As  long as people lives together, they might have their individual or collective interest, opinion, thought, taste and beliefs to defend or guard, and in the cause of protecting any, it may directly or indirectly lead to a dispute, conflict or misunderstanding among them.  Almighty Allah has guided them with a revelation that will lead them to resolve their disputes and conflict through dialogue. (Q11:118). The effort of some of the Shari’ah States in the northern Nigeria to adopt a device mechanism for resolving conflict amicably through the use of Islamic sources, attracted the paper. It is a qualitative research, primary data are sourced from the Qur’an, Sunnah, Ijma, Qiyas and the secondary sources of data include works written on the mechanism of conflict resolution in the modern times, papers presented at conferences, articles in learned journals and online printed material. Findings of the paper will be significance as Ṣulḥ,  is the most easiest and effective means of resolving conflicts and it will recommend for other sharia’h states to adopt such a device mechanism for peace and lasting security.

KEY WORDS:  Beliefs, Conflict, Dialogue, Dispute, Mechanism, Resolution, Shari’ah, Ṣulḥ,  

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Sulaiman, M. (2020). CONTEMPORARY CONFLICT RESOLUTION. Afribary. Retrieved from

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Sulaiman, Muhammad . "CONTEMPORARY CONFLICT RESOLUTION" Afribary (2020). Accessed July 14, 2024.