
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.
Author(s) retain the copyright for their articles published in Sokoto Educational Review, with first publication rights granted to the journal. By virtue of their appearance in this open access journal, articles are free to use with proper attribution in educational and other non-commercial sectors.
Author(s) confirm that the work does not infringe any personal or property rights of another, that the work does not contain anything libellous or otherwise illegal.
Author(s) also agree that the work contains no material from other works protected by copyright that have been used without the written consent of the copyright owner.