The Hausa people are considered the largest ethnic group in West Africa, and the speak the Hausa Language which is the second most spoken language of the Afro Asiatic language family.
The Hausa people are predominantly found in different west African countries such as Nigeria, Chad , Niger, Etritrea , Congo , Cameron, and a host of other countries.
The Hausa people of Nigeria used to practice a religion Known as the Hausa animism ‘ Maguzanaci ” or Bori .
According to researched gathered, Britannica, animism as a religion believes in the innumerable spiritual beings that are concerned in human affairs , which are capable of helping or harming humans.
Further more, dictionary . Com also defines animism as a belief that Natural objects, phenomenia and the universe as well has souls.
While Islam first came to Hausa land in the 11th century , most of the Hausa people did not pay attention to the religion until later in the 14th century when a majority of the Hausa people started developing interest in the religion.
More so, in the 19th century , most of the Hausa city States have converted to Islam with the help of the holy war (jihad) which was undertaken by Usman Dan fodio.