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Title:Islamic ethics in a democratic setting: Nigeria as a case study
Author:Paramole, Abdul-Kabir OlawaleISNI
Periodical:Journal of Oriental and African Studies
Geographic term:Nigeria
Abstract:This essay deals with the role of Islamic ethics in a democratic setting, notably in Nigeria. It defines the concepts of ethics and democracy, outlines the Nigerian experience with democracy and shari'ah, describes the demands of a democratic setting and the tasks ahead for Muslims in a democratic set-up, and discusses how ethical problems can be alleviated in a democratic setting such as that in Nigeria. The author argues that contemporary Nigerian society is in peril. The institution of family has broken down and the younger generation is frustrated with bad leadership. Social morality has disintegrated and respect for parents and teachers has diminished dramatically. What is required is a moral reorientation of both youths and adults. Islamic ethics has an important role to play in the recovery of moral values. Ref., sum. [ASC Leiden abstract]