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Dr. S.B SURAJU

Senior Lecturer

Historical Background

SURAJU Saheed Badmus is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin. He is a specialist in Qur’an Exegesis and Islamic Theology (Tafsīr and cAqīdah). He joined the service of Al-Hikmah University as an Assistant Lecturer in 2011 after serving at the Federal College of Education, Yola from 2010 to 2011 as a Lecturer in the Department of Islamic Studies. He rose to through the ranks, with required experience in teaching, community service and research publications, to the position of Senior Lecturer in 2020. He has close to 35 publications to his credit. As an academic, he has been active at many research output and training avenues such as workshops, seminars and conferences in terms of attendance and paper presentation. He is a member of some academic and professional associations. He has served the University community in some areas such as Sub Dean, Student Affairs, Department and Faculty Examination Officer, Coordinator of Islamic GNS Courses and Ag. Dean of Student Affairs Unit.

Educational History

Born in Ondo town of Ondo State but Iwo by origin, SURAJU Saheed Badmus had his early education in Ondo. He obtained his Diploma in Arabic and Islamic Studies at the then College of Higher Education and Islamic Sciences, Ilorin in 2005. He gained admission to study Islamic Studies at Al-Hikmah University in 2006 and graduated with a B. A. (Hons), First Class Honour Division Degree in Islamic in 2009. After the NYSC service year in 2011, he obtained a Proficiency Certificate in Management from Nigerian Institute of Management. He joined University of Ilorin for his Master of Arts and graduated in 2013. In 2014, he continued his educational career at University of Ilorin and obtained his PhD in Islamic Studies in 2019. While he was pursuing his Doctor of Philosophy, SURAJU Saheed Badmus obtained his Postgraduate Diploma in Education (PGDE) at National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) in 2005. In 2021, he became a Certified Teacher under Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria.

Qualifications

B.A., M.A., PhD

Research Interest

Qur’anic Exegesis (Tafsir) and Its Sciences, Islamic Theology (‘Aqidah) and Islamic Contemporary Issues

Publications

        1. Home-based Publications

          • Journals

          1 Suraju, S.B. (2013). “The Concept of Good Governance and Socio-Economic Justice in Islam”. Entrepreneural Journal of Management Science (EJMS). Special Edition; 34-50. Published by College of Management Sciences, Faculty of Management Sciences, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin.

          2 Suraju, S.B. (2013). “Fiqhu Makrūhāti’l-Ādhān: A Study of the Detestable Acts in Call to Prayer”. Al-Asaalah International Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies,Volume 4, No. 1, 160-170. Published by Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin.

          3 Oladimeji L.F. and Suraju, S.B. (2013). “Violence, Social Disorder and Leadership challenge in Nigeria: Islamic Perspectives”. Al-Asaalah International Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies, volume 4, No. 2, 151-165. Published by Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin.

          4 Suraju, S.B. (2013). “Proliferation of Muslim Organizations in Nigeria: Merits and Demerits”. The Springboard Journal, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin.

          5 Yusuf, B. O. and Suraju, S. B. (2016). “Crisis Control and Conflict Management in Islam: Lessons for Nigeria”. Al-Burdah Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Vol. 2, 1-26. Published by National Association of Teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies (NATAIS) Kwara State Chapter. Available online at https://www.academia.edu/35518289/CRISIS_AND_CONFLICT_MANAGEMENT_IN_ISLAM_docx

          6 Suraju, S. B. and Ahmad, I. I. (2017). “Contributions of Ilorin Muslim Intellectuals to Islam: A Case Study of Shaykh cAbdul-Lateef Imam Ahmad Maikabara”. Al-Hikmah Journal of the Humanities. Vol. 3, No. 1 (December), 25-40. Published by Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin.

          7 Suraju, S. B. and Abdulrahman, I. Y. (2017). “Impacts of Religious Organisations and Dacwah Activities in Nigeria: A Case Study of Ihya’u-S-Sunnah Islamic Society in Ilorin West Local Government Area”. Al-Hikmah Journal of the Humanities. Vol. 3, No. 1 (December), 41-54. Published by Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Al-Hikmah University, Ilorin.

