Today in Malaysia, you wake up and divorce your wife; that's fine. But you give her 50% per cent of all your wealth you acquired since you married her. It is a Muslim country. In Nigeria, you wake up after 20 years of marriage, you say to your wife, ' I divorce you' , and that's it.
Other Muslim nations have pushed forward girl child education, they've pushed forward science and technology and you know, we've this myth in Northern Nigeria where we try to create an Islamic society that never existed; You tell me that we should not write books on 'Love' in Northern Nigeria? I don't know, how many of you have read "One thousand and One night" have you heard of it? A book of Arabic love and erotica. That entire story was around the palace of the Caliph Haruna Rashid and Abbasit Khalid.
These are the scholars that lived in the Abbasit period, they were alive when (One thousand and One night) was written. We are fighting culture, we are fighting civilisation. Now, this is the context that Kaduna state find itself in. Where the greatest challenges we've are:
1 - We must wage an intellectual war. Because Islam is not univocal, there are many voices, there are many interpretations, there are many view points and we've for too long allowed the most conservative view point to be in ascendency, and the consequences of that is that there are certain socio-problems.