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Representation of Islam and Shariah by Nigerian print media

Ashimi, Tijani Ahmad (2013) Representation of Islam and Shariah by Nigerian print media. Journal of Islam in Asia, 10 (2). pp. 144-160. ISSN 1823-0970

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Abstract

Islam is one of the major religion in contemporary Nigeria; it dominates in the north and holds strong numbers in the south western part of the country. This article aims to explore the representation of Islam and its law (Shariah) by media in pluralistic Nigeria. Yet print media with particular reference to some famous Nigerian newspapers are selected for this purpose. However, to achieve the objective of this humble article, analytical method is applied, that is by analyzing the news contents of these papers which might not be in conformity with right teaching of Islam. Indeed, the image of Islam with particular reference to the issue of the Shariah, between the year 2000-2005 in this pluralistic nation (Nigeria) seems to be dogmatic, unfair, intolerant and fanatic. It is important to note that; media in this populous country of Africa has contributed immensely to religious conflict and disharmony. Therefore, the article will also demonstrate some factors behind the attitude of this secular media toward Islam and Shariah in the country. Finally, the article will suggest some solutions to Nigerian print media that if applied, will fetch peace, harmony and unity to Nigerian Society at large.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6733/33683
Uncontrolled Keywords: Islam, Shariah, Nigeria, Print Media, Religious Tolerance
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP185.7 Mass media and telecommunication in Islam
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc > BP1 Islam > BP174 The Practice of Islam > BP185.7 Mass media and telecommunication in Islam
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of General Studies
Depositing User: Mr Tijani Ahmad Ashimi
Date Deposited: 24 Dec 2013 12:35
Last Modified: 16 Jan 2014 16:24
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/33683

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