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Title:Education and Islamic Trends in Northern Nigeria: 1970s-1990s
Author:Umar, Muhammad SaniISNI
Year:2001
Periodical:Africa Today
Volume:48
Issue:2
Period:Summer
Pages:127-150
Language:English
Geographic terms:Nigeria
Northern Nigeria
Subjects:Islam
Islamic movements
Islamic education
Education and Oral Traditions
Religion and Witchcraft
History and Exploration
education
Link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/africa_today/v048/48.2umar.pdf
Abstract:The political implications of Islamic sectarianism have dominated the recent literature on Islam in contemporary Nigeria. The long-term consequences of the Islamic reforms of the 1970s and 1980s have not yet been studied. This essay explores some of these long-term consequences by analysing Islamic trends of traditionalism, modernism, and fundamentalism, and correlating each with different educational backgrounds. It argues that since observable changes over the last three decades indicate that these trends are not mutually exclusive, the terms traditionalism, modernism, and fundamentalism must be interrogated and reevaluated. Bibliogr., notes, sum.
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