Islam in Nigeria: A Conversation in Preparation for the Visit of the Sultan of Sokoto

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On October 3, 2011, His Eminence Alhaji Muhammadu Sa'adu Abubakar III, the 20th Sultan of Sokoto, will visit Harvard University. In preview of this distinguished visit, four experts discussed the historical, cultural, and religious significance of Islam in Nigeria, and the role of the sultan in particular.

Presenters included: Hauwa Ibrahim, Visiting Lecturer on Women's Studies and Islamic Law at HDS; Jacob Olupona, Professor of African Religious Traditions at HDS; Benjamin Soares, Senior Researcher, African Studies Centre, University of Leiden, the Netherlands; and M. Sani Umar, Professor of Religion at Northwestern University.