One of the first converts to Islam was an Ethiopian
One of the first converts to Islam was an Ethiopian born in Mecca of Ethiopian parents known as Bilalal- Habeshi, working for Prophet Mohammed.
• Apart from being the mace bearer and steward of the Prophet, he had the duty of waking him up early in the morning for prayer.
• Bilalal was also the first to say aloud “Allah hu Akbar!” the Muslim call for prayers.
• Thus he became the first muezzin in the world.
• Prophet Muhammed wet nurse was an Ethiopian named Baraka or Umm Ayman.