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Title:The Growth of Islam in Pre-Colonial Igbomina
Author:Raji, Adesina Y.
Year:1999
Periodical:Journal of Muslim Minority Affairs
Volume:19
Issue:2
Period:October
Pages:211-221
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Islamic history
Islamization
Yoruba
History and Exploration
Peoples of Africa (Ethnic Groups)
Religion and Witchcraft
Link:https://doi.org/10.1080/13602009908716437
Abstract:As opposed to the prevailing opinion that the spread of Islam in northern Yorubaland (Nigeria), especially in Igbomina, did not start before the colonial era, the present paper argues that the arrival of Islam in Igbomina even predates the spread of the 'jihad' to Ilorin in the 1820s. It focuses on the growth of Islam in precolonial Igbomina where, dating from the mid-19th century, a strong wave of Islamization was engendered through the instrumentality of Muslim priests, clerics, merchants and others. The post-'jihad' resettlement programme, especially from the 1840s onward, also served to accentuate the Islamization process in Igbomina, and Islam soon began to play a central role in the reconstruction of society. Notes, ref.
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