عنوان مقاله [English]
Nigeria, as one of the most important African continent, has been the founder of the Shia religion and the Ahlul-Bayt school in the West African region in recent decades, and now, the Nigerian multi-million population has turned the country into one of Shia's centers. Signs indicate that in 1979, with the victory of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, Shi'a found a growing trend in Nigeria. This article aims to examine the role and influence of the Islamic Revolution of Iran on the development and expansion of the Shi'i religion in Nigeria using the descriptive-analytical method.
Research findings show that the Islamic Revolution of Iran, along with the awakening and self-awareness of Muslims in Nigeria, accelerated the trend towards Shi'ism, and made Shiites a Nigerian minority from a very limited minority to active multi-million populations. In addition to the cultural actions of the Islamic Republic of Iran, the underlying activities of Shaikh Ibrahim Zekasaki, the leader of the Shiites of Nigeria influenced by Imam Khomeini and the Islamic Revolution, are the most important factor in the spread of Shi'ism in Nigeria. Inspired by Imam Khomeini, the Supreme Leader of the Islamic Revolution of Iran, and in the light of his eternal efforts, he familiarized the Sunni community with the Shi'a beliefs, and the Muslims, by adapting the teachings of this religion to the Qur'an and hadith books, They turned to Shi'a.