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Title:'Da'wah' (Islamic propagation) in Yoruba land: from the advent of Islam to the end of colonial period
Author:Adetona, Lateef MobolajiISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:Journal of Oriental and African Studies
Volume:19
Pages:99-121
Language:English
Geographic term:Nigeria
Subjects:Islamization
Yoruba
colonial period
Abstract:This article documents the efforts to proselytize Islam in Yorubaland, southwest Nigeria, especially during the period of British colonization, when Islamic progression was retarded by colonialism and Christian evangelization. The study highlights various efforts of Muslim 'da'wah' (propagation) groups using both modernist and conservative approaches. The Jamat-ul Islamiyyah, which encouraged Muslim youth to combine Western and Islamic education, is illustrative of the former. The Bamidele Movement, which rejected anything Western, is illustrative of the latter. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]
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