Islam in Nigeria

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About 85,000,000 Nigerians are Muslims. That is about half of the people of Nigeria. Most of the other people are Christian.[1][2][3] Muslims in Nigeria are mostly Sunni in the Maliki school, which is also the Sharia law in the government. However, there is a important Shia minority, mostly in Sokoto State (see Shia in Nigeria). A smaller number of people follow the Ahmadiyya Islam, a reformatory sect that started in India in the 19th century. Pew Forum on religious diversity says that 12% are Shia Muslims while 3% are Ahmadi Muslims.[4]

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  1. "Global Christianity: A Report on the Size and Distribution of the World's Christian Population" (PDF). Retrieved 2011-12-29.
  2. "CIA – The World Factbook – Nigeria". Archived from the original on 2018-01-29. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
  3. "Mapping out the Global Muslim Population" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2013-07-25. Retrieved 2012-10-08.
  4. "The World's Muslims: Unity and Diversity" (PDF). Pew Forum on Religious & Public life. August 9, 2012. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2012-10-24. Retrieved August 14, 2012.