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2017 CONFERENCE ON ISLAM IN NIGERIA CALL FOR PAPERS

ISLAMIC WELFARE FOUNDATION IN COLLABORATION WITH THE DEPARTMENT OF ARABIC AND ISLAMIC STUDIES, UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN, IBADAN, NIGERIA

2017 CONFERENCE ON ISLAM IN NIGERIA

CALL FOR PAPERS

Since immediately after her independence, Nigeria has continually faced existential problem which led to a civil war barely seven years after. Although the civil war ended over four decades ago, the disunity which engendered it has failed to disappear and has even aggravated in some cases. The disunity has now permeated virtually every segment of society. While the cliche often touted is that Nigeria's unity is not negotiable, there is palpable fear in all quarters that the country could disintegrate at the slightest snap. The consequences of disunity for Nigeria are dire, hence the need for concerted efforts to build a truly united country. 

 

One of the consequences of present Nigeria's trajectory is that it has caused disunity even among Muslims. But since Islam compels unity among Muslims it is expected a little determined and focused effort is all that is required to forge Muslim unity in Nigeria. The question that remains is: Can Nigeria leverage on the unity of Muslims to achieve national unity? The proposed conference will provide scholarly answers to this question. 

Theme: Muslim Unity and the Quest for National Integration in Nigeria

Sub-Themes:

•The Quran on Muslim Unity

•Unity in Islamic law and Jurisprudence

•The Hadith tradition and Muslim Unity

•Muslim Unity in the contemporary world

•Challenges of Muslims Unity I n Nigeria 

•Global Politics and Muslim Unity in Nigeria

•Doctrinal disagreements and Muslim dis/Unity

•Islamic Education in Nigeria and Muslim Unity

•Al-It-Tihad, al-it-Tisam, al-Wahdat and other Semiotics of Unity

•Muslims and the Challenge of Inter-faith Relations in Nigeria

•Religion and National Itegration in Nigeria 

•Ethnicity and National Itegration in Nigeria 

•Religious Fraternity and the Challenge of Social Inclusiveness in Nigeria

•Religion and the Nigerian Economy 

•Religion and Peaceful Co-existence in Nigeria 

•Intra- and Inter-religious conflicts and their Resolution in Nigeria

Partner: Department of Arabic & Islamic Studies

Date: 20-23 November 2017

Venue: University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Nigeria 

 

Abstracts are invited from scholars, activists, corporate organisations, government agencies and other stakeholders within and outside Nigeria working on issues relating to the theme of the conference.  A soft copy of each abstract should be submitted to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. not later than 30th September, 2017. A book of abstracts will be published thereafter. Authors of abstracts listed for presentation at the conference are required to submit soft copies of the full length of their papers to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. not later than 31st October, 2017.

Please note that papers presented at the conference will be peer-reviewed and published in the subsequent edition of Journal of Islam in Nigeria (JOIN).

Kindly forward this circular to all your contacts who may be interested.

Looking forward to your presentation at the conference!!!

For further information, please call: +234 803 706 0620, +234 805 228 2030; or send a mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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