HomeLUMINAvol. 20 no. 2 (2009)

The Five Pillars of Islam and National Development in Nigeria

Musa O. Adeniyi

Discipline: Religion, Theology



Nigeria, in many ramifications, is a pluralistic society. To be specific, there is religious pluralism in the country as there are adherents of Islam, Christianity, African Traditional Religion and several others like Buddhism, Hinduism and Bahaism among others. There is also ethnic pluralism, there are Yoruba, Igbo, Hausa, Edo, Igala and several others, all of them belonging to a common nationality that is known as Nigeria. Apart from this, each of this tribe has its own culture. All these differences make life interesting and challenging to the various religious groups. When it comes to the issue of national development, People tend to bury their cultural differences and work together as a team in order to develop the country regardless of cultural and religious differences.