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Title:Islam and Development in the Western Sahel: Engine or Brake?
Author:Miles, William F.S.
Year:1986
Periodical:Journal of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs
Volume:7
Issue:2
Pages:439-463
Language:English
Geographic terms:Niger
Nigeria
West Africa
Subjects:Islam
development
History and Exploration
Religion and Witchcraft
Development and Technology
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
education
law
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/13602008608715996
Abstract:Analysis of the links between Islam and development, highlighting both the differential effects that religion may have on the development process and that the development process may have on religion. It is based on a case study of two neighbouring Hausa-speaking Muslim villages in the western Sahel, namely Yardaji in Northern Nigeria and Yekuwa in Niger. Five areas of comparative interest which touch on both Islam and development are examined: education, secularization, law, marriage customs, and pilgrimage. The comparison shows that the claim of the secular State over the lives of its subjects is much greater in Niger than in Nigeria, and that there is an inherited, if slowly changing, institutional divorce between modernization and religion which exists north, but not south, of the border. Neither country seems to exploit Islam to its fullest extent for developmental purposes. Notes, ref.
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