Al-Nejashi Mosque

Al-Nejashi Mosque

Al-Nejashi Mosque

Al-Nejashi Mosque

Islam crossed the shores of the Red Sea into Axum before it was even properly established in Saudi Arabia.
• Some of Prophet Mohammed’s relatives including 107 Muslims came to Ethiopia during the persecution of Muslims in Mecca, and settled in Nejash, Northern Ethiopia and then returned home safely after many years.
• Al-Nejashi in Tigray is the oldest mosque in Africa. The first building was erected in the 7th century.

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One of the first converts to Islam was an Ethiopian

One of the first converts to Islam was an Ethiopian

One of the first converts to Islam was an Ethiopian

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.

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