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International Conference on Islam in Nigeria Since 1960

Added by Afis on 2009-10-09

Conference Dates:

Start Date Start Date: 2010-04-19
Last Date Last Day: 2010-04-21
Deadline for abstracts/proposals Deadline for abstracts/proposals: 2009-11-30

Conference Contact Info:

Contact Person Contact Person: Afis A. Oladosu Ph.D
Email Email:
Address Address: Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria, Ibadan, Oyo, 234, Nigeria
Phone Tel: 234-8055-11-5001

Conference Description:

Even though the role of Islam in the socio-economic and political development of Nigeria has been recognized and applauded and even though there is panoply of information on the history of the spread of the religion in the country, knowledge and information about the roles and contributions of the Muslims to the weal and woe of the country since independence are hard to come by. The need is equally felt for an Inside- and Outside-In critical appraisal of the destiny, fortune and "futures" of Islam and Nigerian Muslims as the country begins its march to its centenary. How does it feel to be a Nigerian and a Muslim? What do these categories imply with reference to the idea of Nigeria and of what impacts have they been to the country since 1960? How do Muslims in post-independence Nigeria view the public sphere? To what extent is their idea of the sphere a reflection of Islam's theologico-jurisprudential constructs or the Western conception of same? How and where might we begin to "locate" Muslims in Nigeria's public sphere particularly since the country attained flag independence from the British in 1960 and of what value has been their participation in it? How might a study of Islam and the Muslim's role in Nigeria's public sphere since 1960 positively impact the larger Nigerian society? What are the fissures, contradictions and paradoxes that could be observed in-between Islam in the text and Islam in context in Nigeria? How have Islamic practices in Nigeria reinforced the argument for the separation between or the union of the state and religion? What is the fact or fiction of the Muslimsí majority/minority status in Nigeria's demographic, political, economic and intellectual/educational space and of what effect has that been on the Nigerian state since 1960? How might Nigerian Muslims evolve a more constructive nexus between Islamic theory and the existential realities of Nigeria's public sphere? How do trends within Islam in Nigeria in the contemporary period reflect the socio-cultural and econo-political global flows and how has the latter, in turn, become impacted by the former since independence?

The Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies invites papers on any of the following sub-themes or on any other theme that may fall within the general concept of the conference:

History of Islam in Nigeria since 1960
Muslims in Nigeria's Public Sphere since 1960
Islam and the Sokoto Caliphate since 1960
Islam, Muslims and the Nigerian Education sector since 1960
Qur'anic Education in Nigeria since 1960
Arabic Culture in Nigeria Since 1960
Islam, Muslims and the Nigerian Economy since 1960
Islam, Muslims and the Nigerian Social Malaise since 1960
Islam, Muslims and the Challenges of the ICT in contemporary Nigeria
Gendering Islam in Nigeria since 1960
Islam and Muslim Organizations in Nigeria since 1960
Islam and the Muslim Youth in Nigeria since 1960
Islam and the Media
Islam and Bio-Medical Issues in Nigeria
Islam and National Security
Islam and Religious Identities in Contemporary Nigeria
The Nigerian Constitution and the Islamic Law in Nigeria
Islamic Culture in Nigeria and its Impacts on the West-African Sub-region
Sufi Orders in Nigeria and Trans-national Islam
Global Islam and Local Nigerian Muslims: Comparative Studies
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