Dr. Uthman I.O.






Ibrahim Olatunde  UTHMAN


Academic and Professional Qualifications

B.A.(Ibadan) , M.A(Ife), Ph.D (Malaysia)


Senior Lecturer


Area of Specialisation

Islamic Studies & Comparative Religion



Department of of Arabic and Islamic Studies, University of Ibadan, Nigeria.


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Research Projects/Activities


In Progress

  1. The Application and Practice of the Principles of Da‘wah in the Age of Modernity and globalization- This paper explores how the principles of Da‘wah can intersect with multiculturalism and pluralism to build a more peaceful global society.
  2. The Application of Al-Uqubat (Penal Code in Islam) in Contemporary Society: A Case Study of Nigeria- This paper written together with a senior colleague and teacher, Dr. K.K. Oloso focuses on the complexity of the implementation of the Islamic criminal law with particular reference to the abuse of human rights in Nigeria.
  3. The Appropriation of Islam in Zaynab Al-Ghazzālī’s Representations of the Muslim Sisters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt- This paper focuses on Ayyām min Hayātī, the autobiographical text of the Egyptian Islamist activist, Zaynab al-Ghazzālī al-Jubaylī (1918–2009) in order to examine how using the Muslim brotherhood’s struggles, she was able to give Islamist endorsement to female agency.


Dissertation and Thesis

  1. Uthman I. O [2001] A re- Investigation of the Status of Muslim Women in Ibadan and its Environs M.A. Thesis Department of Religious Studies Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, 2001.
  2. Uthman I. O [2005] The Socio-religious Status of Muslim Women in Yoruba land With Reference to the Work of Shaykh Al-Albani. Ph. D Thesis Dept of Usuludin and Comparative Religion, International Islamic University Malaysia, 2005



