The Process of Boko Haram in the Social Change of Nigeria

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1430/
2009

The “Boko Haram”
Tragedy
Frequently Asked Questions
Responses to 26 of the most commonly asked
questions regarding the “Boko Haram” crisis and
tragedy

Da’wah Coordination Council of Nigeria (DCCN)

THE “BOKO HARAM”
TRAGEDY

FREQUENTLY ASKED
QUESTIONS

Responses to 26 of the most commonly asked questions
regarding the “Boko Haram” crisis and tragedy

Da’wah Coordination Council of Nigeria (DCCN)

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© Da’wah Coordination Council of Nigeria, 1430/2009

All rights reserved: No part of this book may be reproduced in any manner except with written permission from the publisher.

Da’wah Coordination Council of Nigeria
National Headquarters
PMB 229, Ilmi Avenue, Minna, Niger State, Nigeria.
Phone: +234-806 577 4427
Email: ndccsecretariat@yahoo.com

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Da’wah Coordination Council of Nigeria (DCCN) Member Organisations: 1. Abuja Muslim Forum(AMF), Abuja
2. Abu Sheriff Islamic Organisation, Ilorin
3. Adabiyyah Kamaliyah Society, Ilorin
4. Al-Amin Foundation, Kaduna
5. Ansarul Islam Society of Nigeria, Ilorin
6. Association of Muslim Professionals (AMP), Port Harcourt
7. Association of Muslim Social Scientist(AMSS), Kano
8. Benue State Da’awah Centre, Makurdi
9. Centre for Islamic Information, Ibadan
10. Centre for Islamic Legal Studies, ABU, Zaria
11. Centre for Islamic studies(CIS), Sokoto
12. Council for Dawah and Welfare of Converts, Bauchi
13. Council of Da’awa and Irshad, Gombe
14. Council of Ulama of Nigeria (CUN), Kano
15. El-Kanemi College of Islamic Theology, Maiduguri
16. Federation of Muslim Women’s Associations in Nigeria (FOMWAN), Abuja 17. International Institute of Islamic Thought (IIIT), Kano
18. International Islamic Charitable Organisation (IICO), Minna 19. International Islamic Relief Organization (IIRO), Kano
20. Islamic Education Trust (IET), Minna
21. Islamic Forum of Nigeria (IFN), Kaduna
22. Islamic Foundation, Kano
23. Islamic Medical Association of Nigeria (IMAN), Minna
24. Islamic Missionaries Association of Nigeria (IMAN), Ilorin 25. Islamic Propagation Centre (IPC), Warri
26. Islamic Trust of Nigeria (ITN), Zaria
27. Jama’atu Nasril Islam (JNI), Kaduna
28. Jama’atul Muslimeen, Sokoto
29. Mallam Mamman Foundation, Kano
30. Munazzamah Al-Da’wa Al-Islamiyyah, Kano
31. Muslim Corpers Association of Nigeria (MCAN), Abuja
32. Muslim Sisters Organization (MSO) , Kano
33. Muslim Students’ Society of Nigeria (MSSN), Zaria
34. Muslim World League (MWL), Abuja
35. National Association of Teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies (NATAIS), Minna 36. National Council Of Muslim Youth (NACOMYO), Abuja
37. Saha Development Initiative, Minna
38. Third World Relief Agency, Abuja
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39. UNN Muslim Ummah, Nsukka
40. Women In Daawah, Abuja
41. World Assembly of Muslim Youth (WAMY), Lagos

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Contents
PREAMBLE ....................................................................................................................................... 8 ON TERMINOLOGY ................................................................................................................. 10 1. What does the “Boko Haram” group call itself?................................................................ 10 2. Where did the name “Boko Haram” come from? ............................................................ 10 3. What is the meaning of the word “boko”?.......................................................................... 10 OPINIONS ON THE BOKO HARAM TRAGEDY

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4. Are the BH members to be considered as Muslims? ........................................................ 11 5. What is the fate of those killed among the BH members?.............................................. 11 6. What punishment does Islam prescribe for killers among the BH members? .......... 11 7. Do BH members deserve an Islamic burial?...
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