Sharia Issue & Christian-Muslim
Relations in Contemporary Nigeria

By Umar H.D. Danfulani
November 2005
Almqvist & Wiksell
ISBN: 9189652126
83 pages, 5 " x 8 "
$49.50 Paper Original

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 analyzes various arguments about possible reasons for this implementation. He favors an eclectic or multi-dimensional approach; and, in addition to religious aspects, he highlights the significance of ethnic, socio-economic and political factors.

Studies on Inter-Religious Relations, No. 15

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