Taofeek Ajibade

Taofeek Ajibade is a teacher and an Islamic Scholar.He is also a member of Muslim Writers' Guild of Nigeria. He is HOD Social Science at Muslim International School, Iwo, Osun State, Nigeria.

Islam, Blasphemy & the Nigerian State

The subject of blasphemy, as it concerns Islamic personages or symbols, has become more visible in recent times especially in countries or regions that pride themselves as adhering to the Islamic faith, no thanks to the attendant jungle justice that have been meted out to alleged ‘blasphemers’. Nigeria has a blotted history of violence arising from allegations of blasphemy. Blasphemy is regarded as the utterance of words or actions considered unworthy or impious in respect of beings or things that …