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Title:The Sharia issue and Christian-Muslim relations in contemporary Nigeria
Author:Danfulani, U.H.D.
Year:2005
Language:English
Series:Studies on Inter-Religious Relations, 15
City:Stockholm
Publisher:Almqvist & Wiksell International
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:law
Muslim-Christian relations
politics
Shari'a
Abstract:In recent years the full implementation of the sharia in several constituent states of northern Nigeria has been one of the most important reasons for serious conflicts between Christians and Muslims. This study by Umar Danfulani, a concerned Nigerian scholar of religion, first provides a detailed, local account of the important case of Kaduna, where clashes in February, 2000, lead to the death of hundreds of people and extensive destruction of property. Second, the work discusses Christian-Muslim reactions to the full implementation of the sharia in a broader, national perspective. Finally, Danfulani presents and analyses various arguments about possible reasons for this implementation. He favours an eclectic or multi-dimensional approach; and, in addition to religious aspects, he highlights the significance of ethnic, socio-economic and political factors.[Abstract publisher]
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