Nigerian Muslims and Democratic Malfunction: An Insider’s Perspective

  • Mohammed Muneer’deen O Olodo Al-Shafi’i University Lecturer, Department of Usuluddin, Faculty of Islamic Contemporary Studies (FKI), University of Sultan Zainal Abidin (UNISZA), Gong Badak Campus, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu Darul Iman, Malaysia
  • Oladimeji Talibu


There has been global raging debate. This doesn’t necessarily entail crisis in Islam, but rather a debate on values materialised in this religion Allah has determined to all human-beings. The situation here is like one who was given a medical prescription but was not satisfied with the contents of that prescription, thinking it worthless. Islam is the most popular religion in Nigeria, either by giving an accurate population or corruptible census discrepancies. Democracy, since its inception has not been fair to Muslims. Directly or indirectly, Muslims have gained misused upper-hands, the proceeds of which refuses to be favourable. This paper gives an insider’s perspective as to why Muslim rulers have democratically failed Nigeria as a nation and Nigerian Muslims in particular, and may, if care is not taken, continue to fail the country. The paper is written on a self-account, life experience and personal observation. The paper proffers solutions to solving the Muslim democratic problem(s) of the country, Nigeria.

Keywords: Nigerian-Muslims, Democratic-malfunction, Alfaism/Mallamism, Democratic-imbalances, Muslims-conspiracy.


Jun 1, 2016
How to Cite
OLODO AL-SHAFI’I, Mohammed Muneer’deen O; TALIBU, Oladimeji. Nigerian Muslims and Democratic Malfunction: An Insider’s Perspective. Journal of Islamic Legal Studies | ISSN-2519-1535, [S.l.], v. 2, n. 01, p. 26-39, june 2016. ISSN 2519-1535. Available at: <>. Date accessed: 24 july 2019.