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The Influence of Islam on West Africa
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Keywords Drum Magazine, black and white image, Africa, Lagos, historical, horizontal, Nigeria, Mosques , Islam, November, 1958, 1950s, Muslims,
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Title The Influence of Islam on West Africa
Description DRUM NOV 1958 Ð THE STRENGTH AND INFLUENCE OF ISLAM ON WEST AFRICA. NIGED:SOCIAL:CULTURE:RELIGION:NOV 1958 Ð The Strength And Influence Of Islam On West Africa Ð The Central Mosque, Lagos. The rich, the poor, the retired and the unemployed: they are all to be found in the mosques. The floors of the mosques are lined with carpets, some ornate, some threadbare. Worshippers shed their shoes before entering. It is difficult to be precise about the number of Muslims in West Africa, since in most territories religious statistics are not recorded in the census. The vast majority of the population of Northern Nigeria is Muslim, though some pagan tribes have survived, especially in the Middle Belt. In the predominantly Yoruba Western Region of Nigeria, conversion to Islam is taking place rapidly, and it is estimated that in some of the big towns, like Ibadan, between 50 and 60 per cent of the population is already Muslim.( Photograph by Drum Photographer ©BAHA)
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