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Title:The ruler factor in the Islamization of the Yoruba 1840-1940
Author:Oyelade, E.O.
Year:1995
Periodical:Orita: Ibadan Journal of Religious Studies
Volume:27
Issue:1
Pages:22-34
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Islamization
Yoruba
traditional rulers
Abstract:The years 1840-1940 represent the period of full colonial and missionary engagement in Yorubaland (Nigeria), as well as the steady expansion and entrenchment of Islam. Wherever the ruler - 'oba' (king), 'baale' or chief - accepted Islam, the process of Islamization became easier and faster. This article details Yoruba rulers and chiefs who were converted to Islam and their role in the Islamization of the people in Oyo Eko (Lagos), Ibadan, Ijebu-Ode, Iwo, Oyo, and Ogbomosho. Ref.
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