  1. Uthman 1.O. [2001] Feminism and the Contemporary society. [Nigeriria: Al-Mubasheer Publications] ISBN no: 978-35785-0-2, pp. 1-106.
  2. Uthman 1.O. [2008] Muslim Women of Nigeria and the Feminist Discourse of Shaykh al- Albānī, [Malaysia: International Islamic University Press, First Edition], ISBN no: 983-3855-33-9, pp.1-261.
  3. Uthman 1.O. [2009] Feminist Insiders-Outsiders, Muslim Women in Nigeria and Contemporary Feminist Movement, [UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing First Edition], ISBN no (10): 1-4438-1350-8, (13): 978-1-4438-1350-1, pp.1-243.http://www.c-s-p.org/Flyers/Feminist-Insiders-Outsiders--Muslim-Women-in-Nigeria-and-the-Contemporary Feminist-Movement1-4438-1350-8.htm
  4. Uthman 1.O. [2006]. “Muslim Women in Nigeria between    Postmodern Feminism and Religious Fanaticism: the case of the Islamic Law”. In M. A. Folorunsho et al [Ed.] Religion and Modernity, [Nigeria: National Association for the Study of Religion and Education] ISBN no: 978-33971-4, pp. 60-70.
  5. Uthman 1.O. and Adesina-Uthman G. A. [2009] “Niqāb: Issues and Implications” in L. O. Abbas et al [ed.], Women and current Issues in National Development a book in honour of Dr. Lateefah Durosinmi, an activist, distinguished Academic and the former National Amirah of FOMWAN, [Nigeria: Obafemi Awolowo University Press], ISBN no: 978-136-169-7, pp.131-161 (Percentage contributed 80%)
  6. Uthman 1.O. [2010] “Muslim Women and Domestic Violence in Nigeria: The Position of the Shari’ah” in AbdulRazaq Kilani [ed.], Beyond the Veil: Muslim Women in Sub Saharan Africa, [Nigeria: Global Da’wah Communications], ISBN no: 978-36049-0-2, pp.50-96.
  7. Uthman 1.O. [2010] “Muslim Women Organization and Islamic Activism in sub Saharan Africa: A Case Study of FOMWAN” in Abdul Razaq Kilani [ed.], Beyond the Veil: Muslim Women in Sub Saharan Africa, [Nigeria: Global Da’wah Communications], ISBN no: 978-36049-0-2, pp. 152-194.
  8. Uthman, I.O. [2005] “A Critical Evaluation of Ghazzalian and Kantian Notions of Mysticism”. In Hamidreza Ayatollahy [ed.], Papers of International Conference on Two hundred Years After Kant [Iran: Allame Tabataba’i University] ISBN no: 964-8415-30-7, pp. 267-281.
  9. Uthman, I.O. [2006] “Muslims and Contemporary Philosophical Issues in Postmodernism”. In Ali Naqi Baqershahi [ed.], Islamic Philosophy and Western Philosophies: The Papers Presented at the second World Congress on Mulla Sadra [iran: Sadra Islamic Philosophy Research Institute] ISBN no: 964-7472-63-3, pp. 361-381
  10. Uthman, I. O.  [2000] "The Problems of Child Abuse and Islamic Solutions" Journal of Religion and Culture [Nigeria], vol. 1 pp. 81-87.
  11. Uthman, I. O.  [2001] “The Purdah Saga and the Muslim Woman in Contemporary Society" Journal of Religion and Culture, [Nigeria], vol. 2 No. 2 pp. 47-62.
  12. Uthman, I. O.  [2002] "The Roles of Arabic & Islamic Studies in a Secular Society" NATAIS: Journal of the Nigerian Association of Teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies [Nigeria] vol. 6, no. 2 pp. 80-86.
  13. Uthman, I. O.  [2005] “"Feminism in postmodern society: an Islamic Perspective" Journal of Islam in Asia, [Malaysia] vol. 2 no. 2, pp. 131-150.
  14. Uthman, I.O.  [2006] "Muslim Women and the Islamic State Between Political Activism and the Islamic Law: An Analysis of the Jilbāb al- Mar’ah al-Muslimah fī Al-kitāb wa al-Sunnah of Shaykh al- Albānī" IKIM Journal of Islam and International Affairs, [Malaysia], vol. 2, no. 1, pp. 117 -145.
  15. Uthman, I. O.  [2009] “Muslim Women in Nigeria: the Position of FOMWAN and Lessons from Islamic Malaysia” JOAS, Journal of African and Asian Studies, [Greece] vol. 18, pp. 245-265.
  16. Uthman, I. O.  [2010] "Muslim and Science: Contributions of Islamic Universities to Professional Ethics" AJISS: American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences [USA] vol. 27, no. 1, pp. 54-73.
  17. Uthman, I. O.  [2010] "Muslim and Contemporary Philosophical Issues in Postmodernism" Ife Journal of Religious Studies, [Nigeria], vol. 6 no. 2, pp. 187-198.
  18. Uthman, I. O.  [2010] “A Triadic Re-Reading of Zaynab al-Ghazali and the Feminist Movement in Islam” Islamic Studies [Pakistan], vol.  49 no. 1, 65-79.
  19. Uthman, I. O.  [2010] "A comparative study of Academic Teaching of Islam in Nigerian Universities" Al-Ijtihad, Journal of Islamization of knowledge and Contemporary Issues [Nigeria], vol. 8, no. 1, pp. 30-47.
  20. Uthman I.O. [2010] “The Muslim women Elites in Yoruba land, the Islamic law and Lessons from Islamic Malaysia” Journal of social sciences, [Pakistan], vol. 4, No.1, pp. 165-189
  21. Uthman I.O. [2010] “Muslim/Christian Encounter in Nigeria and Yoruba Muslim Educational Jihād” in Prof. Akinade Akintunde [ed.], Sacred Rumblings: Perspectives on Christian-Muslim Relations in Contemporary Nigeria, [USA: Peter Lang].
  22. Uthman I.O. Islam, Politics & Wealth [Nigeria: University of Agriculture Muslim Alumna Lecture Series 1], pp.1-21