Introduction, Hausa, Tiv

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Lesson

Folk Islam is a popular expression of Islam which has synthesized indigenous beliefs and customs into the religion. Folk Islam is a popular expression of Islam which has synthesized indigenous beliefs and customs into the religion. Two expressions of this in Nigeria are the Hausa and Tiv.

Outline

Folk Islam: Case Study in Nigerian Islam

Part 1
 

I.  Introduction

A.  Great Qur'anic Passage #10: Imrams 3:7

B.  Defining Folk Islam

Folk Islam - Popular expressions of Islam which have synthesized indigenous beliefs and customs into the religion. Folk Islam is frequently the result of a process whereby the universal qualities of Islam make an accommodation with the particularistic qualities of local religions and cults.

 

II.  Islam in Nigeria (part 1)

A.  Introduction

1.  Tiv: “Closed” Traditional Religionists

2.  Maguzawa: “Open” Traditional Religionists

3.  Yoruba: “Islamic veneer”

4.  Hausa: “Islamized core”

B.  Historical Summary/ Theological Analysis (part 1)

1.  Hausa

2.  Tiv

 

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