National Chief Imam Sheikh Usman Nuhu Sharubutu

The Muslim community in Ghana has reignited a long-held matter of interest with regards to the harmonisation of the Muslim marriage law and inheritance, with an appeal to President Akufo-Addo to help in reaching a favourable conclusion even as discussions on the matter continue at the Attorney General and Justice Ministry.

The help, according to the National Chief Imam who spoke through his spokesperson, Sheikh Arimeyawo Shaibu, “will make the Muslim community very happy”.

The harmonisation if concluded, will link Islamic law on marriage with inheritance as enshrined in Islamic tradition.

The harmonisation will, therefore, make it automatic for an inheritance to be shared using the tradition of the religion.

Currently, people marry under Islamic law but in the event of death, laws that are alien to Islamic traditions are invoked and used to distribute properties.

The harmonisation is expected to cure that anomaly within the Muslim community in Ghana.