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Abakar Walar Modou

  • Islam
  • Chad
  • Male
  • Chad
  • KAICIID Fellows

Biography Narrative

Abakar Walar Modou is the Secretary General of the King Faisal University, the Director of the Holy Quran Affairs of the Chadian High Council for Islamic Affairs, and the second vice imam of the central mosque of N’Djamena, Chad.

Abakar holds a Master’s degree from the King Faisal University as well as a PhD in Arabic language from the Islamic University of Oumdourman. He teaches history of Islamic thought at the University of N’djamena.

He has also been a member of various interfaith committees in Chad such as the National Committee of Interfaith Dialogue, the Muslim and Christian Leaders Committee, and served as the Honorific President of the Association of Youth for Interfaith Dialogue.

Interreligious Activities and Initiatives

Interreligious Dialogue For Muslim-Christian Students

The nature of education in Chad is more or less religiously based. Muslims are more comfortable to study in Islamic oriented institutions. Likewise, Christians are more comfortable with Christian affiliated institutions.The phenomenon has made the relationship between Muslim – Christian students in Chad, not a cordial one. To the extent, a Muslim student would not even enter any Christian establishment let alone interact with them. The same applies to Christian students. It is against this background my initiative is bringing students from this religious institution to train them in interreligious dialogue.