The effect of Qur’anic recitation competition to the contemporary Muslim women in northern Nigeria

Muhammad Gusau, A. (2012) The effect of Qur’anic recitation competition to the contemporary Muslim women in northern Nigeria. In: The 2nd Annual International Qur’anic Conference 2012, 22-23 Feb 2012, University of Malaya.

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The importance of the Qur’an to the life of a Muslim cannot be over emphasised. It suffices to mention that it is a book of guidance that is responsible for the tremendous success recorded by the early Muslims. Indeed, its recitation provides the heart with the utmost tranquillity and protection from the satanic temptation. Women could be said to be more exposed to the treacherous activities of the Satan (devil), perhaps because of their nature of creation that is attractive or for the heedless attitude of most females to the injunctions of Shari’ah. Therefore, the introduction of Qur'anic competition that permits women participation is gaining acceptance among the contemporary females and has a positive imprint on the life of the females. Thus, more females are showing more interest in learning the Qur’an than music and other devilish activities. This paper is therefore aim at evaluating the factors that are responsible for the attraction of females to Qur’anic competition as well as to assess the effect of the competition on the life of female Muslims. In addition, difference in opinion among scholars with regard to legality of participation of female in Qur’anic competition is deliberated. Likewise means of enhancing female participation in the competition is critically discussed. The qualitative method was employed in conducting this study

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BP Islam. Bahaism. Theosophy, etc
Divisions: Academy of Islamic Studies
Depositing User: Mr. Mohd Samsul Ismail
Date Deposited: 22 Aug 2015 06:05
Last Modified: 22 Aug 2015 06:05

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