Africa Tour Part 2 – Ethiopia: Visiting the First Mosque

During the time of Prophet Mohammad (s), 1400 years ago, Ethiopia was part of a vast empire in northeast Africa known as Abyssinia (al-Habasha) reputed to be ruled by a just Christian king Negus (Nejash). While the small Muslim community in Makkah was facing extreme persecution, the Prophet advised a band of his followers to seek asylum in Abyssinia. This landmark episode known as the First Migration took place 6 years before the major Muslim migration to Madinah (616 CE), the year from when the Islamic calendar, After Hijrah (AH) commenced.Advertisements The Makkan polytheists sent a delegation to King...

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