How Islam Began in Nigeria | History of Islam in Nigeria

How Islam Began in Nigeria | History of Islam in Nigeria
How Islam Began in Nigeria | History of Islam in Nigeria

Islam is one of the two main religions practised in Nigeria, the other being Christianity. Nigeria has the largest Muslim population in West Africa. The CIA estimates over 50% of the population is Muslim while the BBC estimated that slightly over 50% of the population is Muslim. Muslims in Nigeria are predominantly Sunnis of the Maliki school of thought. However, there is a significant Shia minority, primarily in Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Osun, Ilorin and Sokoto states (see Shia in Nigeria). In particular, a 2009 Pew Forum survey on religious diversity identified 5% of Nigerian Muslims as Shia……