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Title:Attitudes of Nigerian Muslim Intellectuals Towards Muslim-Christian Relations
Author:Mala, Sam B.
Periodical:Bulletin on Islam and Christian-Muslim Relations in Africa
Geographic term:Nigeria
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
Ethnic and Race Relations
Muslim-Christian relations
Abstract:A serious look at the attempts made so far by Nigerian Muslims and Christians to dialogue with each other has revealed that the majority of the adherents of both faiths and their accredited leaders have not joined this venture. All the participants, without exception, have been intellectuals. This is particularly true of the participants from the Muslim side, and this creates some uneasiness as some Muslim scholars always assert that dialogue is nothing new in Islam. The question as to why many Muslims however are not aware of dialogue needs to be raised. But a more pertinent question is: What are the attitudes of the Muslim intellectuals towards dialogue? The question becomes even more pressing since Muslim intellectuals, as said earlier, have been championing the concept of dialogue. This paper surveys the issue by first noting the categories of intellectuals in Nigeria. Bibliogr., notes.