Islamic Movement in Nigeria (Shiites) (History)

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Islamic Movement in Nigeria a religious and political organization. Popularly known as  Shiites, based in the northern region of Nigeria. The Movement is headed by a Shia Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.

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Islamic Movement in Nigeria (Shiites) (History)

Origin
Islamic Movement in Nigeria (Shiites) began with a Shia Muslim university activist, Ibrahim El-Zakzaky. who become so impressed with Iranian Revolution in 1979 that he wanted one at home. Zakzaky went to Iran to become a Shia cleric. In Nigeria he became the leader of the Islamic Movement in Nigeria. He turned it into a vehicle for proselytizing and gaining followers in the 1990s. millions have converted to Shia Islam in a country As a result of his activities, once with hardly any Shia population.

Features
The movement is said to incorporate both Shia and Sunni Muslims and to hold processions, mainly in Zaria, to raise awareness about itself and to advocate the liberation of the Palestinian territories occupied by Israel.

Shiite conducts most of its spiritual activities in Husainiyya Baqiyatullah. It is located in Zaria. According to the Islamic Human Rights Commission. Thousands of Muslims from both Sunni and Shia schools of thought are affiliated with it.

The movement as a non-violent Islamic movement for decades. The movement has organised peaceful pro-Palestinian demonstrations on an annual basis across Nigeria for over 33 years. primarily in the state of Kaduna. The movement’s gatherings have been attacked several times by both Boko Haram and the Nigerian army.

Husainiyya Baqiyatullah

Husainiyya Baqiyatullah a complex building in Zaria, Nigeria. Its the headquarters of the Nigerian Islamic Movement and centre of activities

 

People also ask

    • Who are Shiites in Nigeria?

Islamic Movement in Nigeria a religious and political organization. Popularly known as  Shiites, based in the northern region of Nigeria. The Movement is headed by a Shia Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.

    • How many Shiites are in Nigeria?

Today, there are an estimated over three million Shia in Nigeria

    • What is Islamic movement?

slamic Movement can refer to Islam or Islamism in general, or to any of several religious or political organizations

    • How did Shia Islam start?

Origin of Shia Islam. Shia Islam originated as a response to questions of Islamic religious leadership which became manifest as early as the death of Muhammad in 632 CE.

    • Who is the leader of Islamic Movement in Nigeria?

Shia Muslim cleric, Sheikh Ibraheem Zakzaky.

    • Which is the most populated religion?

Largest religious groups

  1. Christianity (31.5%)
  2. Islam (23.2%)
  3. Hinduism (15.0%)
  4. Buddhism (7.1%)
  5. Folk religions (5.9%)

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