2019 CONFERENCE ON ISLAM IN NIGERIA

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    THE CONFLUENCE OF SHARIAH AND THE SOCIETY IN RELIGIOUS CONFLICT MANAGEMENT IN NIGERIA (Download)

    Author(s):
    Dr abdulwahab Danladi Shittu, Shittudanladi@gmail.com Shittu.ad@unilorin.edu.ng, 08061235260
    Malam kamaludin Dele Ibrahim, Kdibrahim@gmail.com, 08033718010

    Abstract: Whenever conflict is mentioned, what comes to the mind is crisis, chaos or violence. All these are resultant features of conflict whenever conflict is not adequately managed and not its interpretation. The consequence of crisis is destruction of living and nonliving property with precious human lives inclusive. Most of the crisis recorded in Nigeria, even though they are mostly coloured religious and ethnic, are politically motivated. While conflict is inevitable in any society because it is part of the society, the proper management of the experienced conflicts in Nigeria would assist in curbing crisis and its negative effects on the development of the society. Recognising the relevance of the Qur'an to all aspects of human life, this work analysed some verses of the Qur'an and studied their relevance to conflict management with the objective of suggesting divine solutions to conflict management in Nigeria. A combination of historical and exegetical research methods were adopted in carrying out the research. The researcher employed observation, oral interview and library materials for data collection and analysis. Finding of the research revealed that the Qur'an remains a source for problem solving in the society and therefore, adherents of Islam should constantly advocate for a return to divine injunctions in solving their social problems.