          • Chapters in books

          8 Suraju, S.B. (2014). “The Contribution of Ilorin Scholars to Islam: Shaykh Ahmad RufāciAbikan as a Case Study”. In Z.I. Oseni, A.G.A.S. Oladosu, B.O. Yusuf and M.A. Adedimeji (eds.) Ilorin as a Beacon of Learning and Culture in West Africa; 35-45.Published by Centre for Ilorin Studies (CILS) University of Ilorin, Ilorin.

          National Publications

          • Journals
          9 Suraju,S.B. (2013). “An Analysis of Women Leadership in Islam”. Ad-Dirāyah International Journal of Islamic Studies (DIJIS),Volume 1, No. 2, 1-21. Published by Department of Religious Studies, Islamic Unit, Nasarawa State University, Keffi,Nasarawa.

          10 Suraju, S.B. (2013). “An Examination of Imām Al-Alūsī’s Approach to the Exegesis of the Qur’an”. Jalingo Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies,Volume 1, No. 1, 89-101. Published by Department of Religious Studies, Islamic Studies Unit, Taraba State University, Jalingo.

          11. Suraju, S.B. (2014). “The Trends of Examination Malpractice in Nigeria Education Sector: The Islamic Approach”. Multidisciplinary Journal of Research Development (MULJORED),Vol. 23, No. 1, 77-86.Published by National Association for Research Development (NARD). University of Port Harcourt, Port Harcourt.

          12. Suraju, S.B. (2014). “Poverty Trap in Nigeria: The Institution of Zakāh as a Panacea”. Lapai International Journal of Management and Social Sciences (LIJOMAS).Vol. 7, No. 1, 71-85.Published by Faculty of Management and Social Sciences, IBB University, Lapai, Niger State.

          13. Suraju, S.B. (2015).“Utilizing Islamic Values in Promoting Girl-Child Education in Nigeria”.Journal of Resourcefulness and Distinction; Volume 10, Number 1, 100-112. Published by Association of Nigerian Teachers (ASSONT).Faculty of Humanities, Imo State University.

          14. Suraju, S.B. (2014).“Celebration of Valentine Day in the Light of Islamic and Ethical Law”.Al-Kunuuz Journal of Arabic Studies;Volume 7, Number 1, 71-85.Published by Arabic Studies Department, Faculty of Languages and Communication Studies, IBB University, Lapai, Niger State.

          15. Suraju, S.B. (2014). “Misinterpretation of the Glorious Qur’an by the Contemporary Exegetes: A Study of Tafsīr Bir-Ra’y”. Journal of Arts and Social Sciences,Volume 3, Number 1, 183-202. Taraba State University,Jalingo..

          16. Suraju, S.B. (2015).“ The Significance of Tafsīrbir-Ra’y in Understanding the Qur’an”. Arabic and Islamic Textual Interpretations on Religious Tolerance”; 159-176.Published by National Association of Teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies (NATAIS).

          17. Suraju, S.B. (2016). “Utilizing Islamic Education in Curbing Corruption and Bad Governance in Nigeria”. Knowledge Review: A Multidisciplinary Journal; Volume 35, Number 1, 43-50. Published by National Association for the Advancement of Knowledge (NAFAK).University of Benin, Benin City.

          18. Suraju, S.B. and Ishaq A. A. (2019). “Discourse on the Features of Al-Mawdudi’sTafhīmu’l-Qur’ān: Its Relevance to the Contemporary Nigerian Society”, Al-Hikmah Journal of Islamic Studies; Volume 7, Number 1, (November), 78-89. Published by the Department of Islamic Studies, Faculty of Humanities, Umaru Musa Yar’adua University, Katsina State.

          19. Assayouti J. S. and Suraju, S.B. (2020). “Entrepreneurship as a Panacea to the Economic Recession in Nigeria: An Islamic Approach”, Al-Nebras International Academic Journal; Forth Edition, Volume 2, (June), 171- 188. Published by Faculty of Humanities, Sule Lamido University, Kafin Hausa, Jigawa State Nigeria.

          20. Suraju, S.B. (2020). “An Examination of Shaykh Adam cAbdullahi Al-Ilori’s Views on Az-Zahir (Exoterism) and Al-Batin (Esoterism)”, An-Nur: An International Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies; Volume 7, (July, 2020), 417-427. Published by the Department of Arabic, Yobe State University.
          – Chapters in books
          21. Suraju S.B. (2014). “Closing the Gate of Ijtihad: A Controversy Among the Islamic Scholars”. Topical Issues in Arabic and Islamic Studies: Essays in honour of LATE PROFESSOR A. A. GWANDU. 123-135. National Association of Teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies (NATAIS).

