Prof. Raheem Adejoro MUSTAPHA was born on 20th of December, 1962 at Afin Akoko in Akoko North West Local Government Area of Ondo State to Pa Mustapha Oloruntoba Fayose of Asigi Ruling House, Afin Akoko and Madam Aminat Utiola Mustapha (Nee Sanni).
He attended AUD Primary School Afin Akoko from 1968 to 1973. He also attended St Athanasius Secondary Modern School Ikare Akoko from 1975 to 1977. He proceeded to Arabic High School Elekuro Ibadan from 1978 to 1985 where he obtained Higher Certificate in Arabic and Islamic Studies (Thanawiyyah). He had his BA in Arabic and Islamic Studies (combined) in 1992 at the University of Ibadan. His PGDE, MA (Islamic Studies) and PhD (Islamic Studies) were obtained in 1998, 2000 and 2009 from Ondo State University Ado-Ekiti, University of Ado-Ekiti and Ekiti State University Ado-Ekiti respectively. He served as Academic Staff in the Islamic Studies Department of the College of Education Ikere-Ekiti from 1994 to 2010 where he rose to the rank of Senior Lecturer. He was Head, Department of Islamic Studies, College of Education Ikere Ekiti between 2009 and 2010. In October 2010, he joined the services of the National Open University of Nigeria (then Lagos Headquarters) as Lecturer I in the Islamic Studies Unit of the School of Arts and Social Sciences. He is now Senior Lecturer and Head, Department of Religious Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University Headquarters in Abuja. He has Articles in reputable local and international journals.
- Head of Department.
- Islamic History
- Islamic Scriptures
- Islamic Jurisprudence
- Islamic contemporary issues
Chapters in Books already published:
- Mustapha, A. R. (2002) “The Study of Hadith” In: Adeniyi, M.O. (ed) Handbook of Arabic and Islamic Studies Vol. 2. Ede: Moyanjuola Publishers 69-87pp ISBN 978 – 30876-3-1 (Nigeria)
Articles that have already appeared in Refereed Conference Proceedings:
1. Mustapha, A.R. (2015) “Jihad and Religious Tolerance: The Islamic Perspective” in Badmas O. Yusuf (ed.) Arabic and Islamic Textual Interpretations on Religious Tolerance: Conference Proceeding of The Nigeria Association of Teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies (NATAIS) Sokoto, pp 73-83
2. Mustapha, A. R. (2016) “Open and Distance Learning (ODL) System: A Desideratum for Imparting Islamic Education to the Nigerian Muslims” in Badmas O. Yusuf (ed.) Arabic and Islamic Learning in Nigeria (2015 Conference Proceedings of The Nigeria Association of Teachers of Arabic and Islamic Studies (NATAIS) Ibadan) pp196-205
Articles that have already appeared in learned journals:
1. Mustapha, A. R. (2007) “What the Living owes the Dead: A comparative analysis
among Christianity, Yoruba Traditional Religion and Islam”. Religious Forum Academia (REFA) [National Journal of Contemporary Issues in Religious, Arts and Social Studies], Vol. 6 No. 1: 100-105.
2. Mustapha, A. R. (2009) “The Qur’anic Justification of Islam as a Universal Guidance to Human Development” International Journal of Communication and Performing Arts Vol. 1. No. 1: 20-24.
3. Mustapha, A.R. (2009) “Imamship in Islam: Theory and Practice in Akoko North West Area of Ondo State” Religious Forum m Academia (REFA) – National Journal of Contemporary Issues in Religions, Arts and Social Studies, Vol. 8, No. 2: 1-9
4. Mustapha, A. R. (2011) “The position of Islam in Nigeria since Independence in 1960: The experience in Ekiti State” Journal of University Scholars in Religion (JUSREL) ISSUE 1: 156 -179.
5. Mustapha, A. R. (2011) “An overview of Implementation of Islamic Studies Curriculum in public and private Schools in Akoko Area of Ondo State” Religious Forum Academia – National Journal of Contemporary Issues in Religions, Arts and Social Studies, Vol.10 Numbers 1&2: 87-101.
6. Mustapha, A. R. (2011) “The Historical Account of how Islam spread in Akokoland of Ondo State, Nigeria” International Journal of Communication and Performing Arts Vol. 3 No. 1: 49-56.
7. Mustapha, A. R. (2012) “The Emergence and Activities of Muslim Societies in Akokoland of Ondo State, Nigeria” Journal of Oriental and African Studies (JOAS), Vol. 21: 111-119.
8. Mustapha, A. R. (2013) “Terror Activities in Northern Nigeria: Jihād or Aberration?” Global Journal of Applied, Management & Social Sciences (GOJAMSS), Volume 4: 69-73.
9. Mustapha, A. R. (2014) “Exposition of the importance of Salāt (Muslim Devotional Worship) as an advocate of Universal Unity” Journal of Oriental and African Studies (JOAS), Vol. 23: 303-310.
10. Mustapha, A.R. (2015) “Looking at Religion in Relation to the Moral Situation in Contemporary Nigeria” Journal of Islamic Studies and Culture (JISC), Vol.3 Issue 1:7-10.
11. Mustapha, A. R. (2015) “Using Sharī‘ah as an alternative for promotion of National Integration in Nigeria” Journal of University Scholars in Religion, Issue 5: 687-703.
12. Mustapha, A.R. (2016) “Exploiting Religion for Wealth Generation in Yorubaland of Nigeria: The How and Why” World Journal of Social Science, Vol.3, No. 1: 33-39.
13. Mustapha, A. R. (2016) “Arabic Language and its Relevance to the Practice of Islam: The experience in Nigeria” Al-Aqlam: Journal of Language, Literature and Culture Vol. 14 Number 26: 124-135.
14. Mustapha, A. R. (2016) “The importance of Marriage (Zawāj) as a socio-moral institution in Islam” Keffi Journal of Religion – A joint Journal of the Departments of Islamic Studies and Religious Studies, Vol. 4: 1-15.
- Former Prime Ambassador, Ambassadors’ Club, Afin, Ondo State.
- Secretary, Palace Building Committee, Afin Akoko, Ondo State.
- Former Treasurer, Ansarudeen Youth Association of Nigeria, Ekiti State Branch.
- Member, National Finance Board, Ansarudeen Society of Nigeria.
- Former Secretary, Muslim Community, College of Education, Ikere Ekiti.