An Appraisal of Spatio-Temporal Distribution of Juma'a Mosques in Rigasa, Kaduna Metropolis, Nigeria


    The study aimed at appraising the spatio-temporal distribution of Juma'a Mosques in Rigasa, Kaduna Metropolis in Nigeria. The study used 12 Imams of different Juma'a Mosques as sample. Interviews and field observations were the techniques used in the data collection. Data were obtained through both primary and secondary sources. In the primary sources of data, the 12 Imams were contacted at least twice at differently locations to obtain the relevant data that correspond with the objectives of the study, while the secondary source of data provided data on pictures and maps which are relevant to the study. Purposive sampling and simple random sampling were the techniques applied in collecting the sample of the Imams in the study area. The study employed descriptive statistics, percentages, frequencies, tables and charts in analysing the data. The result of the study revealed that the oldest Mosques in the study area was established in 1968 (Rigasa Central Mosques off Zaria Street). It further discovered that between 1981 – 1990 additional six Mosques were established. Similarly, the study also observed that the Juma'a Mosques that can accommodate 1001 - 2000 people and 2001 - 3000 people are the majority Juma'a Mosques in the study area. The study also observed that the proliferation of Juma'a Mosques is as a result of high rate of urbanisation. Therefore, the study recommends among other things that the authorities concerned should monitor the administration of religion centres thereby make sure that Mosques are established and constructed at the appropriate sites. 

    KEYWORDS: Appraisal, Mosque, Temporal, Proliferation And Kaduna Metropolis.

    Download the file by clicking here:

    author/Nuhu A., Ibrahim A.Y. & Muhammad R.Z

    journal/Zamfara IJOH Vol. 1 Issue 3