The conference aims to delve into the contemporary challenges facing the Muslim Ummah ranging from religious, political, socio-economic, scientific, and intellectual crises which are most times misrepresented, misconceived, and misunderstood by the followers of other faiths and even some of the Muslims themselves. This pervasive misrepresentation has significantly impeded the overall development of Muslims in the world. By bringing together academics/scholars, researchers, postgraduate students, and practitioners in Islamic studies, the conference seeks to enhance dialogue, share knowledge, and provide possible solutions to all crises/challenges facing Muslims for sustainable development in the 21st century and beyond.

The conference is scheduled to hold between 28th April 2024 to 1st May 2024, in sha Allah!



Invites You to Its 1stAnnual International Conference

On the theme:


Venue of the Conference: University Auditorium, UMYUK.

Sub-themes of the conference are:

  • Leadership crises in the contemporary Muslim world (Palestine, Syria, Sudan, etc).
  • Islam and globalization: issues and the way forward
  • Islam, Muslims, and democracy in the Muslim world.
  • Muslims and the onslaught of the new world order.
  • Neo-colonialism and economic hegemony of the Western world on the Muslims.
  • Islam, Muslims and religious tolerance: Historical and contemporary perspectives.
  • The contemporary challenge of unity among Muslims.
  • Colonialism and global Muslim communities.
  • Contemporary Muslims and the issues of modern Western civilization.
  • Orientalism,Western intellectual warfare, and the Muslim world.
  • The relevance of Information and communication technology (ICT) to the modern Muslim world.
  • Interest (riba) and its effects on financial institutions of the Muslim world.
  • Da’wahand de-radicalization of extremist Muslim organizations.
  •  Gender and feminism in the Muslim world.
  • Shari’ah legal system and contemporary Human rights provisions.
  • Contemporary Muslim educational system: Almajiri and begging, facts and conjectures.
  • The challenges of poverty among Muslims in the contemporary period.
  • Scientific and intellectual breakthrough in the Muslim world.
  • And other relevant sub-themes related to the main theme.

Lead Paper Presenters:

  1. Prof. Jafaru Makau Kaura

Department of Islamic Studies,

UsmanuDanfodio University, Sokoto.

  • Prof. Musa Ahmad Karkarku

Department of Islamic Studies

Dean, Postgraduate School

Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina.

  • Dr. Taufiq Hussain Abubakar

Department of Islamic Studies  & Shari’ah

Bayero University, Kano- Nigeria.

  • Dr. Muhammad Salis Muhammad

Department of Islamic Studies

Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina.

  • Key Note Speaker:

Dr. Bashir Aliyu Umar,

Department of Islamic Studies  &Shari’ah,

Bayero University, Kano- Nigeria.

Important Dates of the Conference:

  • Submission of abstracts: 20th December, 2023

All abstracts should be sent to this official email:

  • Acceptance of Abstract: 30th December, 2023.
  • Full Paper Submission: 28th January, 2024.

Date of the Conference:

  • Date of Arrival: Sunday, 28th April, 2024.
  • First Day: Opening Ceremony and Presentation: Monday, 29th April, 2024.
  • Second Day: Plenary Sessions: Tuesday, 30th April, 2024.
  • Date of Departure: Wednesday, 1st May, 2024.

Presentation Modes:

  • Oral and Poster Presentations
  • Zoom presentation is also available.

Languages of presentation:

  • Arabic and English.

Conference Registration:

  • Single participant: N 25,000
  • Joint participant:   N 10,000
  • International Participant: $200
  • Postgraduate Students UMYU: N 10,000

All payments must be paid into this account:

Bank Name: Ja’iz Bank

Account Name: Department of Islamic Studies, Umar Musa.

Account Number: 0016012345

For Inquiry:

1-         Dr. Abubakar Sani

Head, Islamic Studies

Chairman, Local Organizing Committee


GSM: +2348032951755

2-        Dr. Lawal Yusuf Malumfashi

Chairman, Editorial Committee.

Email: +2348162705828