Remaking society from within: An investigation into contemporary Islamic activism in Nigeria
Author(s)AbdulGafar Olawale Fahm
KeywordsArts &amp; humanities
Social sciences (General)
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AbstractThe changing roles of Muslim organisations in the dynamics of public relations in Nigeria can be appraised in the light of the recognition of the growing importance of religious associations across the country and within the framework of discourse on society, religion, and activism. This study investigates the meaning and practice of Islamic activism in Nigeria and how it affects socio-religious and national development challenges in remaking Nigeria. Drawing empirical evidence from the activities of Muslim organisations in the country through a qualitative and quantitative approach, the findings revealed how a localised and socially embedded construct of Islamic activism practices seen among Muslim organisations in Nigeria affirms organisations’ responses to the socio-religious reality of the country as well as development.