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 rest of the people are Christian.[1][2][3] Muslims in Nigeria are predominantly Sunni in the Maliki school, which is also the governing Sharia law. However, there is a significant 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 19th century India. 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 – Nigeriahttp://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/africa/6508055.stm
  3. Mapping out the Global Muslim Population
  4. "The World's Muslims: Unity and Diversity" (PDF). Pew Forum on Religious & Public life. August 9 2012. Retrieved August 14 2012. Check date values in: |accessdate=, |date= (help)