An analysis of apostasy under sharia and Sudanese criminal law in relation to the case of Mariam Ibrahiim. Journal of Comparative Law. Vol.4 (1)
Kasozi, Ediriisa Sinaani
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This Article examines the offence of Apostasy in Sharia and Sudanese law with regard to the meaning, elements and the punishment. These laws are examined in relation to the case of Mariam Ibrahim. It is argued that Mariam who allegedly grew up as a Christian may be deemed to have had no knowledge that she was committing apostasy by her action. The article raises issues with regard to the alleged crime and its punishment.