Relevance of MaqᾹsid Al-Sharī‘ah in Enhancing Nomadic Female Education in Adamawa State


    The study attempts to examine the relevance of Maqsid al- Sharī،ah in enhancing nomadic female education in Adamawa State, Nigeria. The objective of the study is to highlight the challenges facing the female nomadic. The female nomadic are being disrupted from acquiring and enjoying the dividend of education due to movement from one place to another. This makes them remain in a state of ignorance. In Islam, the search for knowledge is obligatory for all regardless of age and gender. Yet, the nomadic females are deprived of it. The study employs the Maqsid approach as it is relevant for overcoming intellectual stagnation and improving female nomads’ miserable social, cultural, economic and political conditions. The study adopts mixed methods in obtaining its data. The interview was used to get facts from the respondents across the six local government areas of Adamawa State based on sampling. The findings of the study reveal that female nomadic are facing some challenges such as Lukewarm attitudes of the parents toward their female education, poverty, misunderstanding and misinterpretation of the religion to mention but a few. The study concludes and recommends that parents should try to obtain knowledge of the religion from the right scholars and give their children the opportunity to acquire knowledge. The government and the stakeholders should provide mobile schools and enlightenment programmes on female education over the Radio and Television. There should be constant enlightenment by scholars about the teachings of Islam among others.

    Key Words: Maqsid al- Sharī’ah, Female nomadic and Enhancement of education

    DOI: 10.36349/zamijoh.2023.v02i02.010

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    author/ Sulaiman, A.A., Aliyu, M.T. & Gaya, M.U. 

    journal/Zamfara IJOH Vol. 2, Issue 2