BIO DATA OF DR. ABDUL-HAFEEZ ADENIYI AHMAD ADEDIMEJI
Dr. Abdul-Hafeez A.A. Adedimeji was born in Iwo, Osun State of Nigeria. He obtained his Diploma, B.A. & M.A. certificates in Arabic Studies and Arabic Rhetoric at the famous Islamic University, Medinah, Saudi Arabia. He bagged his Ph.D. in Arabic (with special interest in English-Arabic Translation) from the Dept. of Arabic, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria.
PROFILE: Abdul-Hafeez Adeniyi Ahmad ADEDIMEJI (Ph.D.)
Qualifications: PhD (Arabic) University of Ilorin ; M.A. (Arabic Rhetoric) Madinah, KSA; B.A. (Arabic Studies), Medinah, KSA; Diploma (Arabic Fluency), Medinah, KSA.
Department/Unit: General Studies.
Institutional Affiliation: Fountain University, Osogbo, Nigeria.
Administrative/Religious Position(s): Ag. Head, General Studies Unit and University Grand Imaam.
Dr. Abdul-Hafeez Adeniyi Ahmad ADEDIMEJI, was admitted to Department of English Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, in 1994. In November the same year, he won a Saudi Arabian scholarship which he utilised in obtaining his Diploma, B.A. & M.A. Certificates in diverse areas of Arabic Studies at Islamic University of Madinah, Madinah, Saudi Arabia. He has a Ph.D. in Arabic at the Department of Arabic, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Nigeria. He is the Secretary General of Nigerian Centre for Arabic Research (NCAR) and an active member of National Association of Teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies (NATAIS), the professional umbrella body of lecturers of the twin-sister disciplines of Arabic and Islamic Studies. Also, he is registered member of Bamako-based Union of African Muslim Scholars (U.A.M.S). He is a also a formidable member of Jordan-based International Forum for Moderation (I.F.M.), a global Islamic non-governmental religious body that aims to preach religious tolerance and peaceful co-existence among all religious adherents and presents Islam as a moderate religion. His research interests cover translation from Arabic to English and vice versa, Arabic Literature, Critical Issues, Nigerian and global personalities who have contributed to the spread and development of Arabic, History and Dialects of Arabic, Arabic Rhetoric with particular interest in Prophet Muhammad’s styles and diction and Nigerian Muslims’ affairs. Dr. Adedimeji is a bilingual researcher who has published numerous national and international academic research works in the afore-mentioned areas including three internationally-published books out of which one of them was a selection to mark Sharjah, United Arabs Emirates, as the Islamic Cultural Capital for 2014. He has presented academic papers and attended seminars in Arab and African countries that include Saudi-Arabia, Sudan, Tunisia, Morocco, among others. He is the Grand Imaam of Fountain University, Osogbo, Nigeria, and he currently heads the General Studies Department of the University.
Selected research publications:
* Adedimeji A.A.A. (2015), Theoretical and Historical Perspectives of Language: Arabic as a Case Study, in “Ilorin as a Beacon of Learning and Culture in West Africa”, Z.I. Oseni, AGAS Oladosu, B.O. Yusuf, & M.A. Adedimeji (Editors), a Publication of Centre for Ilorin Studies, University of Ilorin, Ilorin, Chapter 21, pp. 308-328.
*Adedimeji A.A.A. (2015), Arabic and Islamic Education as Agents of National Cohesion and Development, Fountain Journal of College of Management and Social Sciences (FUJMAS), Volume 4, No 1, Special Edition, pp 11-23.
*Adedimeji A.A.A. (translator from Arabic to English) 2014: Ahkaam Intiqaalil-Hadaanah Fil-Fiqhil-Islaamiy (Transfer of Parental Upbringing in Islamic Jurisprudence) by Sirajudeen Al-asra’ (Bin Bilal), Riyadh: Matbac tul-Humaedhiy.
*Adedimeji A.A.A. (2014): The Nigerian National Language Question: Arabic as a Viable Option in Anyigba Journal of Arabic and Islamic Studies, a publication of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies, Kogi State University, Anyigba, Vol. 6, No. 2, pp. 38-46.
*A.A.A. Adedimeji Sirajudeen Al-asra’ (Bin Bilal) 2013: Regulations Guiding Imamship in Shari’ah, Cairo: Daarul-Fikril-‘Arabiy.
*Adedimeji A.A.A. (2013): cAamilut-Tashweeq Fil-‘Uluumil-Insaaniyatil-Mucaasirah (Creative Captivity Factor in Modern Disciplines of the Humanities) in Addad (Journal of Arabic Language, Literature and Culture), an academic journal being published by the Department of Languages and Linguistics, Nasarawa State University, Keffi, Vol. 2, No. 2, pp. 28-40.
*Adedimeji A.A.A. (2012): Prospects of Arabic Language As A Unifying Force for Nigerian Muslims in Challenges of Moon-sighting and Preservation of Arabic manuscripts in Nigeria, Musa A. Abdu-Raheem (Ph.D.) edited, an annual publication of National Conference of National Association of Teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies (NATAIS), January, 2012/Safar 1433 A.H., pp. 121-140.
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