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Title:A Visionary of the Lagos Muslim Community: Mustapha Adamu Animashaun, 1885-1968
Author:Danmole, H.O.ISNI
Periodical:Lagos Historical Review
Geographic term:Nigeria
biographies (form)
Religion and Witchcraft
History and Exploration
Urbanization and Migration
About person:Mustapha Adamu Animashaun (1885-1968)
Abstract:This study is concerned with Mustapha Adamu Animashaun (1885-1968), who sought to improve and involve Muslims in Lagos (Nigeria) and its immediate environs in the sociopolitical affairs of the time. He influenced the lives of Muslims and non-Muslims in Lagos alike during the first half of the twentieth century. The study examines the birth and educational background of Adamu Animashaun. His life as a publisher, editor and author also receives attention. Furthermore, Adamu Animashaun's participation in the crisis of the Muslim Community of the Lagos Central Mosque between 1915 and 1947 is analysed. In addition, the study pays attention to his involvement in the formation of a Muslim political party (the United Muslim Party, UMP) in Lagos in the 1950s. The study concludes that despite the servile antecedents of Adamu Animashaun, he moved across the social ladder to become a leading personality in Lagos society - a feat achieved through sustained struggle, determination and the support of those who shared the same aspirations. Notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract, edited]