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Title:Modern Arabic and Islamic Studies in Bendel State of Nigeria
Author:Oseni, Zakariyau I.
Periodical:Journal of the Institute of Muslim Minority Affairs
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Islamic studies
language instruction
Arabic language
Religion and Witchcraft
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Education and Oral Traditions
External link:https://doi.org/10.1080/02666958708716027
Abstract:In spite of the fact that Muslims form a majority in Nigeria, in Bendel State they form a minority of about 20 percent of the total population. They are found mainly in the northern area, which was indirectly part of the Sokoto Caliphate in the latter half of the 19th century. The present article surveys the education of Bendel Muslims at modern Arabic and Islamic schools in Yorubaland and the north of the country from the 1940s to the 1980s, academic training of Bendel Muslims at the University of Ibadan since the establishment of the Department of Arabic and Islamic Studies in 1961, the establishment of modern Arabic and Islamic schools within Bendel State in the 1960s, and Arabic and Islamic Studies in public schools. Information is included on the most prominent scholars in the field of Arabic and Islamic Studies. Notes, ref.