Prof. M. O. Opeloye

Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife

Opeloye, Muibi Omolayo, Ph.D, FISN is a Professor of Islamic Studies at the Department of Religious Studies, Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU) Ile-Ife. He is currently the Editor, Ife Journal of Religion, Chairman, Board of Directors Obafemi Awolowo University Investment Company Limited, and Pro-Chancellor, Oduduwa University Ipetu-modu, Ile-Ife. At the Lagos State University (LASU) Ojo, where he was appointed Professor in 1996, he was at various times between 1984 and 2004 Head of Islamic Studies Unit, Head, Department of Religions, Dean of Students’ Affairs, Dean, Faculty of Arts, Chairman Admissions Committee, Member, University Council, among others. He served his Professional body Nigeria Association of Teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies (NATAIS) in different capacities as Editor-in- Chief of NATAIS Journal, Treasurer, Vice-President and President between 1988 and 2003. He was also Public Relations officer for Nigerian Association for the Study of Religions (NASR).He was at various times Visiting Scholar at Temple University, Philadelphia, U.S.A., Visiting Professor at the University of Rostock, Germany as DAAD Fellow, and VisitingResearch Fellow at the Institute of Cultural Studies Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife.He served his community meritoriously at different levels as State Commissioner inOsun State, and President, Ife Development Board. He is the author of A Dictionary of Peoples and Places in the Qur’an, published by West African Books Publishers Lagos and Qur’an and Bible: Common Themes for Peaceful Co-existence, Published by Spectrum Publishers, Ibadan.