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Tainted Legacy Islam, Colonialism and Slavery in Northern Nigeria Revised Edition 2019 by Pro Yusufu Turaki in epub

 

Yusufu Turaki Foundation and Otakada.org Publishing Foreword by Patrick Sookhdeo

                   Tainted Legacy

Islam, Colonialism and Slavery

in Northern Nigeria

Revised Edition 2019

Yusufu Turaki

In  recent  years  violent  attacks  by  Muslims  in  Nigeria  have  left  thousands  of Christians dead. Much of the conflict has occurred in the Middle Belt, and also in the  North  where  the  Church  is  a  small  and  vulnerable  minority.  Islamic  sharia  is the  main  source  of  law  in  the  North,  and  some  Islamists  there  are  calling  for  the establishing of an Islamic state.

In  this  important  study  Professor  Yusufu  Turaki  traces  the  origins  of  the  current crisis  to  the  historical  impact  of  Islam  on  Northern  Nigerian  society.  He  discusses the  nature  and  significance  of  Islamic  colonialism  and  slavery  in  West  Africa,  and how their malign influence was entrenched by the British colonial administration of the  twentieth  century. These  practices,  he  argues,  have bequeathed a tainted legacy of discrimination and cruelty to the Christians of Northern Nigeria.

I was most impressed by the content of this book. Yusufu Turaki has spoken the truth and supported it by facts. His evidence is indisputable and his analysis accurate. Christians and Muslims in Nigeria can and should work together for the building of the nation and its people on a foundation of truth and to turn their back on its tainted legacy. This book calls for an honest discussion on the issues of the day in Nigeria.

The Most Rev. Benjamin Kwashi, Archbishop of Jos

In a world where conflict between Islam and the West dominates political, economic and religious news, few things are as important as thorough, well- researched studies of the history that has produced the current situation.

In this volume Yusufu Turaki has produced a superb example of this kind of history, with specific reference to the role of Islam in the development of slavery in Africa. Anyone who would understand the present conflict between Islam and Christianity in Africa must read this book.

Dr Samuel Logan, International Director, The World Reformed Fellowship

Professor Turaki knows this area very well and has taught in this part of the country as well as being involved in church leadership for many years.

He speaks with much first-hand experience of the issues. Anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the role of Islam in Africa and its impact on the slave trade needs to read this important book, but also it speaks into some of the difficult issues we see in the world today.

Malcolm L. McGregor, SIM International Director

 

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Yusufu Turaki Foundation and Otakada.org Publishing Foreword by Patrick Sookhdeo

                   Tainted Legacy

Islam, Colonialism and Slavery

in Northern Nigeria

Revised Edition 2019

Yusufu Turaki

In  recent  years  violent  attacks  by  Muslims  in  Nigeria  have  left  thousands  of Christians dead. Much of the conflict has occurred in the Middle Belt, and also in the  North  where  the  Church  is  a  small  and  vulnerable  minority.  Islamic  sharia  is the  main  source  of  law  in  the  North,  and  some  Islamists  there  are  calling  for  the establishing of an Islamic state.

In  this  important  study  Professor  Yusufu  Turaki  traces  the  origins  of  the  current crisis  to  the  historical  impact  of  Islam  on  Northern  Nigerian  society.  He  discusses the  nature  and  significance  of  Islamic  colonialism  and  slavery  in  West  Africa,  and how their malign influence was entrenched by the British colonial administration of the  twentieth  century. These  practices,  he  argues,  have bequeathed a tainted legacy of discrimination and cruelty to the Christians of Northern Nigeria.

I was most impressed by the content of this book. Yusufu Turaki has spoken the truth and supported it by facts. His evidence is indisputable and his analysis accurate. Christians and Muslims in Nigeria can and should work together for the building of the nation and its people on a foundation of truth and to turn their back on its tainted legacy. This book calls for an honest discussion on the issues of the day in Nigeria.

The Most Rev. Benjamin Kwashi, Archbishop of Jos

In a world where conflict between Islam and the West dominates political, economic and religious news, few things are as important as thorough, well- researched studies of the history that has produced the current situation.

In this volume Yusufu Turaki has produced a superb example of this kind of history, with specific reference to the role of Islam in the development of slavery in Africa. Anyone who would understand the present conflict between Islam and Christianity in Africa must read this book.

Dr Samuel Logan, International Director, The World Reformed Fellowship

Professor Turaki knows this area very well and has taught in this part of the country as well as being involved in church leadership for many years.

He speaks with much first-hand experience of the issues. Anyone seeking a deeper understanding of the role of Islam in Africa and its impact on the slave trade needs to read this important book, but also it speaks into some of the difficult issues we see in the world today.

Malcolm L. McGregor, SIM International Director

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