African Journal of
History and Culture

  • Abbreviation: Afr. J. Hist. Cult.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2141-6672
  • DOI: 10.5897/AJHC
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 171


The role of cultural diversity in the enhancement of international co-operation: A Muslim perspective

H. A. Abdulsalam
  • H. A. Abdulsalam
  • Faculty of Arts, University of Ilorin, Kwara State, Nigeria.
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  •  Received: 19 July 2010
  •  Accepted: 10 May 2013
  •  Published: 30 April 2014


The environment in which man is born or evolved plays a significant role in his life.  It emits in him a special way of living a life which later develops to what is known as a culture. Thus man is caught in meshes of customs, superstitions, selfish desires and, possibly, incorrect teachings which, sometimes have undesirable bearing on him. This development may make him pugnacious, unclean, false, and slavish and hankering after what is wrong or forbidden and deflected from the love of his fellowmen and unconsciously from the pure worship of the one True God. It is against this backdrop that an attempt will be made in this paper to look at the role of cultural diversity in the enhancement of international co-operation.
Keywords: Culture, cultural diversity, beliefs, customs.