Nigerian Islamic academic emerges overall winner at Saudi conference

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A Nigerian academic, Dr Abdur-Razzaq Abdul-Majeed Alaro, has emerged the overall winner of a paper presentation held in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

According to a release on the University of Ilorin’s website, Dr Alaro who is an Associate Professor in the Department of Islamic Law, Faculty of Law in the University, emerged the overall winner at the paper presentations of the Forum of African Muslim Scholars under the auspices of the Committee for Da’wah in Africa.

This year’s conference under the theme “Institutionalising Da’wah and Social Works in Africa,” was held in three Saudi Arabian cities of Makkah, Madinah and Riyadh.

According to the release, Dr. Alaro “competed with 28 other scholars from 27 African countries to emerge the winner at the 27th edition of the programme held in Saudi Arabia on June 7, 2018.”

“Scholarly Papers were invited from academics from across Africa and a total of 28 academic papers were submitted from 27 African countries, and the papers submitted were subjected to review and assessment by a team of accredited academics from Saudi and other universities,” the statement added.

Dr Alaro whose areas of specialisation include Islamic Law of Transactions, Islamic Banking and Finance, and Islamic Insurance (Takaful), is also an Islamic preacher who has delivered hundreds of lectures in various parts of the country and beyond.

Onifade Bello is a unionist, budding journalist, writer, satirist, librarian, information scientist and political analyst. He is a graduate of the University of Ibadan and author of the controversial seminal work: 'Student Unionism in Nigeria: Challenges & Strategies.' He can be reached via [email protected] or Twitter: @orlayeme.

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