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  Prof Razaq Abubakre The King Salman Global Academy for the Arabic Language based in Riyadh Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has commissioned Prof Razaq Abubakre to lecture on the History of the Arabic Language in Nigeria The conference is scheduled for November 9 at 6 00 pm Nigerian time via Zoom A statement signed in Abuja provided the link as https youtu be hqYInX7SCBQ The Saudi Academy established in September 2020 aims to strengthen the role of the Arabic language regionally and globally and highlight its value in expressing the linguistic depth of Arabic and Islamic culture It is currently the most authoritative Arabic academy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia established to promote the cross fertilization of research the advancement of teaching and the exploration of the further growth of Arabic That the Academy is named after the current ruling monarch of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia attests to its precedent The Abubakre conference addresses such topics as the stages of the growth of the Arabic language in Nigeria from the beginning of the first century of Islam to the sixth century of the Gregorian calendar It touches on cross language loanwords between Arabic and local languages in Nigeria culminating in the cross fertilization of cross language vocabulary expansions It also touches on prominent Arab literary figures in Nigeria spanning centuries to the contemporary period The conference will establish that for two centuries in a row the 19th and 20th centuries the deans of Arabic literature in Africa the Western Atlantic were Nigerians The two prolific Nigerian authors were Shaykh Abdullah b Fudi from the 19th century and Shaykh Adam Abdullah Al Ilory from the 20th century according to the statement The conference will also examine the future of Arabic in Nigeria It also re emphasizes the relevance of Arabic for proper grounding and foregrounding in Islamic studies The conference draws the attention of the Nigerian and global communities to provide more moral and official support to private Arab schools that deserve support The statement indicates that such official support should come especially from the Arab world This is how their English counterparts receive support from the British Council French from Alliance Francais German from DAAD and the German Academic Exchange Program as well as the Goethe Institut The speaker Prof Abubakre is from Iwo in Osun He studied Arabic under Shaykh Adam Abdullah Al Ilory at his Agege Arabic and Islamic Training Center and at the University of Ibadan for his BA in Arabic Language and Literature which he completed in 1976 with First Class Abubakre won the Commonwealth Scholarship and Scholarship Scheme a British award for his doctorate in Arabic literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London from 1977 to 1980 He was a scholarship holder of the German DAAD Academic Exchange Program in 1987 and 1996 Abubakre became the regional president of Nigeria and a member of the Board of Trustees for Global Islamic Literature from 2001 to date He was national president of the Muslim Student Society of Nigeria from 1974 to 1975 national president of the Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions from 1987 to 1993 Abubakre was a member of the Executive of the International Association for the History of Religions Rome Italy from 1991 to 1995 He was appointed Chairman of the Governing Council of the Oyo State College of Education Ila Orangun Chairman of the Governing Council Faculty of Arab and Islamic Studies Muftau Lanihun 1994 2002 Abubakre was Director of the Department of Religions at the University of Ilorin from 1992 to 1995 and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ilorin from 2001 to 2003 After that he became Vice Chancellor of Al Hikmah University Ilorin from 2008 to 2010 and Federal Commissioner Osun Public Complaints Commission from 2012 to 2018 He withdrew from the University of Ilorin on January 20 2018 and moved to the UK from January 2019 to September 2021 Abubakre is a member of Agba Osun Elders of Osun from 2021 to date edited Source Credit NAN
Saudi Arabian Academy commissions emeritus Nigerian professor to give lecture

Prof. Razaq Abubakre

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King Salman Global Academ

The King Salman Global Academy for the Arabic Language based in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has commissioned Prof. Razaq Abubakre to lecture on the History of the Arabic Language in Nigeria.

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The conference is scheduled for November 9 at 6:00 pm Nigerian time via Zoom.

A statement signed in Abuja provided the link as: https://youtu.be/hqYInX7SCBQ

Saudi Academy

The Saudi Academy, established in September 2020, aims to strengthen the role of the Arabic language regionally and globally and highlight its value in expressing the linguistic depth of Arabic and Islamic culture.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

It is currently the most authoritative Arabic academy in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, established to promote the cross-fertilization of research, the advancement of teaching, and the exploration of the further growth of Arabic.

Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

That the Academy is named after the current ruling monarch of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia attests to its precedent.

The Abubakre conference addresses such topics as the stages of the growth of the Arabic language in Nigeria from the beginning of the first century of Islam to the sixth century of the Gregorian calendar.

It touches on cross-language loanwords between Arabic and local languages ​​in Nigeria, culminating in the cross-fertilization of cross-language vocabulary expansions.

It also touches on prominent Arab literary figures in Nigeria spanning centuries to the contemporary period.

Western Atlantic

The conference will establish that for two centuries in a row, the 19th and 20th centuries, the deans of Arabic literature in Africa, the Western Atlantic, were Nigerians.

Shaykh Abdullah

The two prolific Nigerian authors were Shaykh Abdullah b. Fudi from the 19th century and Shaykh Adam Abdullah Al-Ilory from the 20th century, according to the statement.

Arabic in Nigeria

The conference will also examine the future of Arabic in Nigeria.

It also re-emphasizes the relevance of Arabic for proper grounding and foregrounding in Islamic studies.

The conference draws the attention of the Nigerian and global communities to provide more moral and official support to private Arab schools that deserve support.

The statement indicates that such official support should come especially from the Arab world.

British Council

This is how their English counterparts receive support from the British Council, French from Alliance Francais, German from DAAD and the German Academic Exchange Program, as well as the Goethe-Institut.

The speaker, Prof. Abubakre is from Iwo in Osun.

Shaykh Adam Abdullah Al-Ilory

He studied Arabic under Shaykh Adam Abdullah Al-Ilory at his Agege Arabic and Islamic Training Center, and at the University of Ibadan for his BA in Arabic Language and Literature, which he completed in 1976 with First Class.

Commonwealth Scholarship and Scholarship Scheme

Abubakre won the Commonwealth Scholarship and Scholarship Scheme, a British award, for his doctorate in Arabic literature at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London from 1977 to 1980.

German DAAD Academic Exchange Program

He was a scholarship holder of the German DAAD Academic Exchange Program in 1987 and 1996.

Board of Trustees for Global Islamic Literature

Abubakre became the regional president of Nigeria and a member of the Board of Trustees for Global Islamic Literature from 2001 to date.

Muslim Student Society of Nigeria

He was national president of the Muslim Student Society of Nigeria from 1974 to 1975, national president of the Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions from 1987 to 1993.

Executive of the International Association

Abubakre was a member of the Executive of the International Association for the History of Religions, Rome, Italy, from 1991 to 1995.

Chairman of the Governing Council

He was appointed Chairman of the Governing Council of the Oyo State College of Education, Ila Orangun; Chairman of the Governing Council, Faculty of Arab and Islamic Studies Muftau Lanihun 1994-2002

Director of the Department of Religions

Abubakre was Director of the Department of Religions at the University of Ilorin from 1992 to 1995 and Dean of the Faculty of Arts at the University of Ilorin from 2001 to 2003.

Vice Chancellor

After that, he became Vice Chancellor of Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin from 2008 to 2010 and Federal Commissioner, Osun Public Complaints Commission from 2012 to 2018.

University of Ilorin

He withdrew from the University of Ilorin on January 20, 2018 and moved to the UK from January 2019 to September 2021.

Agba Osun

Abubakre is a member of Agba Osun (Elders of Osun) from 2021 to date.

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Source Credit

Source Credit: NAN

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