IN ZAMFARA STATE OF NIGERIA
MAL. BAWA D. MUHAMMAD ANKA& LAWAL MUSA KAGARA
Mosques in Islam, should not only be conceived as centres that are merely dedicated for praying purposes, but also for dissemination and preservation of knowledge as well as the culture of a particular Muslims’ community. It is against this background that, the paper sheds light on the paramount roles these centres have been playing in the effective preservation of Arabic language and Hausa culture, with particular reference to the area of this write-up. Therefore, the paper explains vividly the current activities pursued in our mosques that reflect the sense of preserving Arabic language and culture in Africa, as it is obtained in one of the States in Northern Nigeria, in which Muslims of Hausa tribes are densely populated. Equally, the paper examines the literacy contributions of Mosques and how it promotes the socio-cultural lives of Hausa people in Zamfara area. Finally, the paper ends with conclusion and recommendations.
KEYWORDS: Role, Mosques, Preservation, Language and Culture
DEPARTMENT OF ISLAMIC STUDIES,ZAMFARA STATE COLLEGE OF EDUCATION, MARU-NIGERIA