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Title:Islam in Africa: proceedings of the Islam in Africa conference
Editors:Alkali, NuraISNI
Adamu, A.
Yadudu, A.
Moten, R.
Salihi, H.
Publisher:Spectrum Books
ISBN:9782461237; 9782461741
Geographic term:Africa
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Abstract:The Islam in Africa Conference held in Nigeria in November 1989 covered diverse themes: education, economy, information, the sharia, 'dawa' and Muslim minorities. Suleimanu Kumo, Muri Okunola, Auwalu Hamisu Yadudu and Mohammed Bakari discussed the sharia in Nigeria and East Africa. Papers on the history of Islamic education, resistance to Western education, the place of science and technology, and the challenges of providing qualitative Islamic education were presented by Jibril Aminu, S.A.S. Galadanci, Nurudeen Alao, Al-Amin Abu Manga and Shamsideen B. Elegba. Aspects of the African Islamic past were highlighted in papers by H.M. Maishanu (Sokoto Caliphate), Umar G. Benna (Muslim cities), Muhammad Nur Alkali (Kingdom of Kanem), Omar Jah (impact of jihad on Senegambia), Dahiru Yahya (colonialism, nationalism and Muslims in Nigeria), Hussein Ahmed and Rashid Moten (Islam in Ethiopia) and Omari H. Kokole (Afro-Arab relations). Several papers addressed challenges to 'dawa' in contemporary Africa as they relate to African Islam (Ali A. Mazrui), secularism (Tijani El-Miskin), Muslim women in Nigeria (Bilikisu Yusuf) and the media (Mohammed Haruna). Papers by Hamid al-Gabid, Ibrahim A. Ayagi, Mustafa A.A. Roshash and Sule Ahmed Gusau dealt with the role of the Organization of Islamic Conference in development, Islamic banking and the debt crisis from an Islamic perspective. Three papers dealt with Muslim minorities: Muslim refugees (Abdallah Suliman El-Awad), Islam in the USA (Sulyman Nyang) and in the Caribbean (Abdullah Hakim Quick).