Banjul Muslims and the Islamic Court

By Walter Hawthorne and Bala Saho

Hydara VS Mbacke: Court Transcript (1953)

Hydara VS Mbacke: Court Transcript (1953)
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The claimant, Isatou Hydara complained that her husband Ousman Mbacke accused her of fornication and criticized her ethnic origins. She cited these are the reasons she left the marriage and household. Ousman said that he did not ask her to leave. The Qadi ordered divorce and asked the husband to pay 20 pounds and 9 shillings to the woman and also 20 shillings each month for the maintenance of their 2 children.

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Hydara VS Mbacke: Court Transcript (1953)
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Creator: Bathurst (Banjul) Qadi Court
Description: The claimant, Isatou Hydara complained that her husband Ousman Mbacke accused her of fornication and criticized her ethnic origins. She cited these are the reasons she left the marriage and household. Ousman said that he did not ask her to leave. The Qadi ordered divorce and asked the husband to pay 20 pounds and 9 shillings to the woman and also 20 shillings each month for the maintenance of their 2 children.
Date: December 1, 1953
Date Range: 1950-1959
Location: Banjul (Bathurst), Banjul, The Gambia
Format: Text/jpeg
Language: Arabic
Rights Management: For research and educational use only.
Contributing Institution: The Gambian National Archive; Bala Saho; Walter Hawthorne; Matris: The Center for Digital Humanities and Social Sciences at Michigan State University
Digitizer: The Gambian National Archive
Archive: The Gambian National Archive
Source: Isatou Hydara VS Ousman Mbacke: Bathurst (Banjul) Qadi Court Transcript Year Book, 1952-1955; Case Number 193/1953

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