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2018 CONFERENCE ON ISLAM IN NIGERIA CALL FOR PAPERS

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ISLAMIC WELFARE FOUNDATION IN COLLABORATION WITH CRESCENT UNIVERSITY, ABEOKUTA

2018 CONFERENCE ON ISLAM IN NIGERIA (COIN)

Call for papers

THEME: Islamic Theocracy and Modernism: Issues and Challenges

The most widespread struggle in the world today is arguably the attempt to enthrone Islamic theocracy in various degrees, with varying strategies, targeting various extents of territorial reach with different levels of cultural heterogeneity. The tendency is being driven by a nostalgia for the golden era of Islam, the desire to resist the dominance of the West and its unipolar world-view as well as the quest of certain Muslim individuals for political power, among other factors. Nigeria has a fair share of the struggle for Islamic theocracy on its territory with grave consequences. Debates are raging among Muslims of different hues and tendencies about the desirability and sustainability of pristine Islamic theocracy in the contemporary world. Much as the desire of Muslims to live according to the Shariah of Islam is unassailable as it is their fundamental human right, the world is yet to reach a consensus on the context for the exercise of this right. This is what makes Islamic theocracy problematic. While it may be conceivable that an Islamic theocracy can be democratically elected in a Muslim majority country, what becomes of it in a Muslim minority country? What are the possible challenges of enthroning Islamic theocracy along with modern democracy?Clear option is to review the atavistic conception of Islamic theocracy with a view to generating its variants that are capable of universal application. Nigeria’s experience with sharia application in its multicultural andmulti religious environment offers a credible platform for moving forward the debate onapplicability of Islamic theocracy in the contemporary world.

Sub-Themes

  1. Pristine Islamic Theocracy
  2. Historical Development of Islamic Theocracy
  3. Legal Frameworks of Islamic Theocracy
  4. Comparative Analysis of Islamic Theocracy and other Theocracies
  5. Islamic Theocracy in Practice
  6. Islamic Theocracy and Multi-Religious Statehood
  7. Islamic Theocracy and Socio-Cultural Heterogeneity Cum Dynamism
  8. Islamic Theocracy Movements in Nigeria
  9. International Islamic Theocracy Movements and Nigeria
  10. Strategies for implementing Islamic Theocracy
  11. Islamic Theocracy and Non-Muslims
  12. The Future of Islamic Theocracy

Date: 3 - 6 December 2018

Venue: Crescent University, Abeokuta

Abstracts of well-researched papers are invited from scholars and other interested persons to be submitted online through This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .ng while soft copy of full paper should be sent to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Papers presented at the conference will be peer-reviewed and may be published in the Journal of Islam in Nigeria (JOIN).

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Aliu Badmus
IWF National Coordinator

Prof. Abdul-Wahab Egbewole, SAN
IWF Nationa Secretary

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