The African Traditional Religion is a religion honed on the African mainland. It is the indigenous religion of Africans with its own particular unmistakable components and character of the general population who hone it pretty much as Islam has the character of the Arabs, Judaism of the Jews, and Hindus of the Indians. Like different religions, it is hard to tell when this religion started yet we know it is as old as the Africans.
The African Traditional Religion is not entirely unexpected from different religions despite the fact that it went under disjoin the reactions of the early Europeans who came to Africa to engender Christianity. This religion was passed on to Africans in oral frame the very same way different religions radiated and is a lifestyle of the Africans. This may get to be intelligent in the everyday state of mind of the African. In this manner the fundamentals and thoughts of this religion exist to a great extent in oral structures are still especially comprehended by the Africans themselves who hone the religion.
Another intriguing element of this religion is that it has no hallowed book which has made a few faultfinders promptly misleadingly reason that it is not an uncovered religion or religion of the book. Some have likewise marked the religion, a religion of in reverse individuals. The African customary religion has no forcing and grand structures, for example, those of the places of worship, mosques, sanctuary, pagodas where admirers could troop in and out to adore. This advancement has depicted the religion in awful light according to the early Europeans that went to the mainland.
African Traditional Religion can best be comprehended through oral and non-oral gadgets. These oral gadgets are as yet living with Africans today and are communicated for the most part in axioms, names, melodies and others. The non-oral gadgets comprise of antiques generally recuperated from archeological unearthings and some present day craftsmanships. In spite of the convictions of the early European guests to the mainland, Africans hold an Almighty God exists, maker of Heaven and Earth.
“Chukwudi” (There is God) is a famous name in Ibo land, South-East of Nigeria best legitimizes this thought. It is in this way indisputable that even before the happening to the Europeans Africans had clear the learning of the presence of God. God consequently did not go to the African mainland with the Europeans. The Europeans just accompanied their own particular adaptation of God. Furthermore, the African Traditional Religion underpins this reality even undeniably.
Truth be told what these early guests to Africa did was to endeavor to annihilate the proceeded with presence of the religion together with its qualities by naming it an insidious religion from the dull mainland, loaded with savages, a religion which very commends the Devil certainly proposing that no good thing can leave a detestable place, for example, Africa the place where there is numerous kinds wrongs and indecencies. Strikingly, a few Africans purchased this thought snare, line and sinker. Africans had constantly realized that a genuine Supreme God existed.
The Europeans and different guests to the landmass did this keeping in mind the end goal to accomplish their full point of proliferating religions until now peculiar to the general population of the mainland.
Of course, to a substantial degree, they succeeded on account of the land state of the landmass which rendered the comprehension of the mainland verging on outlandish, assortment of societies and ethnic –nationalities in the mainland additionally added to this improvement. It was this assorted qualities in the way of life of Africans that prompted speculation.
In any case, we know today that all religions are precisely the same regarding convictions and thoughts. All religions hold the presence of a being(s) incomparable to man and the African Traditional Religion can’t be a special case