September Laws

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Laws implemented in Sudan from 1983 to 1985 under Jafar al-Numayri as part of his Islamization program, to buttress his political legitimacy, and to justify authoritarian rule. Numayri declared Sudan an Islamic republic with shariah as law. The move was intended to unify the country, but it led to civil war between Muslims in the north and Christians and practitioners of traditional religions, opposed to these measures, in the south.

Subjects: Islam.

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