During the conference organized by the Nigerien section of the Mohammed VI Foundation of African Oulema on the theme of “ African Islamic heritage in Niger Between the Past, Present and Future Prospects”, on 17 and 18 Dhu Al Qi’ada 1440 H, corresponding to 20 and 21 July 2019, in Niamey, Dr. Elhadji Zaneidou Ousmane, the Director of Higher Arab Education at the Ministry of Higher Education, Research and Creativity & Lecturer at Al Wifaq International University in Niamey, emphasized the Islamic kingdoms in Niger.
Dr. Elhadji mentioned that African Oulema in the West Africa have a clear footprint in the establishment of this rich African Islamic heritage and the Islamic kingdoms that emerged in the region have a key role to play in preserving it.
Professor Zaneidou Ousmane highlighted how those great kingdoms and even smaller ones, which emerged in the north and east of Niger, stand as an impenetrable barrier to counter all movements that target Islam. He also mentionned its role in separating things that are inherent in religion and those related to customs and traditions among the people of the region, and how those kingdoms also had historical relations in Morocco.
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