The Influence of Shaykh Ibrahim Niyass on His Followers in Ilorin, Nigeria.

  • Abdur-Razzaq Mustapha Balogun Solagberu College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies, Ilorin.

Abstract

The article studies the influence of Shaykh Ibrahim Niyass, a Senegalese Sufi scholar, on the noteable figures of Ilorin, Nigeria. The study selects some major teachings of the Shaykh and discusses how they influence these followers. It also attempts to explain how such influence is demonstrated by these followers to determine the level of understanding of Shaykh’s followers of his teachings as well as its adaptation. The method adopted in the research is based on participatory observation and interpretation approach. In the final analysis, the findings reveal that a large number of the followers of Shaykh in the city of Ilorin, Nigeria do not only portray themselves as being influenced by the teachings of Shaykh, they also demonstrate their adoption of his teachings in various ways, without giving consideration to the school of law (i.e. Maliki school), they belong to.

Author Biography

Abdur-Razzaq Mustapha Balogun Solagberu, College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies, Ilorin.
Chief Lecturer, Department of Islamic Studies, Kwara State College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies, Ilorin, Nigeria.
Published
2015-12-31
How to Cite
Solagberu, A.-R. M. B. (2015). The Influence of Shaykh Ibrahim Niyass on His Followers in Ilorin, Nigeria. ISLAMIC STUDIES, 54(3-4). Retrieved from http://irigs.iiu.edu.pk:64447/ojs/index.php/islamicstudies/article/view/175