          22. Suraju S.B. (2019). “Contributions of the Early Muslim Women to Welfarism: Lessons for the Contemporary Women” in M. T. Oladejo, N. Okoli-Uwajumogu and O. A. Tijani (eds). Social Protection in Africa: A Study of Paradigms and Contexts. 152-170.Ibadan: ObirinAfrika Initiative for Research and Development (OBIRAD).

          International Publications

          • Journals

          23. Suraju, S.B. (2014). “Peace and Religious Tolerance Education in Nigeria: The Islamic Perspective”. An International Journal of World Educators Forum,Volume 3, No. 1. 309-322. Published by Annamalai University, Annamalaimager, India. Available online at https://globalacademicgroup.com/journals/world%20educators%20forum/SAHEED.pdf

          24. Suraju, S. B. (2016).“ An Islamic Perspective on Gender Issues and Women’s Rights in Nigeria”. Journal of Education and Social Sciences (Malaysia).Volume 4, 133-140 (June). Available online at https://www.jesoc.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/KC4_56.pdf

          25. Suraju, S. B. (2017).“A Discourse on Differences and Similarities between the Qur’ān and the Bible”.Ar-Raniry International Journal of Islamic Studies; Volume 4, Number 1, 31-54 (June).Published by Ar-Raniry State Islamic University (UIN). Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.20859/jar.v4i1.124

          26. Suraju, S. B. (2017). “Curriculum Integration and Islamic Studies in Nigeria: Problems and Prospects”. An International Journal of World Educators Forum;Vol. 9, No. 1, (July), 1-10. Published by Annamalai University, Annamalaimager, India. Available online at https://globalacademicgroup.com/journals/world%20educators%20forum/Saheed%20Supui[l [–aju.pdf

          27. Hamzah Abdurraheem and Suraju, S. B. (2018).“Taming Poverty in Nigeria: Language, Zakat and National Development”. Qudus International Journal of Islamic Studies (QIJIS), Vol. 6, No. 1, 1-24. Published by State Islamic College of Kudus (STAIN Kudus) (University) Indonesia. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.21043/qijis.v1i1.3278

          28. Suraju, S. B. (2018).“Discourse on the Characteristics of Tafsīr Rūḥu’l-Ma’ani”.Addin Journal,Vol. 12, No. 2, 521-554. Published by Institut Agama Islam Negeri (IAIN) (State Institute of Islamic Studies, Kudus), Indonesia. Available online at http://dx.doi.org/10.21043/addin.v12i2.3425

          29. Suraju, S. B. (2019). “The Menace of Moral Degenerations in Nigeria’s Tertiary Institutions: Islamic Universities to the Rescue”. Jurnal Ilmiah Peuradeun, [S.l.], v. 7, n. 3, p. 433-454, (Sep. 2019). ISSN 2443-2067. Available at: <https://journal.scadindependent.org/index.php/jipeuradeun/article/view/464>. doi: https://doi.org/10.26811/peuradeun.v7i3.464.

          30. Ibrahim K. O. and Suraju S. B. (2021). “An Examination of the Practice of Istibdāl (Wife Retirement) in Islām and Its Implications on the Contemporary Nigerian Muslims”. AL-BASIRAH Journal, Volume 11, No 1, 69-85, (Jun 2021). Published by Academy of Islamic Studies, University of Malaya, Nilam Puri. Online ISSN 0128-3235, Print ISSN 2232-0423. Available at : https://ejournal.um.edu.my/index.php/ALBASIRAH/issue/view/1731/629

          31. Suraju S. B. (2021). “An Examination of al Imam al Alusi’s Contributions to Selected Theological Issues in His Tafsir”. Fikrah: Jurnal Ilmu Aqidah Dan Studi Keagamaan. ISSN 2354-6174, EISSN 2476-9649. Volume 9, Nomor 1 2021, (21-44). Published by State Institute of Islamic Studies, Kudus, Indonesia. Available at; DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.21043/fikrah.v9i1.3191.

          32. Suraju S. B. (2021). “Preservation of Health in the Contemporary Nigerian Society: A Review from At-Tibbu-n-Nabawi”. The Star, Volume 1, Number 1, 53-70. (January, 2021). Published by International Astrolabe University, Istanbul, Turkey.

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