A History of Islam in Nigeria: its Similarities with Christianity and its Impact on Nigerian Culture.

A History of Islam in Nigeria: its Similarities with Christianity and its Impact on Nigerian Culture.

Author by Dr. Alexander Ugwukah

Journal/Publisher: Insight: Journal Of Religious Studies

Volume/Edition: 10

Language: English

Pages: 97 - 118

Abstract

Islam is one of the major religions of the world. The religion confirms the creed in one Almighty God prevailing among adherents of Judaism and called Allah. Islam, like other great world religions such as Christianity, Buddhism or Confucianism is doctrinally concerned with ultimate causation, truth and morality, and with man’s relation to his Creator. Islam distinguishes itself from other religions by emphasizing absolute submission to Allah and a strong belief that Mohammad, the prophet of Islam, is the last of all prophets. Extremely important to the new religion was the Qur’an, the collection of divine messages which God commanded Muhammad to preach. Though the Prophet continued to receive divine revelations until his death in 632 A.D., these were not collected together to form the Muslims’ holy book, the Qur’an, until some fifteen years after his death.


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